Churchill's illness, and wanted to know how she was treated; and as for the ball
, it was shocking to have dear Emma disappointed; but they would all be safer at home.
So in the evening he appeared at the ball
in his golden cloak; but before the entertainment was over he slipped away, and went straight to the stables, where he mounted his foal and rode out into the meadow to wait for the Flower Queen's daughter.
struck the head of the already-wounded guard, and the other flattened itself against a rock, after having passed within two inches of D'Artagnan.
Bennet," as she entered the room, "we have had a most delightful evening, a most excellent ball
Now, my lord, give me, if you have not lost it, the ball
-- that which contained the letter.
Edmund was at this time particularly full of cares: his mind being deeply occupied in the consideration of two important events now at hand, which were to fix his fate in life--ordination and matrimony--events of such a serious character as to make the ball
, which would be very quickly followed by one of them, appear of less moment in his eyes than in those of any other person in the house.
This time he had pulled his ball
into some long grass.
He was definitely afraid that the Mingotts might be going too far; that, in fact, they might have Granny Mingott's orders to bring the Countess Olenska to the ball
In their childlike glee, aroused by the fire and their luck in successfully cannonading the French, our artillerymen only noticed this battery when two balls
, and then four more, fell among our guns, one knocking over two horses and another tearing off a munition-wagon driver's leg.
The rest of her real self was hidden far away inside so many warm garments that in shape she seemed rather like a ball
Then four of them rolled themselves into round balls
and the other two tossed them around and played ball
She was to make her debut on the third of January, at a magnificent ball
, which her mamma proposed to give to all the nobility and choice gentry of O and its neighbourhood for twenty miles round.