The healthiest glow that Hepzibah had known for years had come now in the dreaded crisis, when, for the first time, she had put forth
her hand to help herself.
She felt that the contest was unequal--that she was unable to put forth
her best efforts.
But the little brother, like those young trees which deceive the gardener's hopes and turn obstinately to the quarter whence they receive sun and air, the little brother did not grow and did not multiply, but only put forth
fine bushy and luxuriant branches on the side of laziness, ignorance, and debauchery.
A long suburb of red brick houses--some with patches of garden-ground, where coal-dust and factory smoke darkened the shrinking leaves, and coarse rank flowers, and where the struggling vegetation sickened and sank under the hot breath of kiln and furnace, making them by its presence seem yet more blighting and unwholesome than in the town itself--a long, flat, straggling suburb passed, they came, by slow degrees, upon a cheerless region, where not a blade of grass was seen to grow, where not a bud put forth
its promise in the spring, where nothing green could live but on the surface of the stagnant pools, which here and there lay idly sweltering by the black road-side.
Every ref- erence to the murder sent a shudder to his heart, for his troubled conscience and fears almost persuaded him that these remarks were put forth
in his hearing as "feelers"; he did not see how he could be suspected of knowing anything about the murder, but still he could not be comfortable in the midst of this gossip.
I can I will it is my purpose,'' said De Bracy; `for, when Rowena consents to be the bride of De Bracy, who is it shall dare to put forth
a violent hand upon her kinsman the son of her guardian the companion of her youth?
But as this tract is put forth
merely as a history, or, if you will, as a tale, in which, amid some examples worthy of imitation, there will be found, perhaps, as many more which it were advisable not to follow, I hope it will prove useful to some without being hurtful to any, and that my openness will find some favor with all.
So far as one can ascertain from the conflicting accounts that have been put forth
, the majority of them remained busied with preparations in the Horsell pit until nine that night, hurrying on some operation that disengaged huge volumes of green smoke.
Officers and men alike will put forth
their uttermost strength.
The youth put forth
anxious arms to assist him, but the tall soldier went firmly on as if pro- pelled.
But from a certain nameless awe with which the mad assumptions of the mummer had inspired the whole party, there were found none who put forth
hand to seize him; so that, unimpeded, he passed within a yard of the prince's person; and, while the vast assembly, as if with one impulse, shrank from the centres of the rooms to the walls, he made his way uninterruptedly, but with the same solemn and measured step which had distinguished him from the first, through the blue chamber to the purple--through the purple to the green--through the green to the orange--through this again to the white--and even thence to the violet, ere a decided movement had been made to arrest him.
But fleet-footed Joe put forth
his utmost speed, and checked the car, while the balloon beat upon the sand, at the risk of being torn to pieces.