Christopher


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Christopher

Saint. 3rd century ad, Christian martyr; patron saint of travellers
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Tell him to take the beast's petticoat off," said Sir Christopher Tomling.
"Unchain the Gyascutis!" said Sir Christopher commandingly.
I show you beautiful, O, magnificent bust Christopher Colombo!--splendid, grand, magnificent!"
"Ah, look, genteelmen!--beautiful, grand,--bust Christopher Colombo!-- beautiful bust, beautiful pedestal!"
"That's Christopher, come in already, and gone to feed his chickens," she said.
"Will you come out shooting with us to-morrow?" said Christopher, who had, on the whole, formed a favorable impression of his sister's friend.
What I have here related of the death of Don Christopher de Gama I was told by an old man, who was an eye-witness of it: and there is a tradition in the country that in the place where his head fell, a fountain sprung up of wonderful virtue, which cured many diseases otherwise past remedy.
This was old Christopher Casby--recognisable at a glance--as unchanged in twenty years and upward as his own solid furniture--as little touched by the influence of the varying seasons as the old rose-leaves and old lavender in his porcelain jars.
Confronting him, in the room in which he sat, was a boy's portrait, which anybody seeing him would have identified as Master Christopher Casby, aged ten: though disguised with a haymaking rake, for which he had had, at any time, as much taste or use as for a diving-bell; and sitting (on one of his own legs) upon a bank of violets, moved to precocious contemplation by the spire of a village church.
'Don't be in a hurry, Christopher,' replied his patron, 'we'll drink your mother.'
Christopher Newman was silent a moment, and then with a tranquil smile he answered, "Yes."
"'Holloa!'cries the loud voice of Christopher Marteau.

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