One of the last corpses
to pass him was still clothed in the white robe of a Wieroo, blood-stained over the headless neck that it concealed.
Within a week the peasants who came with empty carts to carry off plunder were stopped by the authorities and made to cart the corpses
out of the town.
To men I am still something between a fool and a corpse
Greedy for carrion, and sure that this must be a fresh corpse
, the bird swooped down upon the boy.
With precaution I would go up the side of my own particular corpse
, and would feel her as cold as ice itself and as slippery under my feet.
On the following morning it was seen that one of the corpses
had been partially devoured.
In two minutes he had got it all ciphered out, and wasn't only just going to find the corpse
--no, he was going to get on the track of that murderer and hunt HIM down, too; and not only that, but he was going to stick to him till-- "Well," I says, "you better find the corpse
first; I reckon that's a-plenty for to-day.
fell on the floor, but the man only redoubled his blows, till at length it occurred to him it was odd that the thief should lie so still and make no resistance.
I inserted a chisel, and giving it a few slight taps with a hammer, the top of the box flew suddenly off, and at the same instant, there sprang up into a sitting position, directly facing the host, the bruised, bloody, and nearly putrid corpse
of the murdered Mr.
But Morrel remained motionless; he could not detach his eyes from that disordered bed, and the pale corpse
of the young girl who was lying on it.
On hands and knees he backed out as he had come in, drawing the corpse
Then he pressed my hands again, and moved away still smiling, smiling, but in an odd, weary sort of manner, much as a corpse