My brother was not clever enough to detect that the old woman had merely refused the two pieces
of money he had offered her in order to get more, but he inquired if she could procure him the pleasure of seeing this lady.
Had Adrienne been longer in communion with a cold and heartless world, she would not have submitted to this piece
of selfish extortion; but, inexperienced, and half frightened by the woman's manner, she begged the pittance offered as a boon, dropped her thimble, and made a hasty retreat.
We shall not miss them, so stake twenty pieces
at a time.
This cart contained divers large packets wrapped in pieces
of old stuff.
of bread was given to them, but it was still smaller than the time before.
The children had discovered the glittering hoard, and when in a mischievous mood used to fling showers of moidores, diamonds, pearls and pieces
of eight to the gulls, who pounced upon them for food, and then flew away, raging at the scurvy trick that had been played upon them.
of his left knee is missing, having been lost years ago when he scattered himself too carelessly.
In order from left to right on the line of squares nearest the players, the jetan pieces
are Warrior, Padwar, Dwar, Flier, Chief, Princess, Flier, Dwar, Padwar, Warrior.
Presently he withdrew it, a franc piece
lying in the palm.
Why--yes,' replied Nicholas: 'that is the course of the piece
I do not know how this really happened, yet the fact remains that one fine day this piece
of wood found itself in the shop of an old carpenter.
And how nicely can doggish lust beg for a piece
of spirit, when a piece
of flesh is denied it!