Possessed myself of a strong stomach and a hard head, inured to hardship, cruelty, and brutality, nevertheless I found, as I came to manhood, that I unconsciously protected myself from the hurt of the trained-animal turn
by getting up and leaving the theatre whenever such turns
came on the stage.
If you turn
the grasshopper, mademoiselle, we shall all be blown up.
Behind the foremost row were herded a second and a third row of people awaiting their turn
; but sometimes their impatience led these people to stretch a hand through the first row, in order to deposit their stakes.
At almost the same instant I thought that I caught the scraping of hide sandals upon the ledge beyond the turn
. For the next few seconds my attention was considerably divided.
follows another--jugglers, acrobats, rubber-jointed wonders, fire-dancers, coon-song artists, singers, players, female impersonators, sentimental soloists, and so forth and so forth.
Trent, on leaving the hotel, turned
for almost the first time in his life westwards.
Esmeralda, the Negress, was busy sorting her mistress' baggage from the pile of bales and boxes beside the cabin, and Miss Porter had turned
away to follow Clayton, when something caused her to turn
again toward the sailor.
Without speaking, Pollyanna turned
and followed her aunt from the room.
The weather was too bad for even a cat to be turned
out in it.
When Dunstan Cass turned
his back on the cottage, Silas Marner was not more than a hundred yards away from it, plodding along from the village with a sack thrown round his shoulders as an overcoat, and with a horn lantern in his hand.
"Wants to turn
on the other side," whispered the servant, and got up to turn
the count's heavy body toward the wall.
Norah's face was the first to change; Norah's head was the first to turn