On the sidewalk at the side of Winney's Dry Goods Store where there was a high board
fence covered with circus pictures, he stopped whistling and stood perfectly still in the darkness, attentive, listening as though for a voice calling his name.
They were such cheerful noises, seeming to promise new things for living people: it was a pity that those freshly planed pine boards
were to be put underground so soon.
Some six handfuls were obtained; but more was unavoidably lost in the sea, and still more, perhaps, might have been secured were it not for impatient Ahab's loud command to Stubb to desist, and come on board
, else the ship would bid them good bye.
The roadway was commonly several feet lower than the level of the houses, which were sometimes joined by high board
walks; there were no pavements--there were mountains and valleys and rivers, gullies and ditches, and great hollows full of stinking green water.
Yes," assented Emma Jane, "it is, of course; with your name on the board
, and our pointing to your flag, and our elergant dialogue, and all that.
Now I wept: Helen Burns was not here; nothing sustained me; left to myself I abandoned myself, and my tears watered the boards
Presently the whole chapel resounded with rappings and counter rappings: every man's hand was against his neighbour; and Branderham, unwilling to remain idle, poured forth his zeal in a shower of loud taps on the boards
of the pulpit, which responded so smartly that, at last, to my unspeakable relief, they woke me.
Hire the last new novel, there I am, inside the boards
of the book.
It is likely enough that, rooted in the woods of France and Norway, there were growing trees, when that sufferer was put to death, already marked by the Woodman, Fate, to come down and be sawn into boards
, to make a certain movable framework with a sack and a knife in it, terrible in history.
A dressmaker, always stabbed in the breast with a needle and thread, boards
and lodges in the house; and seems to me, eating, drinking, or sleeping, never to take her thimble off.
The unemployed bystanders drew back when they saw me, and so I became aware of my sister - lying without sense or movement on the bare boards
where she had been knocked down by a tremendous blow on the back of the head, dealt by some unknown hand when her face was turned towards the fire - destined never to be on the Rampage again, while she was the wife of Joe.
Now all is polish, on which no yesterday's dust is ever allowed to rest, from the yard's width of oaken boards
round the carpet, to the old Squire's gun and whips and walking-sticks, ranged on the stag's antlers above the mantelpiece.