He will stay and do his work faithfully as long as he can, and we won't ask for him back
a minute sooner than he can be spared.
Damon drew back
so suddenly that he tilted the canoe, and the black paddlers looked around wonderingly.
His iron constitution was somewhat broken by mountain pneumonia, and he had drifted back
to live in a milder country for a while.
The Mohicans boldly sent back
the intimidating yell of their enemies, who raised a shout of savage triumph at the fall of Gamut.
Andrews with his swivel chair tilted back
, his hands clasped behind his head, his cigarette hanging from his lips, regarded the man dispassionately.
How he would figure among them in the churchyard, between services on Sundays; gathering grapes for them from the wild vines that overran the surrounding trees; reciting for their amusement all the epitaphs on the tombstones; or sauntering, with a whole bevy of them, along the banks of the adjacent mill-pond; while the more bashful country bumpkins hung sheepishly back
, envying his superior elegance and address.
Then as soon as we were out of the village, he would give me a few miles at a spanking trot, and then bring me back
as fresh as before, only clear of the fidgets, as he called them.
His father, and his father's father before him, and as many ancestors back
as legend could go, had lived in that part of Lithuania known as Brelovicz, the Imperial Forest.
We should go forth on the shortest walk, perchance, in the spirit of undying adventure, never to return-- prepared to send back
our embalmed hearts only as relics to our desolate kingdoms.
We had none, worshipful sir, the line failing be- fore it had reached so far back
In New York these performances would have gathered a mighty crowd of curious and intensely interested spectators; but here it only captured an audience of half a dozen little boys who stood in a row across the pavement, some with their school-knapsacks on their backs
and their hands in their pockets, others with arms full of bundles, and all absorbed in the show.
The law backs
that old Judge Thatcher up and helps him to keep me out o' my property.