I've told people such terrible things and they've all come true, it makes one superstitious like.
A little crowd collected round her, and, amid screams of embarrassment, giggles, blushings, and cries of dismay or admiration, she talked mysteriously of fair and dark men, of money in a letter, and of journeys, till the sweat stood in heavy beads on her painted face.
It isn't spinning as you'd be at, I'll be bound, and let you have your own way.
I'm sure I donna want t' go wi' the whittaws," said Molly, whimpering, and quite overcome by this Dantean picture of her future, "on'y we allays used to comb the wool for 'n at Mester Ottley's; an' so I just axed ye.
He did not at first envisage his own plight in definite and comprehensible terms.
Out beyond there was it possible that Tom and Jessica were also in some dire extremity?
Yes, I am the sleeping volcano, and one morning, monsieur, I have suffered the eruption.
From every side arose the clatter of knife and fork, and the clear, sharp note of those who drank soup.
But their reserve and their internal arrangements generally were merely protective diplomacy.
When Bobby came up from Deolali and took his place among the Tail Twisters, it was gently but firmly borne in upon him that the Regiment was his father and his mother and his indissolubly wedded wife, and that there was no crime under the canopy of heaven blacker than that of bringing shame on the Regiment, which was the best-shooting, best-drilled, best set-up, bravest, most illustrious, and in all respects most desirable Regiment within the compass of the Seven Seas.
It shaded off into a cool smile, as she said, with her eyes upon her lunch, and her eyebrows raised:
inquired Mrs Lammle, still smiling coolly with her eyes upon her lunch, and her eyebrows raised.