when she sent for him and he held her moist hand, that would squeeze his hand with extraordinary violence and then push it away--seemed to him hours, and hours seemed to him minutes
The streets were very full that day, but we got on pretty well as far as the bottom of Cheapside, where there was a block for three or four minutes. The young man put his head out and said anxiously, "I think I had better get out and walk; I shall never get there if this goes on."
At any rate, we whirled into the station with many more, just as the great clock pointed to eight minutes to twelve o'clock.
Once outside his thoughts took definite shape, to the end that twenty minutes
later he entered a police station not far from the Rue Maule.
I been setting here talking with you all night till you went to sleep about ten minutes
ago, and I reckon I done the same.
"It was just a minute
before the execution," began the prince, readily, carried away by the recollection and evidently forgetting everything else in a moment; "just at the instant when he stepped off the ladder on to the scaffold.
"Apollon," I said quietly and emphatically, though I was breathless, "go at once without a minute
's delay and fetch the police-officer."
Colin turned on his face again and but for his long-drawn broken breaths, which were the dying down of his storm of sobbing, he lay still for a minute
, though great tears srteamed down his face and wet the pillow.
This was such a new idea to Alice, that she was quite silent for a minute
or two, which gave the Pigeon the opportunity of adding, `You're looking for eggs, I know THAT well enough; and what does it matter to me whether you're a little girl or a serpent?'
The cab stopped before the railway station at twenty minutes
Nicholl's chronometer marked twenty minutes
past ten P.M.
Leave him neglected where he lies, and his death is a question of hours--perhaps minutes
; who knows?