She found him busy with his bellows, sweating and hard at work, for he was making twenty tripods that were to stand by the wall of his house, and he set wheels of gold under them all that they might go of their own selves to the assemblies of the gods, and come back again--marvels indeed to see.
If, then, Thetis has come to my house I must make her due requital for having saved me; entertain her, therefore, with all hospitality, while I put by my bellows and all my tools.
He set the bellows away from the fire, and gathered his tools into a silver chest.
Twenty bellows blew upon the melting-pots, and they blew blasts of every kind, some fierce to help him when he had need of them, and others less strong as Vulcan willed it in the course of his work.
For several hundred yards the bellowing bull carried his two savage antagonists, until at last the blade found his heart, when with a final bellow
that was half-scream he plunged headlong to the earth.
replied the Jew, looking round as he plied the bellows.
Dawkins, and giving Master Bates a reproving tap with the nozzle of the bellows.
Newman's arm could no longer be restrained; the bellows
, descending heavily and with unerring aim on the very centre of Mr Squeers's head, felled him to the floor, and stretched him on it flat and senseless.
By the time Paul and the trapper saw fit to terminate the fresh bursts of merriment, which the continued abstraction of their learned companion did not fail to excite, he commenced breathing again, as if the suspended action of his lungs had been renewed by the application of a pair of artificial bellows
, and was heard to make use of the ever afterwards proscribed term, on that solitary occasion, to which we have just alluded.
Any reader of Saul Bellow
knows that the writer loved hotheaded, scene-stirring characters.
Thanks to the writings of leading Bellovian critics, the book is a valued source not only to Bellow
scholars but also to others interested in his works and, since it checks the scope of Bellow
's political philosophy and the social and political environment, his political leanings and ideas.
WAS A TEMPERAMENTAL, ambitious, prolific workaholic--whom everyone, including his new biographer, seemed to like.