Creakle's Twenty Seven, for each of them took his own man in hand.
Copperfield, Twenty Seven. Do you wish to say anything further to him?'
Then the scales fell from the eyes of the Seven, and one said, Alas, that we drank of the curious liquors.
Such is the story of the Seven Sleepers, (with slight variations,) and I know it is true, because I have seen the cave myself.
Then they told her that they had become the servants of the Dragon for seven long years, and how he had given them money as plentifully as blackberries; but as they had signed their names they were his, unless when the seven years had passed they could guess a riddle.
When the seven years had quite gone, the Fiend came with his book, and, pointing at the signatures, said, 'I will take you underground with me; you shall have a meal there.
Whilst he lay there, the people came and inspected him on all sides, and read on his girdle: 'Seven at one stroke.' 'Ah!' said they,
'If we quarrel with him, and he strikes about him, seven of us will fall at every blow; not one of us can stand against him.' They came therefore to a decision, betook themselves in a body to the king, and begged for their dismissal.
When the two little friends obeyed the summons of the king they found him sitting at his wine with the seven
members of his cabinet council; but the monarch appeared to be in a very ill humor.
At all events, Thomas Maule became the architect of the House of the Seven
Gables, and performed his duty so faithfully that the timber framework fastened by his hands still holds together.
The escape was fixed to take place at seven
o'clock; there was therefore three-quarters of an hour to wait.
At last, after seven
days, Zarathustra raised himself upon his couch, took a rosy apple in his hand, smelt it and found its smell pleasant.