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Three miles an hour was the best they could make, but Daylight celebrated the passing of the Fifty Mile by traveling late.
But after that hour there passed another hour, two hours, three, the full five hours he had fixed as the furthest limit of his sufferings, and the position was still unchanged; and he was still bearing it because there was nothing to be done but bear it; every instant feeling that he had reached the utmost limits of his endurance, and that his heart would break with sympathy and pain.
Now, for thirty-six hours we have been hidden under the water, and already the heavy atmosphere of the Nautilus requires renewal.
It was an hour after sunup that I heard the boys coming, and recognized the hoof-beats of Pomp and Caesar and Jerry, old mates of mine; and a welcomer sound there couldn't ever be.
If my anticipations ended in misleading me, I had still three-quarters of an hour to spare before the month reached its end.
The happiest day-the happiest hour Mine eyes shall see-have ever seen The brightest glance of pride and power I feet have been:
Sir," cried the groom, "they have traversed six leagues and have only been unsaddled half an hour.
In half an hour Marija was back, Teta Elzbieta with her, both of them breathless with running and sick with fear.
Take from them the six hours of sleep which are indispensable for me -- six; one hour for repasts -- seven; one hour for a farewell visit to Athos -- eight; two hours for chance circumstances total, ten.
His loss was not now what it had been while the general was at home; it lessened their gaiety, but did not ruin their comfort; and the two girls agreeing in occupation, and improving in intimacy, found themselves so well sufficient for the time to themselves, that it was eleven o'clock, rather a late hour at the abbey, before they quitted the supper-room on the day of Henry's departure.
But he, this man in the hour of his white logic, knows that they trick and outwit themselves.
It was, by my watch, nearly an hour and a half from the time of our leaving the station before I heard the sound of the sea in the distance, and the crunch of our wheels on a smooth gravel drive.