But the rations are short
, very short-- so short
time later the strange party came to the clearing in which stood the ape-man's cabin.
I had thought his short
legs a bar to swiftness, but had he been coursing with greyhounds the latter would have appeared as though asleep on a door mat.
Accurately described, Lord Lydiard's widow was short
and fat, and, in the matter of age, perilously near her sixtieth birthday.
Harry Maylie looked as if he could have followed up this short
dialogue by one or two remarks that would have staggered the doctor not a little; but he contented himself with saying, 'We shall see,' and pursued the subject no farther.
was the crocodile?" I asked, as the story was getting a little complicated.
Nicholas was short
with curly hair and an open expression.
Those readers who are of the same complexion with him will perhaps think this short
chapter contains abundance of matter; while others may probably wish, short
as it is, that it had been totally spared as impertinent to the main design, which I suppose they conclude is to bring Mr Jones to the gallows, or, if possible, to a more deplorable catastrophe.
When we were married, I was shrewdly put to it to bring him that little stock I had, and to let him see it was no more; but there was a necessity for it, so I took my opportunity one day when we were alone, to enter into a short
dialogue with him about it.
Thus, twilight had already closed in, when they turned off the path to the door of a roadside inn, yet twelve miles short
Seeing that he was up and dressed, and that the room appeared to have been occupied ever since she quitted it on the previous evening, she stopped short
, in some embarrassment.
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