hush!" said David, summoning all his ingenuity in this severe strait.
David, seizing the opportunity, deposited his reserve of lozenges in the ground and hastily swept some earth over them.
David made haste to add every one of the stray coins, put on the lid, and covered it well with earth, saying in his meet coaxing tone -
I may mention here that David is a stout believer in prayer, and has had his first fight with another young Christian who challenged him to the jump and prayed for victory, which David thought was taking an unfair advantage.
Is it not strange that, though I talk thus plainly to David about his mother, he still seems to think me fond of her?
To which David: "Is that why you are so kind to me?"
They approached the unconscious David, and, while one pointed the dagger towards his heart, the other began to search the bundle beneath his head.
As for David Swan, he still slept quietly, neither conscious of the shadow of death when it hung over him, nor of the glow of renewed life when that shadow was withdrawn.
And so young David went to live in the Bentley farmhouse with Jesse.
The effort he had made to extend his land holdings had been suc- cessful and there were few farms in the valley that did not belong to him, but until David came he was a bitterly disappointed man.
The scout, remembering only his own sturdy and iron nature, had probably exacted a task that David, under no circumstances, could have performed.
Though the figurative language of David was not very intelligible, the sincere and steady expression of his eye, and the glow of his honest countenance, were not easily mistaken.