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They joined hands, and the man sat down on the heap of stones.
He and the mender of roads sat on the heap of stones looking silently at one another, with the hail driving in between them like a pigmy charge of bayonets, until the sky began to clear over the village.
The same sort of process has perhaps been undergone by wiser men, when they have been cut off from faith and love--only, instead of a loom and a heap of guineas, they have had some erudite research, some ingenious project, or some well-knit theory.
At the very top was a level plain upon which were heaps of rock that at first glance seemed solid.
Round went the wheel again to the old song, and the manikin once more spun the heap into gold.
Tattered gamins on the right made a furious assault on the gravel heap.
Nothing left but a dull and dreary blank--a smouldering heap of dust and ashes--the silence and solitude of utter desolation.
The Abyssins have three different ways of putting a criminal to death: one way is to bury him to the neck, to lay a heap of brambles upon his head, and to cover the whole with a great stone; another is to beat him to death with cudgels; a third, and the most usual, is to stab him with their lances.
That heap of stones brings us at once to the dawn of the Anglian kingdom.
There were forty wolves, and forty times a wolf was killed, so that at last they all lay dead in a heap before the Woodman.
The Fox accumulated all that they had killed into one large heap and left to himself the smallest possible morsel.
Whilst he was doing this,I caught sight of a knot of young lasses, who were sitting near us on the grass surrounded by heaps of flowers which they were forming into garlands.