The little maiden stretched out her hands towards them when--the match
But I did not stay to look, I promise you: I retreated again, and when my second match
had ended, I struck my third.
Porthos, left alone, applied the spark bravely to the match
. The spark - a feeble spark, first principle of conflagration - shone in the darkness like a glow-worm, then was deadened against the match
which it set fire to, Porthos enlivening the flame with his breath.
"Some Munchkins came here a few days ago and matched
a lot of people together," said the kangaroo.
He sat down again, got out his cigarette-case, and stretched himself flat on his stomach, screening the matches
with the skirt of his coat.
"And you have forgotten one matter of joy to me," said Emma, "and a very considerable onethat I made the match
"Light a match
, Quatermain," he said, so soon as we had picked ourselves up and got our breath; "carefully, now."
"You know," said she, "I cannot think him at all a fit match
for Henrietta; and considering the alliances which the Musgroves have made, she has no right to throw herself away.
Well, the match
is for the best of three goals; whichever side kicks two goals wins: and it won't do, you see, just to kick the ball through these posts--it must go over the cross-bar; any height'll do, so long as it's between the posts.
Our friend the Sheriff of Nottingham hath proclaimed a shooting match
, and hath sent messengers to tell of it through all the countryside, and the prize is to be a bright golden arrow.
Elizabeth, feeling it incumbent on her to relieve him from so unpleasant a situation, now put herself forward to confirm his account, by mentioning her prior knowledge of it from Charlotte herself; and endeavoured to put a stop to the exclamations of her mother and sisters by the earnestness of her congratulations to Sir William, in which she was readily joined by Jane, and by making a variety of remarks on the happiness that might be expected from the match
, the excellent character of Mr.
On the contrary, she now fell into the most violent rage.--"And I would rather," she cried, in a most vehement voice, "follow you to your grave, than I would see you disgrace yourself and your family by such a match
. O Heavens!