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They had not gone more than an hour on the second stage of their tramp when Tom, who was in the lead, following the direction laid out by the compass, suddenly stopped, and reached around for his electric rifle, which he was carrying at his back.
P-'s deafness, I have seen some memorable carrying on to make a passage.
He had shown me what carrying on meant, but he was not a man to learn discretion from.
And after that, even when Marrow-Bone was well again, Long-Lip continued carrying water for him.
In no time all the women were carrying berries and nuts and roots in the gourds.
When it was full I left it propped in the fork of a tree, and a few days later, carrying the hateful old man that way, I snatched at my gourd as I passed it and had the satisfaction of a draught of excellent wine so good and refreshing that I even forgot my detestable burden, and began to sing and caper.
Just then I heard that there was a trading ship ready to sail, and taking leave of my friend I went on board, carrying with me a goodly store of cocoanuts; and we sailed first to the islands where pepper grows, then to Comari where the best aloes wood is found, and where men drink no wine by an unalterable law.
which was rarely and seldom the case) they themselves carried everything in cunning saddle-bags that were hardly seen on the horse's croup, as if it were something else of more importance, because, unless for some such reason, carrying saddle-bags was not very favourably regarded among knights-errant.
Thus warned and menaced, the castellan forthwith brought out a book in which he used to enter the straw and barley he served out to the carriers, and, with a lad carrying a candle-end, and the two damsels already mentioned, he returned to where Don Quixote stood, and bade him kneel down.
He clapped his hands, and for the next quarter of an hour the house-boys were kept busy carrying messages to the barracks.
Crucially, Illinois law requires permit holders to complete hours of training, including live-fire practice, pass a background check and be the minimum age of 21 before carrying loaded weapons in public spaces.
Those who came to Charlottesville openly carrying firearms were neither conveying a nonviolent political message, nor engaged in self-defence nor protecting hearth and home.