There were few people whom the Careys cared to ask there, and their parties consisted always of the curate, Josiah Graves
with his sister, Dr.
The whisper died wholly out, now, for the three men had reached the grave
and stood within a few feet of the boys' hiding-place.
Yea, thou art still for me the demolisher of all graves
: Hail to thee, my Will!
'A little before twilight, one Christmas Eve, Gabriel shouldered his spade, lighted his lantern, and betook himself towards the old churchyard; for he had got a grave
to finish by next morning, and, feeling very low, he thought it might raise his spirits, perhaps, if he went on with his work at once.
"But not knowing the right name, by what happy inspiration did you find the right grave
? The man who told me what the name was said it had been cut on the headboard."
"Well then," he said, "you want to see the tombs - graves
- folks been buried, you know - coffins!"
"This time last night you never thought you'd be digging Pat's grave
to-night," sighed Felicity.
Nicholas road, was a grave
, and it had a tragic story.
"For it was you," added this pitiless friend of the dead, - "it was you who sped these two men to the grave
She drew near and asked one of them whose grave
She bade him tell her, when they met in the world of spirits, that the Delaware girls had shed tears above the grave
of her child, and had called her blessed.
When the grave
had been filled with earth the little party turned back toward the cabin, and Esmeralda, still weeping copiously for the two she had never heard of before today, and who had been dead twenty years, chanced to glance toward the harbor.