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It is kind of thee, O Hastur," so he prayed, "to give me mountains so near to my dwelling and my fold that I and my sheep can escape the angry torrents; but the rest of the world thou must thyself deliver in some way that I know not of, or I will no longer worship thee.
In the demands of the hour he forgot his disappointment, drove his sheep to the fold and repairing to the place of worship poured out his heart in gratitude to Hastur for permitting him to save his flock, then retired to his cave and slept.
The sheep were bleating in terror, for the rising waters had invaded their fold.
This is then divided into separate parcels, which, after being made up into stout packages, enveloped in successive folds of leaves, and bound round with thongs of bark, are stored away in large receptacles hollowed in the earth, from whence they are drawn as occasion may require.
She laughed, and in fragmentary sentences tried to explain about a doll which she produced from the folds of her frock.
Then he felt himself gently lifted until he was swaying in the air, with the folds of the leaf hugging him on all sides.
Ojo wondered if Scraps had stopped screaming, or if the folds of the leaf prevented his hearing her.
Suddenly the whole leaf toppled and fell, carrying the boy with it, and while he sprawled at full length the folds slowly relaxed and set him free.
One of the linen chests was open; the silver teapot was unwrapped from its many folds of paper, and the best china was laid out on the top of the closed linen-chest; spoons and skewers and ladles were spread in rows on the shelves; and the poor woman was shaking her head and weeping, with a bitter tension of the mouth, over the mark, "Elizabeth Dodson," on the corner of some tablecloths she held in her lap.
Available in six stylish colors, Nannini Folding Reading Glasses feature Italian-made style, and their super-thin, fold-flat design eliminates the fundamental flaw of traditional readers -- the arched fold that is vulnerable to easy breakage and puts an annoying bulge in your pocket or purse.
It is perfect for formal events such as black ties or white ties, and it is also the type of fold that looks best with a classic white handkerchief.
The left vocal fold contained a broad-based polypoid lesion that extended from the anterior free edge and covered the anterior half of the vocal fold.