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Sophie Tarne singing her best to amuse this vile and disorderly crew, who sat or stood around the room half drunk, and with glasses in their hands, pipes in their mouths, and the formidable, old-fashioned horse-pistols in their pockets!
Here and there were to be seen a constant couple or two, who preferred their own sweet discourse to the jingle of glasses or the charms of rhetoric which fell from the mouths of the Honourable George and the Bishop of Barchester; but the grounds were as nearly vacant as Mr. Slope could wish them to be.
Would they feel any more kindly towards his honest old father when he had proved that he had been faithful to the end? No, they thought they were virtuous and only denouncing injustice, but when that charge was taken out of their mouths they would clack on out of jealousy at his success.
Tales of their address, their cunning, or their generosity, were in the mouths of everybody, and a noted thief was a kind of hero in high repute.
I do not attempt to say how it will be when, in order to spread ourselves over the earth, and convincingly to preach the blessings of our deeply incorporated civilization by the mouths of our eight-inch guns, the mind of the nation shall be politically centred at some capital; that is the function of prophecy, and I am only writing literary history, on a very small scale, with a somewhat crushing sense of limits.
He might have been proud, but there were hungry mouths to feed, and for their sakes he must forget that he should die sooner than beg favors. Frank felt rather stiff and sore on the following day. He was satisfied to hang about camp, and let his chums do the hunting, for once. Jerry could not be restrained, for his sporting blood demanded that he keep going all the while.
The broken Arm informed me that maney of the Small chiefs of the different Bands of his nation had not heard our word from our own mouths, Several of them were present and was glad to See me &c. I repeeted in part what had been Said in Council before.
He realized that this offer was not only generous, but that it made it worth his while dropping everything else he had in hand and devoting his entire time and thought for even six mouths to the proposition of developing the electric locomotive. He looked at his father and nodded. Mr. Swift said, calmly: "We take you on that offer, Mr. Bartholomew.
Victor [pseud.] Appleton - Tom Swift and His Electric Locomotive, or, Two Miles a Minute on the Rails
Pelle defended his machines, but Peter would not give in. "The whole thing should have been altered first," he said angrily. "As it is, they are inventions of the devil! The machines have come a day or two too early, and point their mouths at us, like captured cannons!"
"With having tried to rob the treasure castle, Your Majesty," replied one of the horse-headed servitors in a firm, stable tone. "Then send for the Lord Chief Justice at once," said the Dwarf-King. The three culprits were left standing uneasily in a kind of cage. They would have tried to speak, but every time they opened their mouths, one of the guards gave them a dig in the ribs.