Nine runs to make, and two wickets
to go down: it is too much for human nerves.
Luffey retired a few paces behind the wicket
of the passive Podder, and applied the ball to his right eye for several seconds.
It was a sight to see the professionals bowling like demons for the hard cash, for whenever a stump was hit a pound was tossed to the bowler and another balanced in its stead, while one man took #3 with a ball that spreadeagled the wicket
Jo was through the last wicket
and had missed the stroke, which failure ruffled her a good deal.
He hesitated, took up his position at the wicket
, and then came to me manfully.
The streets were full of them, and their costumes were so splendid that the rich dress of the Keeper of the Wicket
was commonplace when compared with the others.
And Bertuccio, feeling in his pocket, signed to a keeper whom he saw through the window of the wicket
He had already withdrawn his eye from the Peri, and was looking at a humble tuft of daisies which grew by the wicket
In two bounds he was at the Louvre; as he entered the wicket
of L'Echelle, ten o'clock struck.
No matter where I'm going,' rejoined the hangman, looking in again at the iron wicket
, which he had nearly shut upon himself, and held ajar.
Then she glided swiftly to the wicket
, through which she passed, locking the gate behind her as she went.
opened on a stone staircase, leading upward.