'With eyes bent
upon the ground, then, or only raised enough to prevent his stumbling over such obstacles as lay in his way, the religious man moved slowly forward until he reached a small postern in the wall of the sisters' orchard, through which he passed, closing it behind him.
Then, while the others watched her curiously, the hag chanted a rhythmical verse in words which no one understood, and bent
her lean body seven times back and forth over the fire.
His head bent
over swiftly, and, as his lips approached, hers flew to meet them.
When a big branch bent
down to seize him the Woodman chopped at it so fiercely that he cut it in two.
They all seemed to tell; the swords always bent
over the opponents' heads, from the forehead back over the crown, and seemed to touch, all the way; but it was not so--a protecting blade, invisible to me, was always interposed between.
How was I to know that death lurked in that bent
piece of wood?
over and passed his hand along White Fang's belly.
The night-wind rustled through the boughs, rocking the flowers to sleep; the wild birds sang their evening hymns, and all within the wood grew calm and still; paler and paler grew the purple light, lower and lower drooped little Annie's head, the tall ferns bent
to shield her from the dew, the whispering pines sang a soft lullaby; and when the Autumn moon rose up, her silver light shone on the child, where, pillowed on green moss, she lay asleep amid the wood-flowers in the dim old forest.
FOR three years following the disappearance of Prince Richard a bent
old woman lived in the heart of London within a stone's throw of the King's palace.
In the first row, and among those who were most bent
over the bed, four were noticeable, who, from their gray cagoule , a sort of cassock, were recognizable as attached to some devout sisterhood.
It must have been deep, too, for when Polychrome bent
over it she gave a little sigh of pleasure.
An occasional man bent
forward, intent upon the pink stockings.