Her eyes wandered round the room with a last
weary and stupefied look.
It was addressed to Miss Garth, on paper with the deepest mourning-border round it; and the writer was the same man who followed us on our way home from a walk one day last
spring -- Captain Wragge.
She said good-bye to them all, and at last
turned her face to the side where her best-beloved had lain, and for over an hour she prayed.
The little man crawled about in the hay-loft, and at last
found a snug place to finish his night's rest in; so he laid himself down, meaning to sleep till daylight, and then find his way home to his father and mother.
Now that you are about to die the most unthinkably horrid death that it is given a white man to die--let this word of the plight of your wife add to the torments that you must suffer before the last
savage spear-thrust releases you from your torture.
And, as I obeyed that last
behest with all my might, without a thought of what I was doing, save that he bade me do it, I saw his hands shoot up and his head bob down, and his lithe, spare body cut the sunset as cleanly and precisely as though he had plunged at his leisure from a diver's board!
As the last
utan was filing past us the waters had risen until they surged about our necks, but we clasped hands and stood our ground until the last
man had passed to the comparative safety of the new passageway.
Was not your costume last
night rather a singular one for the evening?
Dounia saw at last
that it was hard to deceive her and came to the conclusion that it was better to be absolutely silent on certain points; but it became more and more evident that the poor mother suspected something terrible.
That formidable seafaring man with one leg has at last
gone clean out of my life; but I dare say he met his old Negress, and perhaps still lives in comfort with her and Captain Flint.
You know very well that the last
was stopped on his way, dashed on the rocks, and the governor told us next day that we were careless fellows.
Upon both sides of the door men fell; but at last
the frail barrier gave to the vicious assaults of the maddened attackers; it crumpled inward and a dozen swarthy murderers leaped into the living-room.