I must confess that my satisfaction with my first theories of an automatic
civilization and a decadent humanity did not long endure.
He stopped Symon, who had an automatic
finger on the button, saying: "No, leave all the lights on.
The irresistible, universal, automatic
tendency to find sweet pleasure somewhere, which pervades all life, from the meanest to the highest, had at length mastered Tess.
There's no reason why you should go at all, my dear," his wife answered with a cheerfulness that had become automatic
And now within all the automatic
succession of theoretic phrases-- distinct and inmost as the shiver and the ache of oncoming fever when we are discussing abstract pain, was the forecast of disgrace in the presence of his neighbors and of his own wife.
I have an extra pistol here, that the beggars didn't discover," and, removing the cover of a compartment, he drew forth an automatic
I had plenty of ammunition, an automatic
pistol and a heavy rifle--the latter one of twenty added to our equipment on the strength of Bowen's description of the huge beasts of prey which ravaged Caspak.
About his middle was strapped a belt, which carried a large-calibred automatic
pistol and several spare clips, loaded and ready for quick work.
The obsequious lackey--the automatic
genie of the house which belonged to none of the three men,--stood like a graven statue after having helped them in.
To complete his costume, a floppy felt hat, distinctly Rembrandtish in effect, perched half on his head and mostly over one ear; a sixpenny, white cotton undershirt covered his torso; and from a belt about his middle dangled a tobacco pouch, a sheath-knife, filled clips of cartridges, and a huge automatic
pistol in a leather holster.
and involuntary as his heart-beating and air-breathing, was his defence of his meat once he had his paw on it, his teeth in it.
It was not until several days later that he became interested in Bertie, when that young adventurer insisted on showing him an automatic