Even yet, though my thoughts were ultimately much absorbed in the task
, it wears, to my eye, a stern and sombre aspect: too much ungladdened by genial sunshine; too little relieved by the tender and familiar influences which soften almost every scene of nature and real life, and undoubtedly should soften every picture of them.
Then Ferko went straight to the palace and told the King that he was ready to perform the third task
if he would come to the hill and see it done.
But Thistle could not stay, for half his task
was not yet done; and he longed for sunlight and Lily-Bell.
Descended from a race of meat eaters, never in his life, he thought, had he once satisfied his appetite for animal food; and so now his agile little body wormed its way far into the mass of struggling, rending apes in an endeavor to obtain a share which his strength would have been unequal to the task
of winning for him.
No man living had a harder task
, and a task
that called for more wisdom to do it right.
As there were no settled hours for study and play, I resolved to give my pupils a certain task
, which, with moderate attention, they could perform in a short time; and till this was done, however weary I was, or however perverse they might be, nothing short of parental interference should induce me to suffer them to leave the schoolroom, even if I should sit with my chair against the door to keep them in.
We are building up our case, and we hope before long to secure the criminal, but it is not an easy task
He was beginning to recognize the hopelessness of his task
I had no reason that I knew for wanting to carry the puppy to the cave, except that I WANTED to; and I stayed by my task
Light as the task
would have been for a strong man to lower the small boat to the ground, it took Daylight hours.
Chairman, before we bend to our noble task
of purifying politics, in the interest of good government I wish to say a word of the untoward events of last evening.
It was Lady Austen, too, who urged Cowper to his greatest work, The Task