To the top strap fasten the string of the nose-bag, a calico bag about the size of a pillowslip, containing the tea, sugar and flour bags, bread, meat, baking-powder and salt, and brought, when the swag is carried from the left shoulder, over the right on to the chest, and so balancing the swag behind.
She listened eagerly, and this is what it said: "You must know, my dear mistress, that I have long had a great wish to see more of the world. The park is pleasant enough, but after all if you are led on a string and not allowed to speak to other dogs, it soon becomes dull and tiresome.
To do this satisfactorily, I am obliged to twist this thread, so as to string together into a semblance of order my Oberon's "random pearls." If anybody that holds any commerce with his fellowmen can be called solitary, Oberon was a "solitary man."
The signs and symptoms of fracture of the cranium are: Loss of appetite and failure of digestion, insomnia, difficulty in micturition, constipation, a febrile dyscrasia, difficulty in cracking nuts or crusts of bread with the jaws, or severe pain when a string is attached to the teeth and pulled sharply.
A breath of air, A bullock's low, A bunch of flowers, Hath power to call from everywhere The spirit of forgotten hours Hours when the heart was fresh and young, When every string in freedom sung, Ere life had shed one leaf of green.
Nor was this all that I brought away with me, for when I went to take leave of Meer Jaffier, he presented me, as a mark of his esteem, with a very handsome dress of gold cloth, and a string of pearls, valued afterwards at a thousand pounds. So that I was now become a rich man. We buried Marian at night, by the Nabob's permission, in a corner of the garden of the seraglio.
For one moment she thought he was going to spring. And again he was on his feet, snarling. There was silence for an interminable instant; then a stream of words, scorching and ferocious, snarled at her like the furious growling of a dog a string of blasphemies and filth. Just so much she understood.
Baffled by the killing of the mongoose, he looked around for another line to follow. He was fascinated by the idea of there being a mysterious link between the woman and the animal, but he was already preparing a second string to his bow. His new idea was to use the faculties of Oolanga, so far as he could, in the service of discovery.
He could knock you off a regular string of words about a woman's eyelashes or her little finger. I listened to him with relish. "'I have seen a great many women in my day, he said, 'but I give you my word of honour, I speak as a friend, your Natasha Andreyevna is a pearl, a rare girl. Of course she has her defects many of them, in fact, if you like but still she is fascinating.
The others soon joined, Wharton being more afraid of staying behind, by himself, than of going with the rest. "Now, what are we to do next?" "I should say we ought to find out whether anyone has got into the house. That is the first thing. Then, if they have, we have got to try to wake up the people, and to frighten the men inside. "Have you got some string in your pockets?" "I have got some."