Naini Tal had sent down her contingent
with all speed; the lathering ponies of the Dalhousie Road staggered into Pathankot, taxed to the full stretch of their strength; while from cloudy Darjiling the Calcutta Mail whirled up the last straggler of the little army that was to fight a fight, in which was neither medal nor honour for the winning, against an enemy none other than "the sickness that destroyeth in the noonday.
He noticed that in the new contingent
there were many young girls, and he remembered what a lady in Dresden had once said to him--that America was the country of the Madchen.
Apparently the great hospitals had each sent down their contingent
The marshal, a Count Rostov, hasn't sent half his contingent
All were armed either with bow and arrows or muzzle-loaders, for nearly the entire Mezop contingent
had been enlisted for this march, only sufficient having been left aboard the feluccas to man them properly.
This phase of the many possibilities which he had realized might be contingent
upon even the partial success of his work alone had escaped his consideration, so that the first wave of triumphant exultation with which he had viewed the finished result of this last experiment had been succeeded by overwhelming consternation as he saw the thing which he had created gasp once or twice with the feeble spark of life with which he had endowed it, and expire--leaving upon his hands the corpse of what was, to all intent and purpose, a human being, albeit a most grotesque and misshapen thing.
His will took no notice of my father or my mother; but he left to my sister (always supposed to be his favorite in the family) a most extraordin ary legacy of possible pin-money, in the shape of a contingent
reversion to the sum of three thousand pounds, payable on the death of Lady Malkinshaw, provided I survived her.
Then the Rum Alley contingent
turned slowly in the direction of their home street.
Unfortunately for Joseph the disease which had cut off his parents did not stop at that; it went on and extirpated nearly the whole Brownon contingent
and its allies by marriage; and those who fled did not return.
Monsieur, may I ask on what you base that contingent
Each new contingent
brought its gifts to the emperor.
Mr Vincent Crummles was no sooner acquainted with the public announcement which Nicholas had made relative to the probability of his shortly ceasing to be a member of the company, than he evinced many tokens of grief and consternation; and, in the extremity of his despair, even held out certain vague promises of a speedy improvement not only in the amount of his regular salary, but also in the contingent
emoluments appertaining to his authorship.