Had there been one there sufficiently disengaged to become
a close observer, he might have fancied that the services of the young chief were not entirely impartial.
In the growth of the town, however, after some thirty or forty years, the site covered by this rude hovel had become exceedingly desirable in the eyes of a prominent and powerful personage, who asserted plausible claims to the proprietorship of this and a large adjacent tract of land, on the strength of a grant from the legislature.
The popular imagination, indeed, long kept itself busy with the affair of the old Puritan Pyncheon and the wizard Maule; the curse which the latter flung from his scaffold was remembered, with the very important addition, that it had become a part of the Pyncheon inheritance.
Their companions, or those who endeavored to become such, grew conscious of a circle round about the Maules, within the sanctity or the spell of which, in spite of an exterior of sufficient frankness and good-fellowship, it was impossible for any man to step.
It is very solemn, for Antanas Rudkus has become
possessed of the idea that he has not much longer to stay with his children.
Nothing could exceed the touching simplicity, the childlike earnestness, of his prayer, enriched with the language of Scripture, which seemed so entirely to have wrought itself into his being, as to have become
a part of himself, and to drop from his lips unconsciously; in the language of a pious old negro, he "prayed right up.
How does it become
a man to behave toward the American government today?
I had been used to chromos for years, and I saw now that without my suspecting it a passion for art had got worked into the fabric of my being, and was become
a part of me.
and it had become
a household custom, for the mother was a born singer.
All of the men and women the writer had ever known had become grotesques.
The subject would become so big in his mind that he himself would be in danger of becom- ing a grotesque.
After breakfast, while the Indians were making ready the canoes, Professor Bumper, who, in a previous visit to Central America, had become
interested in the subject, made a brief examination of some of the dead bats.