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There's the Reverend Horace promoted to that living at four hundred and fifty pounds a year; there are our two boys receiving the very best education, and distinguishing themselves as steady scholars and good fellows; there are three of the girls married very comfortably; there are three more living with us; there are three more keeping house for the Reverend Horace since Mrs.
Hunter was steady, that we knew; Joyce was a doubtful case--a pleasant, polite man for a valet and to brush one's clothes, but not entirely fitted for a man of war.
His horror turned to despair, and in a steady voice he said, "You had better come too, captain, before it is too late.
These canoes are the safest kind of boats to those who have skill and steady nerves.
Now, you see, that makes his good lady very uneasy in her mind, and me too, for whereas I'm a harurn-scarum sort of a good-for-nought that more kicks than halfpence come natural to, why he's a steady family man, don't you see?
I hardly know which of the pair I see more plainly as I write - the young girl with her soft eyes and her sunny hair, or the old gentleman with the erect though wasted figure, the noble forehead, the steady eye, the parchment skin, the white imperial, and the eternal cigarette between his shrivelled lips.
Never had I greater need of steady nerves than then--never were my nerves and muscles under better control.
She did not know, and it concerned her little; for boats, and the sea, and the things and happenings of the sea were of far more vital interest to her than men, and the next moment she was staring through the warm tropic darkness at the loom of the sails and the steady green of the moving sidelight, and listening eagerly to the click of the sweeps in the rowlocks.
Crayford's steady eyes were still on the watch, and Wardour felt them on him.
The Hunter agreed, but said: "If you desire to conquer the Stag, you must permit me to place this piece of iron between your jaws, so that I may guide you with these reins, and allow this saddle to be placed upon your back so that I may keep steady upon you as we follow after the enemy.
It would help to tide me along until I got steady employment.
Those resolute words, that steady resistance, seemed to infuriate him.