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And he mounted on the bench to try and get a sight of her.
Two sisters, girls like herself, stopped to rest on the bench.
Suddenly, a little goat jumped in three bounds to the bench, and smelt at Stephanie, who waked at the sound.
The bench was turned towards the light, as it had been when he had seen the shoemaker at his work before, and his head was bent down, and he was very busy.
He stopped in the village at the priest's house in front of which stood the commander in chief's carriage, and he sat down on the bench at the gate awaiting his Serene Highness, as everyone now called Kutuzov.
The deliberating and comparing faculties generally preserve their strength much beyond that period in men who survive it; and when, in addition to this circumstance, we consider how few there are who outlive the season of intellectual vigor, and how improbable it is that any considerable portion of the bench, whether more or less numerous, should be in such a situation at the same time, we shall be ready to conclude that limitations of this sort have little to recommend them.
He stretched himself out under the bench, did not move a limb, and behaved as if he were stone dead.
The cat walked up to the bench on which the Patchwork Girl reclined and looked at her attentively.
Colonel Wallis declined sitting down again, and Mr Elliot was invited by Elizabeth and Miss Carteret, in a manner not to be refused, to sit between them; and by some other removals, and a little scheming of her own, Anne was enabled to place herself much nearer the end of the bench than she had been before, much more within reach of a passer-by.
Oh"--she murmured again, on a different note, as he stood looking down at her; and without rising she made a place for him on the bench.
And as the Earl of Buckingham glanced behind him he overturned the bench upon which he sat, in his effort to gain his feet; for My Lord Earl of Buckingham had a guilty conscience.
A JUDGE who had for years looked in vain for an opportunity for infamous distinction, but whom no litigant thought worth bribing, sat one day upon the Bench, lamenting his hard lot, and threatening to put an end to his life if business did not improve.