How would you like
to be shut up for hours with a nervous, fussy old lady, who keeps you trotting, is never satisfied, and worries you till you you're ready to fly out the window or cry?
Hardy, the vehicle merchant of Winesburg, like
thousands of other men of his times, was an enthu- siast on the subject of education.
Her eyes looked larger, and darker, and deeper; so deep, at some silent moments, that they seemed like
Artesian wells, down, down, into the infinite.
Some were thickly set with glittering teeth resembling ivory saws; others were tufted with knots of human hair; and one was sickle-shaped, with a vast handle sweeping round like
the segment made in the new-mown grass by a long-armed mower.
The thing is common in that fishery; and in the sequel of the narrative, it will then be seen what like
abandonment befell myself.
I don't know what's the matter with him, but it is a great shame to send out a lame beast like
And the madame always gives them dope when they first come, and they learn to like
it; or else they take it for headaches and such things, and get the habit that way.
The bells were close at hand now, and their solemn booming smote upon the ear like
a message of doom.
You see, the Seventh Cavalry has never had a child of its very own before, and neither has the Ninth Dragoons; and so they are like
all new mothers, they think there is no other child like
theirs, no other child so wonderful, none that is so worthy to be faithfully and tenderly looked after and protected.
They are like
long, narrow, high-ceiled bird-cages hung against the building.
Weston; and at last would begin admiring her drawings with so much zeal and so little knowledge as seemed terribly like
a wouldbe lover, and made it some effort with her to preserve her good manners.
His insolent bravery, his still more insolent success at a time when blows poured down like
hail, had borne him to the top of that difficult ladder called Court Favor, which he had climbed four steps at a time.