The Scarecrow found a seat in the wagon between Omby Amby and the Shaggy Man, and his weight did not add much to the load because he was stuffed with straw
He would have gone on splitting straws
in that provoking way the whole morning if I hadn't stopped him.
The carpenter and I stuck it out two days more, then we drew straws
for it and it was his turn.
They saw it burst as though built of straws
, and an instant later Tantor, the elephant, thundered down upon them.
The young gentleman had brains enough not to tell Jones, reasoning that East and Brown, who were noted as some of the toughest fags in the School, wouldn't care three straws
for any licking Jones might give them, and would be likely to keep their words as to passing it on with interest.
Anon they turn into narrower and steeper staircases, and the night-air begins to blow upon them, and the chirp of some startled jackdaw or frightened rook precedes the heavy beating of wings in a confined space, and the beating down of dust and straws
upon their heads.
Jake got on the front seat with Otto Fuchs, and I rode on the straw
in the bottom of the wagon-box, covered up with a buffalo hide.
He never took all the straw
away, and the smell from what lay underneath was very bad; while the strong vapors that rose made my eyes smart and inflame, and I did not feel the same appetite for my food.
His stock consisted of a wooden stool, made out of a broken-backed chair cut down, which stool, young Jerry, walking at his father's side, carried every morning to beneath the banking-house window that was nearest Temple Bar: where, with the addition of the first handful of straw
that could be gleaned from any passing vehicle to keep the cold and wet from the odd-job-man's feet, it formed the encampment for the day.
Having travelled about three miles, we came to a long kind of building, made of timber stuck in the ground, and wattled across; the roof was low and covered with straw
D'Artagnan went instantly to the hay dealer and bargained with him for a hundred and fifty trusses of straw
, which he obtained, at the rate of three pistoles each.
Striking into a trail or path which led up from the river, he guided them for some distance in the prairie, until they came in sight of a number of lodges made of straw
, and shaped like hay-stacks.