Edmund had talked of coming to see her, so openly, he had laughed at and blamed her so uncompromisingly, that she had no doubt that he had not the least inclination to fall in love with her. She had the best of elder brothers in him, and he would take care of Gerald, and, happy in her confidence she fell asleep. "What is that which I should turn to, lighting upon days like these?
The king thanked him for his valuable advice, and procured two or three powerful man-traps, which he placed within his treasure-chamber. Night came on, and the two thieves set to work as before, but no sooner had the younger brother disappeared through the hole in the wall than he began to utter loud cries of agony. "Peace, brother! You will rouse the guard," said the elder.
Closely as the brothers agreed in their inclinations and aversions the ways by which each sought to gratify them were widely dissimilar. Youth and an ardent temperament did not allow the younger brother to follow the tortuous course through which the elder wound himself to his object.
"Yes," answered Mr. Sheldon the elder, who appeared by on means to relish this "totting-up" of his future wife's fortune; "I have no doubt I ought to consider myself a very lucky man." "So Barlingford folks will say when they hear of the business. And now I hope you're not going to forget your promise to me." "What promise?"
A glance at the map of North America will show you where the Red River is, with its settlement founded by Lord Selkirk. I was very young when I went there with my father, my elder brother Malcolm, and John Dawes, a faithful servant who had been brought up in the family from childhood. John was a great sportsman, a most kind-hearted fellow, and could turn his hand to anything.
In the cold grey of dawn they descended at last at the great bare Gare de l'Est in Paris. Paul felt tired, cramped and unshaven, but of necessity entered a taxi called by one of his companions, and, accompanied by Pierrepont and the elder of his assistants, was driven along through the cheerless, deserted streets to the Sûreté.
Fools, maybe, but happy; happy to the very core thoroughly engrossed in their happiness. The elder brother was almost maddened by it. "He must mind what he does tell him so, Uncle Phineas it would be safer. He MUST mind, or I will not answer for myself. I was fond of Edwin I was indeed but now it seems sometimes as if I HATED him." "Guy!" "Oh, if it had been a stranger, and not he!
It was only in 1774 that the elder Herschel began his work in the construction of reflecting telescopes. These he gradually increased in size, until near the close of the century, when he produced an instrument which magnified two hundred and twenty-seven diameters.
The testament came into force: but the two sons of Micipsa the vehement Hiempsal still more than his weak elder brother soon came into so violent collision with their cousin whom they looked on as an intruder into the legitimate line of succession, that the idea of a joint reign of the three kings had to be abandoned.
"A man never calls out like that but once in his life! True enough the dagger is sticking here just under the ninth rib! This is mad work! That is your doing again, Lykos, you savage wolf!" "He bit deep into my finger in the struggle " "And you are for ever tearing each other to pieces for the sake of the women," interrupted the elder, not listening to the other's excuses.