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He would delight them equally by his anecdotes of witchcraft, and of the direful omens and portentous sights and sounds in the air, which prevailed in the earlier times of Connecticut; and would frighten them woefully with speculations upon comets and shooting stars; and with the alarming fact that the world did absolutely turn round, and that they were half the time topsy-turvy!
So saying, he again bent his bow, but on the present occasion looked with attention to his weapon, and changed the string, which he thought was no longer truly round, having been a little frayed by the two former shots.
Mechanically, I obeyed, turned eastwards, and with my cutlass raised, ran round the corner of the house.
As soon as he got behind him, he seized it and turned round.
So each turned again to the lists and awaited the next rounds in silent eagerness.
A layer of dust forgotten by the feather-duster, a slice of toast ill-made by Mariette, Josette's delay in closing the blinds when the sun came round to fade the colors of the furniture,--all these great little things gave rise to serious quarrels in which mademoiselle grew angry.
Between it and the town there is another church, the parish one, round which is a big graveyard, all full of tombstones.
The panels opened, and I saw the sea entirely white all round.
It is some superior officer making his night rounds," said Athos.
On this occasion he began his rounds at Dantes' cell, and on leaving him he went on to Faria's dungeon, taking thither breakfast and some linen.
He wished, without reserve, that he was at home again making the endless rounds from the house to the barn, from the barn to the fields, from the fields to the barn, from the barn to the house.
And when our fathers were toiling at the breastwork on Bunker's Hill, all through that night the old warrior walked his rounds.