He cast up like a strayed camel a week ago, vowing
that he and thou had been blood-brothers together up Kulu-way, and feigning great anxiety for thy health.
To be buried in such ground was regarded by the ancient Pisans as being more potent for salvation than many masses purchased of the church and the vowing
of many candles to the Virgin.
He was constantly offending Dirk Stroeve so bitterly that he flung away, vowing
he would never speak to him again; but there was a solid force in Strickland that attracted the fat Dutchman against his will, so that he came back, fawning like a clumsy dog, though he knew that his only greeting would be the blow he dreaded.
These external manifestations of joy at any good news sometimes proceeded to very great lengths thus, on the death, of Charles the Bold, to the point of vowing
silver balustrades to Saint Martin of Tours; on his advent to the throne, so far as forgetting to order his father's obsequies.
He was fond of inviting them to tea; and, though vowing
they never got a look in with him at the cakes and muffins, for it was the fashion to believe that his corpulence pointed to a voracious appetite, and his voracious appetite to tapeworms, they accepted his invitations with real pleasure.
He could not take his eyes off the smouldering packet; but it appeared that something new had come to birth in his soul--as though he were vowing
to himself that he would bear this trial.
Elliot left the villa half in tears, vowing
never again to meet the cold and scornful woman who had insulted her, and in truth, meet again they never did.
Tom flew towards him, vowing
he would make him kick me instead of Juno.