Now look, for instance, at the way they serve dogs, cutting off
their tails to make them look plucky, and shearing up their pretty little ears to a point to make them both look sharp, forsooth.
In the other, which was the covering boat and which lay off
shore a hundred yards, was the second mate.
Another Rule of Battle, that Alice had not noticed, seemed to be that they always fell on their heads, and the battle ended with their both falling off
in this way, side by side: when they got up again, they shook hands, and then the Red Knight mounted and galloped off
All the profound plans about cutting off
and capturing Napoleon and his army were like the plan of a market gardener who, when driving out of his garden a cow that had trampled down the beds he had planted, should run to the gate and hit the cow on the head.
After a time he thought he should like to go a little faster, so he smacked his lips and cried 'Jip!' Away went the horse full gallop; and before Hans knew what he was about, he was thrown off
, and lay on his back by the road-side.
I might as well be twenty miles off
. She'll never wake till it's all over, and there goes the clock again!
Tom finds a difficulty in jumping, or indeed in finding the top of the wheel with his feet, which may be in the next world for all he feels; so the guard picks him off
the coach top, and sets him on his legs, and they stump off
into the bar, and join the coachman and the other outside passengers.
His lawyer said he reckoned he would win his lawsuit and get the money if they ever got started on the trial; but then there was ways to put it off
a long time, and Judge Thatcher knowed how to do it And he said people allowed there'd be another trial to get me away from him and give me to the widow for my guardian, and they guessed it would win this time.
The holluschickie just bundled off
a few yards and sat staring stupidly.
The chief now sprang into the vacant saddle and galloped off
to his band.
"A ghost," he said, "who, on the same evening, carries off
an opera-singer and steals twenty-thousand francs is a ghost who must have his hands very full!
The three soldiers wandered about for a minute or two, looking for them, and then quietly marched off
after the others.