He led the life of a hermit, and seldom met his kind at all, except at the store, where he went to buy the simple materials for his solitary meals. Barney turned aside from the main road into the old untravelled one leading past Sylvia Crane's house.
At last she came in sight and I ran up the road craning my neck to see if Georgia were really behind on old Lisa's back, and when I saw her pinched face aglow with smiles that were all for me, I had but one wish, and that was to get my arms around her.
What would Tom have said if he had seen, walking over the moor behind him, the very same Irishwoman who had taken his part upon the road? But whether it was that he looked too little behind him, or whether it was that she kept out of sight behind the rocks and knolls, he never saw her, though she saw him.
And I was again, and I could not but say to myself, probably for the last time, once again on the road to Little Christchurch.
But the dignity of the Sixth was to be upheld. So Carson began hurriedly: "Look here, you chaps, I've we've sent for you to tell you you're a good deal too cheeky to the Sixth have been for some time and and we've stood about as much as we're goin' to, and it seems you've been cursin' and swearin' at Tulke on the Bideford road this afternoon, and we're goin' to show you you can't do it.
Geoff had no cap; he was dusty, as if he had been for days on the road; and as he flew by, the cottagers came out to the doors to look, and said to each other that the little lord must be mad, that he would have an accident like his father.
Daisy and H. O. started after the donkey; the rest of us, with one accord, pursued the pig I don't know why. It trotted quietly down the road; it looked very black against the white road, and the ends on the top, where the Union Jack was tied, bobbed brightly as it trotted. At first we thought it would be easy to catch up to it. This was an error.
When Nelly said that she was going to meet her father, Little Yi offered to go with her. The two children went out, but saw nothing of Mr. Grey. 'We'll walk to the end of the road and look up Legation Street, said Nelly. Little Yi was quite willing, and they trotted along, all the Chinese staring very hard to see a little foreign girl in the streets without even an amah to look after her.
To such a length is this carried that when, as very frequently happens, the man rejoiced in the name of 'Fowl, 'Hat', 'Fire, 'Road, etc., in its Nicobarese equivalent, the use of these words is carefully eschewed for the future, not only as being the personal designation of the deceased, but even as the names of the common things they represent; the words die out of the language, and either new vocables are coined to express the thing intended, or a substitute for the disused word is found in other Nicobarese dialects or in some foreign tongue.
Therefore, setting his hand upon the stile, he vaulted lightly over, minded to go through the wood and join the high road further on. This he did by purest chance, and all unthinking followed the winding path. Now had Barnabas gone on by the road how different this history might have been, and how vastly different his career!