With a little broken sob in her throat, Elizabeth Willard blew out the light that stood upon the table and stood weak
and trembling in the darkness.
Even the weak
soul who passes his days in singing is stirred by the cry, and, as he says, is 'ready to go forth to the battle' If 'twere only a battle, it would be a thing understood by us all, and easily managed; but I have heard that when such shrieks are atween heaven and 'arth, it betokens another sort of warfare
Slowly the long line of derelicts, of birds of prey, of sorry, weak
failures, passed before the seat of judgment.
Such as were weak
and faint by the way, they tomahawked.
Carr, fully convinced of his utter failure, but, like most weak
creatures, consoling himself with the reflection that he had not shown his hand or committed himself.
But, now, I would ask of my well-skilled physician, whether, in good sooth, he deems me to have profited by his kindly care of this weak
frame of mine?
I would not have it imagined, however, that he was one of those cruel potentates of the school who joy in the smart of their subjects; on the contrary, he administered justice with discrimination rather than severity; taking the burden off the backs of the weak
, and laying it on those of the strong.
This seems to me, sir, as a man-rope; something that weak
souls may hold by.
Then he talked to all the boys very seriously about cruelty, and said how hard-hearted and cowardly it was to hurt the weak
and the helpless; but what stuck in my mind was this, he said that cruelty was the devil's own trade-mark, and if we saw any one who took pleasure in cruelty we might know who he belonged to, for the devil was a murderer from the beginning, and a tormentor to the end.
They were so weak
from fright that they could not walk, but had to sit down on the way.
He was lying very much as we had left him, only a little higher, and he seemed both weak
So she bled him, and he fell into a stupor which lasted nearly all that day, so that he awoke weak
and exhausted from loss of blood.