I gripped his hand without another word, and remained on guard over the three sleepers
while Raffles stole upstairs.
And with the sleepers
lie also the bottles wherein were once the curious liquors: and upon them is writ, in ancient letters, such words as these--Dames of heathen gods of olden time, perchance: Rumpunch, Jinsling, Egnog.
As it was, miserably and helplessly, not half himself, a puppet dreamer in a half-nightmare, he knew, as a restless sleeper
awakening between vexing dreams, that he was being transported head-downward out of the canoe house that stank of death, through the village that was only less noisome, and up a path under lofty, wide-spreading trees that were beginning languidly to stir with the first breathings of the morning wind.
Satisfied at length, not only of the condition but of the character of the stranger, Mahtoree was in the act of withdrawing his head, when a slight movement of the sleeper
announced the symptoms of reviving consciousness.
And yet there was such a silence all around, that he felt sure he could have heard even the breathing of a sleeper
, if there had been one there.
He began, `Oh, great and just God, no man among us knows what the sleeper
knows, nor is it for us to judge what lies between him and Thee.
The carriage stopped; and the sleeper
being roused, was lifted to the ground by his uncle.
In any of the burial-places of this city through which I pass, is there a sleeper
more inscrutable than its busy inhabitants are, in their innermost personality, to me, or than I am to them?
But one important detail I have omitted from my description of the sleeper
At these words the sleeper
awoke, and lost no time in rising and hurrying to the garden, where she found all as the Good Queen had described.
But, at this moment, a dog scenting along the ground, came in beneath the maple-trees, and gazed alternately at each of these wicked men, and then at the quiet sleeper
Now it is well known that when there are many of these flowers together their odor is so powerful that anyone who breathes it falls asleep, and if the sleeper
is not carried away from the scent of the flowers, he sleeps on and on forever.