"Why you, my lord, might take it away from us
in less than five minutes afterward; and from my knowledge of you I believe you will so take it away from us
Mirabel talk about while you were away from us
?" she asked innocently.
"I don't often speak of myself," said John, "but as you are going away from us
out into the world to shift for yourself I'll just tell you how I look on these things.
All these traces of his life seemed to clutch him, and to say to him: "No, you're not going to get away from us
, and you're not going to be different, but you're going to be the same as you've always been; with doubts, everlasting dissatisfaction with yourself, vain efforts to amend, and falls, and everlasting expectation, of a happiness which you won't get, and which isn't possible for you."
The street was rather more than a mile away from us
, in an easterly direction.
We were gliding sleekly through the water, but Demetrios was slowly sliding away from us. And not only was he going faster, but he was eating into the wind a fraction of a point closer than we.
Thus Demetrios Contos ran away from us, and we did no more than try our best to overtake him; and, in turn, if our boat proved faster than his, or was sailed better, he would, we knew, make no resistance when we caught up with him.
They seemed to be headed in a southwesterly direction, which would take them away from us
Then suddenly, as we approached Kew, came a number of people running, and the upperworks of a Martian fighting- machine loomed in sight over the housetops, not a hundred yards away from us
. We stood aghast at our danger, and had the Martian looked down we must immediately have perished.
She clasped these members almost convulsively as, with a confused, alarmed look, she broke out, "Oh, don't take it away from us
; we like it ourselves!"
In another moment they were racing as madly away from us
as they had before been charging down upon us.
It had prevented the larger Folk from taking our cave away from us
. And it was a most desirable cave, the highest on the bluff, the safest, and in winter the smallest and warmest.