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So I presently hurled a shoe at random, and with a vicious vigor.
Presently the iron of the club struck on something that was yellow and round like a stone, and from the yellow thing came a hollow sound.
There we found delicious fruits, and having satisfied our hunger we presently lay down to rest upon the shore.
Presently I heard an animal wailing again, and taking it to be the puma, I turned about and walked in a direction diametrically opposite to the sound.
But presently a fresh series of impressions grew up in my mind--a certain curiosity and therewith a certain dread--until at last they took complete possession of me.
A cankering disease, due, it is believed, to the action of certain bacteria, presently seized upon it.
There was much howling, and presently it went away with a vast mouthful of prisoners.
She turned her steeds; the Hours presently unyoked them, made them fast to their ambrosial mangers, and leaned the chariot against the end wall of the courtyard.
I vote we stop here a day or two, and have a go at them," said Sir Henry, presently.
Presently Mildred came in to tell him that the baby wanted him to kiss her good-night, and with a smile he went into Mildred's bed-room.
Gradually he became accustomed to the strange noises and the odd ways of civilization, so that presently none might know that two short months before, this handsome Frenchman in immaculate white ducks, who laughed and chatted with the gayest of them, had been swinging naked through primeval forests to pounce upon some unwary victim, which, raw, was to fill his savage belly.
Then presently Bert got a cyclist's suit, cap, badge, and all; and to see him and Grubb going down to Brighton (and back)--heads down, handle-bars down, backbones curved--was a revelation in the possibilities of the Smallways blood.