Washington has won the gratitude of all thoughtful Southern white men, is to say that he has worked with the highest practical wisdom at a large constructive task
; for no plan for the up-building of the freedman could succeed that ran counter to Southern opinion.
He turned once more to the two brothers and said, 'His diabolical magic has helped him again, but now what third task
shall we set him to do?
"So far from mine being, however, a holiday task
, it is one of the most wearisome and unpleasant I ever undertook.
And Thistle said, "No task
will be too hard for me to do for dear Lily-Bell's sake."
For there is a terrible task
before us, and once our feet are on the ploughshare we must not draw back."
of instruction was as arduous for the body as the mind.
'"Father," urged the maiden, pausing, as did each of the others, in her busy task
, "we have prayed at matins, our daily alms have been distributed at the gate, the sick peasants have been tended,--all our morning tasks
have been performed.
The poor man fulfilled his task
with reluctance, but there was no escape, and every day saw a girl married and a wife dead.
This was Fix, one of the detectives who had been dispatched from England in search of the bank robber; it was his task
to narrowly watch every passenger who arrived at Suez, and to follow up all who seemed to be suspicious characters, or bore a resemblance to the description of the criminal, which he had received two days before from the police headquarters at London.
Perchance I may be useful for some humble task
, To cook the rice or stir the morning meal."
He had plenty of time to accomplish this task
, for Mombi had gone to a village -- to buy groceries, she said -- and it was a journey of at least two days.
A dolorous place it was, this canoe house, filled with groans and sighs, corpses beneath the floor and composing the floor, creatures soon to be corpses upon the floor, corpses swinging in aerial sepulchre overhead, long black canoes, high-ended like beaked predatory monsters, dimly looming in the light of a slow fire where sat an ancient of the tribe of Somo at his interminable task
of smoke-curing a bushman's head.