"`Here lieth the body of Albert Crawford, Esq.,'" read Anne from a worn, gray slab
, "`for many years Keeper of His Majesty's Ordnance at Kingsport.
He flung down the slab
, broke it, and swooping down on her with outstretched hands shouted, "Get out!" in such a terrible voice that the whole house heard it with horror.
In persons who were so soon to part, and interpose between their else daily communication the formidable barrier of many thousand miles of stormy space, and who were for that reason anxious to cast no other cloud, not even the passing shadow of a moment's disappointment or discomfiture, upon the short interval of happy companionship that yet remained to them - in persons so situated, the natural transition from these first surprises was obviously into peals of hearty laughter, and I can report that I, for one, being still seated upon the slab
or perch before mentioned, roared outright until the vessel rang again.
Upon the floor were many fresh, human bones and upon a marble slab
a mass of shapeless flesh.
He then married, having had in his eye a little French girl, from whose parents he extorted a reasonable dowry by showing them what there was beneath the slab
of the chimney.
On the marble slab
were two plates, two napkins, two rolls of bread, and a dish, with another napkin in it, on which reposed two quaint little black balls.
They were followed by gray days under the cover of high, motionless clouds that looked as if carved in a slab
of ash-coloured marble.
Then there was a Mexican who sold big slabs
of brown chewing taffy for five cents each.
Wide prairies Vegetable productions Tabular hills Slabs
of sandstone Nebraska or Platte River Scanty fare Buffalo skulls Wagons turned into boats Herds of buffalo Cliffs resembling castles The chimney Scott's Bluffs Story connected with them The bighorn or ahsahta Its nature and habits Difference between that and the "woolly sheep," or goat of the mountains
At regular intervals down the long sides of the room, at right angles with the wall, were iron slabs
, grooved like meat-dishes; and on each lay a body.
Wooden whales, or whales cut in profile out of the small dark slabs
of the noble South Sea war-wood, are frequently met with in the forecastles of American whalers.
There was no way of looking in, for the door fitted tight into the massive stone slabs
. The only opportunity for the entrance of light was through a small hole between the great stones above the door.