Creakle's Twenty Seven, for each of them took his own man in hand.
Twenty Seven was the knowingest bird of the lot, and had very nearly kept himself safe; but not quite.
And in that self-same day, likewise, the Seven-up did cease in Ephesus, for that the Seven that were up were down again, and departed and dead withal.
Such is the story of the Seven Sleepers, (with slight variations,) and I know it is true, because I have seen the cave myself.
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.
They tore up trees in their sore need, and defended themselves with them, but all that is to no purpose when a man like myself comes, who can kill seven
at one blow.
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.
and as this was seriously meant for a joke, his laugh was chorused by the seven.
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.
On every side the seven gables pointed sharply towards the sky, and presented the aspect of a whole sisterhood of edifices, breathing through the spiracles of one great chimney.
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.