So I sat and ate the stale but sweet bread, took a long drink of the good water from the earthen jar, and then, stretching myself out, drew my cloak up to my chin, and settled myself for sleep again. And that I might keep up a kind delusion that I was not quite alone in the bowels of the earth, I reached out my hand and affectionately drew the blades of corn between my fingers.
"You are a bad, silly boy to be jealous," said Aymer, watching him, half laughing, half affectionately, "you ought to have known for yourself, if they had been enough for me, you wouldn't be here at all."
The lady stood perfectly still, while Podatadsky, by way of exordium, embraced her affectionately. Neither did she offer any opposition to his daring hands, as first they removed her long mantilla, and then threw back her black crape veil which had so faithfully concealed her features. When he saw her face, he started back with a cry of remorse.
"Be cautious for you are all the world to me!" and he kissed his son affectionately. "Who could have attacked father?" he murmured, half aloud. "It was a dastardly thing to do. I must find out, even if I have to remain in the city. But who knows but what it was one of the boomers? Perhaps the man saw father had money and only asked about his papers to put him off the track.
You ought to be put in jail for talking that way." She pressed her aunt's shoulder affectionately. "Don't you mind a word she says, Aunt Phoebe. She's just a mischief-making old hag, and she oh, I'd like to beat her!" Hagar shook her head violently, and her voice rose shrill and malicious, cutting short Evadna's futile defiance. "Ka-a-ay bueno, yo'!" Her teeth gnashed together upon the words.
The Churn claims the honor because it is twenty miles long, while the Thames down to Cricklade measures only ten miles. But they come together affectionately, and journey on through rich meadows much like other streams, until the clear waters have acquired sufficient dignity to turn a mill.
"But I do not think that any of it is likely to melt into Fritz's pocket though, to be sure, we 'ave been very lucky, all of us, to-night," she looked affectionately at Sylvia. "Even you, Sir" Madame Wachner turned to Chester with a broad smile "even you must be pleased that we came to the Casino to-night. What a pity it is you did not risk something! Even one pound!
Nearly a year ago, on Tom's birthday, Tiger arrived as a present from Tom's uncle, and as the dog leaped with a dignified bound from the wagon in which he made his journey, Tom looked for a moment into his great, wise eyes, and impulsively threw his arms around his shaggy neck. Tiger was pleased with Tom's bright face, and affectionately licked his smooth cheeks.
Jefferson hurried to the portico in time to greet the young Marquis de Lafayette and his escort as they flung themselves off their hot mounts. Every head was uncovered as the young Frenchman affectionately embraced Mr. Jefferson, and greetings and acclamations went up from the throng of guests as they appeared at the entrance. 'Twas not wonderful that Mr.
Dunno Joe Parsons, as danced wid yer missis at the bricklayers' picnic?" The man stopped to think, trying to remember, but his brain refused the effort. "Orl right," he muttered; "come an' 'ave a drink." And he turned to the bar. "No fear," cried Chook, taking him affectionately by the arm, "no more fer me! I'm full up ter the chin, an' so are yous."