The magic mirror had been for about a year in the Prince's possession, when one day a new subject of disquiet seized upon
Like Numa of the pit they occasionally made excursions across the desert to the fertile valley of the Wamabos, but principally they took their toll of meat from the herds of the walled city of Herog, the mad king, or seized upon
some of his luckless subjects.
As he devoured the food his eyes wandered about the confines of his prison until suddenly they seized upon
a thing that lay on the table at the end farthest from him.
The naturalist himself seized upon
his portfolios, herbals, and collection of insects, which he quickly transferred from the encampment of the squatter, to certain pockets in the aforesaid ingenious invention, and which the trapper as uniformly cast away the moment his back was turned.
So she told him how that the Prince had seized upon
her father's lands, and had promised to restore them to her if she would listen to his suit; and how that she knew he meant her no good, for he was even then suing for a Princess's hand.
Whoever had gazed into the dismal obscurity of the broad cavern mouth, whence ever and anon darted huge tongues of dusky flame, and had seen the strange, half-shaped monsters, and visions of faces horribly grotesque, into which the smoke seemed to wreathe itself, and had heard the awful murmurs, and shrieks, and deep, shuddering whispers of the blast, sometimes forming themselves into words almost articulate, would have seized upon
It was a ghost that would not drown; it followed him, it seized upon
him and beat him to the ground.
Morison Baynes, a young man of considerable wealth who, having exhausted all the possibilities for pleasure offered by the capitals of Europe, had gladly seized upon
this opportunity to turn to another continent for excitement and adventure.
Now he was seized upon
either side and dragged at a rapid pace through the dark corridors--toward what fate he could not even guess.
Wonderful to state, the girls did their part; but Tom was in such a fury that he flew upon the table, scattered the bread and milk about the floor, struck his sisters, kicked the coals out of the coal-pan, attempted to overthrow the table and chairs, and seemed inclined to make a Douglas-larder of the whole contents of the room: but I seized upon
him, and, sending Mary Ann to call her mamma, held him, in spite of kicks, blows, yells, and execrations, till Mrs.
At my words the others of the first line, who had been interested spectators of my tactics, seized upon
great boulders or bits of rock, whichever came first to their hands, and, without, waiting for a command from Gr-gr-gr, deluged the terrified cave men with a perfect avalanche of stone.
A dull conviction seized upon
Jukes that there was nothing to be done.