The Scarecrow was both pleased and proud at the fulfillment
of his greatest wish, and having thanked Oz warmly he went back to his friends.
Six different times, however, I suppose some infatuated prophecy- enthusiast blundered along and said, to the infinite disgust of Smyrna and the Smyrniotes: "In sooth, here is astounding fulfillment
But he found it difficult to overcome the timidity of the wild thing of the forest, and so day followed day without seeing a fulfillment
of his good intentions.
As soon as he had seen a visitor off he returned to one of those who were still in the drawing room, drew a chair toward him or her, and jauntily spreading out his legs and putting his hands on his knees with the air of a man who enjoys life and knows how to live, he swayed to and fro with dignity, offered surmises about the weather, or touched on questions of health, sometimes in Russian and sometimes in very bad but self-confident French; then again, like a man weary but unflinching in the fulfillment
of duty, he rose to see some visitors off and, stroking his scanty gray hairs over his bald patch, also asked them to dinner.
A week passed, and Werper was no nearer the fulfillment
of his plan, in so far as he could judge, than upon the day of his arrival, but at that very moment something occurred which gave him renewed hope and set his mind upon an even greater reward than a woman's ransom.
All that I can hope for now, all that I ask for, is a speedy fulfillment
of the death sentence.
Tara of Helium wished with all her heart that this learned scientist might be here to experience to the full the practical results of the fulfillment
of his prophecy.
The Rajah Muda Saffir, tiring of the excuses and delays which Bududreen interposed to postpone the fulfillment
of his agreement with the former, whereby he was to deliver into the hands of the rajah a certain beautiful maiden, decided at last to act upon his own initiative.
The words of De Montfort, which he had overheard at the dock, convinced him that here was one more obstacle to the fulfillment
of his revenge which must be removed as had the Lady Maud; but in this instance there was neither youth nor beauty to plead the cause of the intended victim, or to cause the grim executioner a pang of remorse.
It is not within the traditions of this country to evade fulfillment
of its obligations, however severe and unnatural they may seem, but in three months' time, Mr.
I leave you, Emily--with the firm conviction that there is a time of fulfillment
to come in our two lives.
Is this," said the Eagle, "the faithful fulfillment
of your promise to me?