I reckoned Tom would fly at his aunt and hug her head off; but if you believe me he set
there like a rock, and never said a word.
He entered the flier, exchanging casual remarks with his companions as he unlocked the mechanism of the compass and set
the pointer upon the capital city of Ptarth.
But indeed, he was neither so good as I supposed him, nor quite so bad as Ransome did; for, in fact, he was two men, and left the better one behind as soon as he set
foot on board his vessel.
She at once called her husband Antiphates from the place of assembly, and forthwith he set
about killing my men.
Thus the beauty of day, and that of summer, is set
off by the horrors of night and winter.
We may therefore define the "perspective" to which the sensation in question belongs as the set
of particulars that are simultaneous with this sensation.
There were large bottles filled with serpents, ticketed according to their species; dried lizards shone like emeralds set
in great squares of black wood, and bunches of wild odoriferous herbs, doubtless possessed of virtues unknown to common men, were fastened to the ceiling and hung down in the corners of the apartment.
Well, nobody could think of anything to do -- everybody was stumped, and set
out from the kingdom of Dancali on the 15th of June, having taken our leave of the King, who after many excuses for everything that had happened, dismissed us with a present of a cow, and some provisions, desiring us to tell the Emperor of Aethiopia his father that we had met with kind treatment in his territories, a request which we did not at that time think it convenient to deny.
I call to mind a winter landscape in Amsterdam - a flat foreground of waste land, with here and there stacks of timber, like the huts of a camp of some very miserable tribe; the long stretch of the Handelskade; cold, stone-faced quays, with the snow-sprinkled ground and the hard, frozen water of the canal, in which were set
ships one behind another with their frosty mooring-ropes hanging slack and their decks idle and deserted, because, as the master stevedore (a gentle, pale person, with a few golden hairs on his chin and a reddened nose) informed me, their cargoes were frozen-in up-country on barges and schuyts.
The gardener set
his eldest son to watch; but about twelve o'clock he fell asleep, and in the morning another of the apples was missing.
From this island the latest expedition, sent by way of the great lakes to explore the sources of the Nile, had just set