Many young couples of my acquaintance, who have had no other reason for concealing the fact beyond their own whim
, have thus slipped off without saying a word to anybody, and returned full-blown housekeepers, with "at home" days of their own, and everything else like real married people,--for, as said an old lady to me, "one can never be sure of married people nowadays unless you have been at the wedding.
And then he induced Mamma Valerius to indulge a queer whim
All this long harangue (which might very well have been spared) our knight delivered because the acorns they gave him reminded him of the golden age; and the whim
seized him to address all this unnecessary argument to the goatherds, who listened to him gaping in amazement without saying a word in reply.
He had the whim
to stay awhile and see what the droll tinker might do when he awoke.
Some strange whim
of the chief of this tribe saved Paulvitch from death only to plunge him into a life of misery and torture.
He rather enjoyed the voyage, for he was well fed and well lodged, took a great interest in the scenes through which they were passing, and consoled himself with the delusion that his master's whim
would end at Bombay.
But the Time Traveller had more than a touch of whim
among his elements, and we distrusted him.
Strangest in this, that so soon as dawn had come, I, who had talked with God, crept out of the house like a rat leaving its hiding place--a creature scarcely larger, an inferior animal, a thing that for any passing whim
of our masters might be hunted and killed.
Yes," said Porthos, "that is a duchess of my acquaintance whim
I have great trouble to meet on account of the jealousy of her husband, and who sent me word that she should come today to this poor church, buried in this vile quarter, solely for the sake of seeing me.
Morrel, and this day and a half was lost from pure whim
, for the pleasure of going ashore, and nothing else.
Pres- ently some chance whim
came to the pestering blur, and it began to coil heavily away.
Maybe you think that I am exaggerating things--that this is a mere whim
of mine, or that I am quoting from a book?