The stores and houses was most all old, shackly, dried up frame con- cerns that hadn't ever been painted; they was set up three or four foot above ground on stilts, so as to be out of reach of the water when the river was over- flowed
along chattily and sociably, and under its influence the new friendship gathered ease and strength.
Tom began -- hesitatingly at first, but as he warmed to his subject his words flowed
more and more easily; in a little while every sound ceased but his own voice; every eye fixed itself upon him; with parted lips and bated breath the audience hung upon his words, taking no note of time, rapt in the ghastly fascinations of the tale.
Warmth and strength and life flowed
into the aged frame from the young one.
Dinnerparties and eveningparties were made for him and his lady; and invitations flowed
in so fast that she had soon the pleasure of apprehending they were never to have a disengaged day.
The intelligence however, which SHE would not give, soon flowed
from another quarter.