Instead of having his affections seriously engaged in a short
intercourse with Miss Henley, our readers may easily perceive that it was nothing but his imagination that was excited, and which had kept his brain filled with images still more lovely than the original: but now that the wan features of George Morton were constantly brought into the picture by the side of the deity he had worshipped, the contemplation of these fancied beauties become hourly less pleasant, and in a short
time he ceased to dwell on the subject altogether.
She observed a young female on her knees, but a short
distance from her, with her meek face humbly bent over her book.
Aurora Rome had been stabbed with some sharp instrument such as a knife or dagger; some instrument, at least, of which the blade was short
The yellow men were armed with two swords, and a short
javelin was slung across the back of each, while from their left arms hung cuplike shields no larger than a dinner plate, the concave sides of which turned outward toward an antagonist.
Not a man of them moved until Carthoris had completed more than half of the short
though dangerous journey.
Leaping from the tangled vegetation of the jungle's rim came a huge panther, with blazing eyes and bared fangs, and in his wake a score of mighty, shaggy apes lumbering rapidly toward them, half erect upon their short
, bowed legs, and with their long arms reaching to the ground, where their horny knuckles bore the weight of their ponderous bodies as they lurched from side to side in their grotesque advance.
time later the strange party came to the clearing in which stood the ape-man's cabin.
Accurately described, Lord Lydiard's widow was short
and fat, and, in the matter of age, perilously near her sixtieth birthday.
So ran the muttered chorus, while high above it rose the sharp twanging of the strings, the hiss of the shafts, and the short
"Draw your arrow
Thus, twilight had already closed in, when they turned off the path to the door of a roadside inn, yet twelve miles short
Hairless dogs have imperfect teeth; long-haired and coarse-haired animals are apt to have, as is asserted, long or many horns; pigeons with feathered feet have skin between their outer toes; pigeons with short
beaks have small feet, and those with long beaks large feet.
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