United States or United States Minor Outlying Islands ? Vote for the TOP Country of the Week !


The men who happened to pass him on the footpath said "Good-morning" grudgingly. The women took no notice of him with one exception. She was young and saucy, and seeing him walking at the top of his speed on the way to the railway station, she called after him, "Don't be in a hurry, sir! You're in plenty of time for the London train." To her astonishment he suddenly stopped.

Trubus reddened, and tried to object. But his good wife overruled him. "Have you ever used a switchboard, miss?" he began. "Yes, sir. In my last position I began on the switchboard, and worked that way for nearly two months. I am sure I can do it." Trubus did not seem so optimistic. But, at his wife's silent argument looks more eloquent than a half hour of oratory, he nodded grudgingly.

To a Giolitti, adept in the trading game of political management, it must seem insane for Italy to plunge into the war against powerful allies, who at just this time were triumphing in West and East alike all the more when the sentimental and trading instincts of the populace might be partly satisfied with the concessions so grudgingly wrung from Austria.

He must not be unreasonable, he said; pride was no doubt an estimable weakness, but it might be carried too far; men must act upon realities not fancies; he must learn to have an eye to the main chance, and eschew heroics: what was life without money! It was not as if he gave it grudgingly, for he made him heartily welcome. The property was in truth but a flea-bite to him!

But I beg, I pray you, to give her the chance. Listen to what she has to say." "Very well," he answered, grudgingly. "I'll do what you ask. But I'll do it for your sake." Beverley had remained on the threshold of the next room. Now she retreated into it. O'Reilly followed; but at the door he turned. "Good-bye," he said to Clo. "Good-bye," she echoed. "And thank you again for everything."

So she's been living on people ever since." Ella rocked gloomily. "But she does it so nicely," Flora suggested. She still had the feeling that it was not decent to own up to these most secret facts of people's failings. "Oh, yes, she's a perfect wonder," Ella admitted grudgingly; "look at what she's done for you!" Ella's gesticulation was eloquent of how much that had been.

His gray eyes gleamed and he showed all his broken teeth as he spat back hate and defiance at Creede; but Jim was his elder brother and had bested him more than once since the days of their boyish quarrels. Slowly and grudgingly he made way, backing sullenly off with his Mexicans; and Jim stood alone, opposing his cold resolution to the white-hot wrath of Creede.

Nor was his jibing tone when he called after Tomaso when that youth was riding away: "Tell your brother I might buy his flying machine if he'll sell it cheap!" Mary V was indefatigably pursuing a new and apparently fascinating avocation, for which her mother expressed little sympathy, no enthusiasm whatever, and a grudgingly given consent.

The Egyptians call it Athyr, the Athenians Pyanepsion, the Boeotians the month of Demeter. . . . For it was that time of year when they saw some of the fruits vanishing and failing from the trees, while they sowed others grudgingly and with difficulty, scraping the earth with their hands and huddling it up again, on the uncertain chance that what they deposited in the ground would ever ripen and come to maturity.

Every man according as he purposeth in his heart, so let him give; not grudgingly, or of necessity: for God loveth a cheerful giver. Being enriched in every thing to all bountifulness, which causeth through us thanksgiving to God. For the administration of this service not only supplieth the want of the saints, but is abundant also by many thanksgivings unto God;