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"Bring him here. I've got to see him." The Captain hesitated. "Did he state his business?" "No, sir. But he has a pass through the lines at Sawyerville, signed by Colonel Wray." "Um let him come in." It was not the Mr. McNally who had played for Katherine two nights before.
There I caught a glimpse of a little head with two black eyes, like a prairie-dog's, peering out of a crevice, and I was just in time to see him open his small jaws and say "shink" about as a rusty hinge would pronounce it. I whipped my revolver out of my belt and fired, but the little fellow dodged the bullet and was gone.
Science teaches that dark colours absorb heat, and part with it much more rapidly than light ones; black and white being the two extremes. How strange that this knowledge has not been applied to dress!
Again, that is thought to be Practical Wisdom in the most proper sense which has for its object the interest of the Individual: and this usually appropriates the common name: the others are called respectively Domestic Management, Legislation, Executive Government divided into two branches, Deliberative and Judicial.
We burned the bedstead and dropped the ashes into the Canal; we took up the matting of the room and treated that in the same way. I went off to a village and borrowed two big hoes I did not want the villagers to help while the Major arranged the other matters. It took us four hours' hard work to make the grave.
"When you get back to Melbourne," said the doctor, quietly, "you'll hear more of this." "You're a couple of pickpockets aping the gentleman," said the skipper, and he turned to the mate. "Mr. Mackenzie, what do these two ragamuffins look like?" "Pickpockets," said the mate, dutifully. "It's a very handy thing," said the old man, jeeringly, "to have a doctor aboard.
The two envoys were weary with travel, and were hungry, for they had consumed all their food, not doubting that they should find abundance at the table of the sovereign of all these realms. But, to their surprise, Massasoit was entirely destitute, not having even a mouthful to offer them. Supperless they went to bed.
"I'll help you if I can." The boys agreed to pay Mr. Beecher a weekly sum of two hundred and fifty dollars which he knew was considerable for them. When the first article had been written they took him their first check. He looked at it quizzically, and then at the boys. Then he said simply: "Thank you." He took a pin and pinned the check to his desk.
Edward William Bok - The Americanization of Edward Bok : the autobiography of a Dutch boy fifty years after
"Well, you expected my time to be pretty well occupied the first week or two after Magda came back, didn't you?" countered Gillian. She smiled as she spoke and proceeded leisurely to draw off her gloves, while Storran signalled to a waiter. She was really very glad to see him again.
The former of these two alternatives might represent the case of the principal poets of the sentimental kind in Roman antiquity and in modern times. Born at another period of the world, transplanted under another sky, these poets who stir us now by ideas, would have charmed us by individual truth and simple beauty.