In fact, he wheeled wholly round
, and commenced a step or two, as if designing to enter the shop; but, as it chanced, his purpose was anticipated by Hepzibah's first customer, the little cannibal of Jim Crow, who, staring up at the window, was irresistibly attracted by an elephant of gingerbread.
Besides, there is no encouragement for ghosts in most of our villages, for they have scarcely had time to finish their first nap and turn themselves in their graves, before their surviving friends have travelled away from the neighborhood; so that when they turn out at night to walk their rounds
, they have no acquaintance left to call upon.
The boy was a handsome, bright-eyed mulatto, of just Henrique's size, and his curling hair hung round
a high, bold forehead.
She kissed me gently: I was all flour making the Christmas cake, and it would not have done to give me a hug; and then she looked round
After making that discovery, she went round
to the back of the house, and ascertained that the door on that side was secured in the same manner.
What can I say to her, when Em'ly tied a ribbon off her own neck round
little Minnie's the last night she was here, and laid her head down on the pillow beside her till she was fast asleep
and the man's eyes looked at me, and then looked over my head, and then looked all round
me, and then he drew his hand across his lips and laughed.
The lives of those rural forefathers, whom we are apt to think very prosaic figures--men whose only work was to ride round
their land, getting heavier and heavier in their saddles, and who passed the rest of their days in the half-listless gratification of senses dulled by monotony--had a certain pathos in them nevertheless.
The day,'' said Waldemar, ``is not yet very far spent let the archer's shoot a few rounds
at the target, and the prize be adjudged.
Then he went the rounds
and saw, as he said, that all was clear.
He looked down and saw the policeman going his rounds
and flashing the long beam of his lantern on the doors of the silent houses.
Don Quixote passed on to the fourth, a man of venerable aspect with a white beard falling below his breast, who on hearing himself asked the reason of his being there began to weep without answering a word, but the fifth acted as his tongue and said, "This worthy man is going to the galleys for four years, after having gone the rounds
in ceremony and on horseback.