They had been shut up in a garrison so long on moldy food that they could not keep their delight to themselves when this fine fresh meat came springing into their midst. Poor creature, it had wrought damage to a nation which loved it well. For the French knew where the English were now, whereas the English had no suspicion of where the French were.
Oh, you're a foreigner; it's the way the labourers do keep the account of the day's work with the overseer, the bailiff; a notch for every day the bailiff makes on his stick, and the labourer the like on his stick, to tally; and when we come to make up the account, it's by the notches we go.
She cosseted herself with no false ideas as to the nature of the work which she proposed to undertake. She knew very well that she might have to keep rougher company than that of Buggins if she put her shoulder to that wheel. She was willing enough to do this, and had been willing to encounter such company ever since she left the Cedars. She was prepared for the roughness.
For myself, I felt so much self-reproach and contrition for my part in what had happened, that nothing would have enabled me to keep back my tears but the fear that Steerforth, who often looked at me, I saw, might think it unfriendly or, I should rather say, considering our relative ages, and the feeling with which I regarded him, undutiful if I showed the emotion which distressed me.
The whiskey in that bottle destroys balance, mental and physical. It substitutes dreaming and foolish self-confidence for real effort. It presents all of life's problems and duties in a false light. It makes those things seem unimportant which are most important. Keep away from this bottle, and keep away from those who praise it.
We were obliged to shoot hawks and crows, and boil them into a mess, which served, at least, to keep these poor animals alive. January 29. The cart was sent back about twelve miles for some of the callitris trees required for planking, none having been seen nearer to our camp.
Once he ceased hunting and became man's plate-licker, the Rubicon was crossed. Thenceforth he was a gentleman of leisure; and except the few whom we keep working, the whole race grew more and more self-conscious, mannered and affected. The number of things that a small dog does naturally is strangely small.
When you are not found at your house, it will be supposed that you have fled from the city, and the search after you will be relaxed." My father at length consented to follow the advice of Don Cassiodoro, who promised to keep him informed of all that was taking place. There was, however, a risk that the Spanish colonel, whose wound he had dressed, would inform against him.
Therefore, until the psychological moment comes, the politic thing to do is to keep "mum" about this matter and await the happenings of the future.
I'm sure you'll get to like each other by-and-by. Good-night." "Good-night, sir," replied Barry courteously. "I think we had better keep on towing until daylight." The advent of Mr. Billy Warner of Ponapé with his entourage of sixteen truculent, evil-faced Solomon Islanders was not regarded with enthusiasm by the chief officer and the native crew of the Mahina.