We were getting tired of its ill-humour and talked of leaving it, when it suddenly grew sweet-tempered again, swooped around a curve--and presto
, we were in fairyland.
In 1874, he and Bell were running a neck-and-neck race to see who could first invent a musical telegraph-- when, presto
! Bell suddenly turned aside, because of his acoustical knowledge, and invented the telephone, while Gray kept straight ahead.
Macey screwed up his mouth, leaned his head further on one side, and twirled his thumbs with a presto
movement as his eyes followed Godfrey up the dance.
When my arm went out to her to girdle her, presto
, she was not there.