They sat about the house most of the day as
if it were Sunday; greasing their boots, mending their suspenders, plaiting whiplashes.
he approached the buildings, his steps become more deliberate, and his vigilant eye suffered no sign, whether friendly or hostile, to escape him.
The warmly cool, clear, ringing, perfumed, overflowing, redundant days, were as
crystal goblets of Persian sherbet, heaped up --flaked up, with rose-water snow.
That night, in the mid-watch, when the old man --as
his wont at intervals --stepped forth from the scuttle in which he leaned, and went to his pivot-hole, he suddenly thrust out his face fiercely, snuffing up the sea air as a
sagacious ship's dog will, in drawing nigh to some barbarous isle.
Next morning, as
we sat in my room waiting for breakfast to come up, we got a
good deal interested in something which was going on over the way, in front of another hotel.
They turned around the foot of the island and started up the channel on the Mis- souri side, under steam, and booming once in a while as
Injun Joe lay stretched upon the ground, dead, with his face close to the crack of the door, as
if his longing eyes had been fixed, to the latest moment, upon the light and the cheer of the free world outside.
I find, since reading over the foregoing Narrative, that I have, in several instances, spoken in such a
tone and manner, respecting religion, as
may possi- bly lead those unacquainted with my religious views to suppose me an opponent of all religion.
Vanstone, looking about him as
if the crash was coming already.
All he could make out was, that it was still very foggy and extremely cold, and that there was no noise of people running to and fro, and making a great stir, as
there unquestionably would have been if night had beaten off bright day, and taken possession of the world.
said Dora, slowly looking from one of us to the other, and then putting up her pretty lips to kiss us as
she lay upon her couch.
I had cut my knuckles against the pale young gentleman's teeth, and I twisted my imagination into a
thousand tangles, as
I devised incredible ways of accounting for that damnatory circumstance when I should be haled before the Judges.