As they drew near there seemed a sort of monstrous irony in the fact that the dead machine was still throbbing and thundering as busily as a factory, while the man lay so still.
It was of the broad, square sort with great jaws, almost like that of a highly intellectual ape; the wide mouth shut so tight as to be traced by a mere line; the nose short with the sort of nostrils that seem to gape with an appetite for the air.
I owe you the idea, however, so I will tell you the sort of person I shall look out for.
"He must be more a sort of an upper servant," Wingrave continued.
She had not only felt him to be inoffensive, but she had said so, which last by a confusion of her absolutist mind became a sort of incontrovertible demonstration.
The police work he had been engaged on in a distant part of the globe had the saving character of an irregular sort of warfare or at least the risk and excitement of open-air sport.
I have plenty of ideas and facts, you know, and I can see he is just the man to put them into shape--remembers what the right quotations are, omne tulit punctum, and that sort of
thing--gives subjects a kind of turn.
Suppose, I answered, that a just and good man in the course of a narration comes on some saying or action of another good man,-- I should imagine that he will like to personate him, and will not be ashamed of this sort of
imitation: he will be most ready to play the part of the good man when he is acting firmly and wisely; in a less degree when he is overtaken by illness or love or drink, or has met with any other disaster.
He really did look serious when he was saying it, and I couldn't help feeling a sort of
exultation that he was number Two in one day.
I felt their strength drawing me towards her and by a sort of
blind and desperate effort I resisted.
I knew, just as sure as I was standing there on one leg, that this was the sort of
girl who would have me and Gentleman out of that house about three seconds after the clergyman had tied the knot.
He was very tall and slight, and light-haired; his nose had a high bridge, and he might almost have been handsome in a spectral sort of
way; but he had one of the most appalling squints I have ever seen or heard of.