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Don't be too hard on me," said the Officer, smiling; "I was beating him with a stuffed club.
Johnson, as Johnson, was unrecognizable; and not only that, for his features, as human features at all, were unrecognizable, so discoloured and swollen had they become in the few minutes which had elapsed between the beginning of the beating and the dragging forward of the body.
I confess that I delighted in this beating Leach was giving to Thomas Mugridge, though it was as terrible, almost, as the one Mugridge had caused to be given to Johnson.
By a fence he had stopped and beating like a giant woodpecker upon the top board had shouted at George Willard, condemning his tendency to be too much influenced by the people about him, "You are destroying yourself," he cried.
I'll teach you to put your hands on my boy, you beast," roared the sa- loon keeper, who, tired of beating the master, had begun to kick him about the yard.
After a couple of days the miller came and said that he must tell him that the old donkey which was to have three beatings and only one meal had died.
It is written that every man who received such a beating from the Father of Waterwheels who slow the Emirs, should instantly begin a lawsuit, because the title to his land is not valid.
The silence was now only disturbed by the beatings of my own heart.
and all at once I stopped, sat up in dismay and, bending over apprehensively, began to listen with a beating heart.
Holding him suspended with one hand, with the other hand he proceeded to give him a beating.
Out they toddled from rugged Avila, wide-eyed and helpless-looking as two fawns, but with human hearts, already beating to a national idea; until domestic reality met them in the shape of uncles, and turned them back from their great resolve.
There is no beating about the bush, for we know quite well what it was, and have got to tell.