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Tom and Ned kicked outside the bat the former had killed in their tent, and then both went back to their cots.
The bat makes an opening in the skin with its sharp teeth and proceeds to extract the blood.
As I gave him the bat he looked brave, but something wet fell on my hand, and then a sudden fear seized me lest David should not win.
He had caught the ball too high on the bat, and I just missed the catch.
The ball flies off his bat to all parts of the field, and he gives no rest and no catches to any one.
He is leaning forward with his elbows resting on his knees, and dandling his favourite bat, with which he has made thirty or forty runs to-day, in his strong brown hands.
Oh, Tom, never mind the bats, let's go back that way
If a different case had been taken, and it had been asked how an insectivorous quadruped could possibly have been converted into a flying bat, the question would have been far more difficult, and I could have given no answer.
And it seems to me that nothing less than a long list of such cases is sufficient to lessen the difficulty in any particular case like that of the bat.
He looked at the old shops, still there, still selling the same things; the booksellers with school-books, pious works, and the latest novels in one window and photographs of the Cathedral and of the city in the other; the games shop, with its cricket bats, fishing tackle, tennis rackets, and footballs; the tailor from whom he had got clothes all through his boyhood; and the fishmonger where his uncle whenever he came to Tercanbury bought fish.
Bat was put in full possession of all the circumstances of the inroad, his concern immediately took a different direction.
SUSPICIONS amongst thoughts, are like bats amongst birds, they ever fly by twilight.