To all his grandiloquent account of the bald-headed chief and his countrymen, the Big Hearts of the East, his cousin listened with great attention, and replied in the customary
style of Indian welcome.
Two days later, as the steamer Mariposa plied her customary
route between Tahiti and San Francisco, the passengers ceased playing deck quoits, abandoned their card games in the smoker, their novels and deck chairs, and crowded the rail to stare at the small boat that skimmed to them across the sea before a light following breeze.
If Emily considered herself capable of contributing in this way to the completeness of his great work on "the ruined cities," she had only to apply to his bookseller in London, who would pay her the customary
remuneration and give her every assistance of which she might stand in need.
And, I say," pursued Old Sharon, relapsing into his customary
impudence, "you're in love, you know, with that nice girl.
I sat down in our customary
corner, by Mary's empty chair, and looked again at the pretty green flag, and burst out crying.
That is hardly my customary
fee; I'll take home this first instalment, then return and bring an action for salvage against the skin.
Of course it came to be considered "haunted," and the customary
tales were told of moving lights, dolorous sounds and startling apparitions.
Benjamin yielded, with his customary
consideration for me.
The effort to sustain his customary
vivacity was not encouraged by persons and circumstances about him.
She was dressed prettily and carefully, with the customary
touch of color in the scarlet geranium at her white throat.
After the customary
questions, whether they desired to enter upon matrimony, and whether they were pledged to anyone else, and their answers, which sounded strange to themselves, a new ceremony began.
It was Nutty speaking now, and it was impossible for Bill not to hear what he said, for Nutty had abandoned his customary
drawl in favour of a high, excited tone.