Had Martin not talked as he had to his wife he would have been able, undoubtedly, to disregard her and to continue the line of chatter which he had hit upon
so happily and which he had never suspected was in him.
Tarzan required assistance in the scheme he had hit upon
and his assistant must be equally as brave and almost as active as he.
At last they con- spired together and hit upon
a plan that promised a dazzling victory.
He can sit down and write a fine flourishing letter, full of professions and falsehoods, and persuade himself that he has hit upon
the very best method in the world of preserving peace at home and preventing his father's having any right to complain.
I was determined, however, to explore the low structure which was the only evidence of habitation in sight, and so I hit upon
the unique plan of reverting to first principles in locomotion, creeping.
The grave was being dug slowly; the fish fled on all sides while their retreat was being thus disturbed; I heard the strokes of the pickaxe, which sparkled when it hit upon
some flint lost at the bottom of the waters.
I am glad I was lucky enough to hit upon
the right thing.
It is evident, then, that those who employ slaves have not as yet hit upon
the right way of managing them.
One day a good fortune befell him, for he hit upon
Lane's translation of The Thousand Nights and a Night.
However, as one plan after another was conjured by the strength of his desires, he at last hit upon
one which came to him almost with the force of a blow and brought him sitting upright among his sleeping companions.
At last he hit upon
a plan, and after seeing that he was concealed from the view of those below, he gave a few hoarse grunts in imitation of a panther.
I was interested as to which quatrain he would like best, and was not surprised when he hit upon
the one born of an instant's irritability, and quite at variance with the Persian's complacent philosophy and genial code of life: