no, if I would, may I--" Here he subjoined several dreadful imprecations, which Sophia at last interrupted, and begged to know what he meant by the news
.--He was going to answer, when Mrs Honour came running into the room, all pale and breathless, and cried out, "Madam, we are all undone, all ruined, they are come, they are come!" These words almost froze up the blood of Sophia; but Mrs Fitzpatrick asked Honour who were come?--"Who?" answered she, "why, the French; several hundred thousands of them are landed, and we shall be all murdered and ravished."
One farmer had kept his barn from being burned down by telephoning for his neighbors; another had cleared five hundred dollars extra profit on the sale of his cattle, by telephoning to the best market; a third had rescued a flock of sheep by sending quick news
of an approaching blizzard; a fourth had saved his son's life by getting an instantaneous message to the doctor; and so on.
The Sunday papers printed separate editions as further news
came to hand, some even in default of it.
When she repeated Fred's news
to Lydgate, he said, "Take care you don't drop the faintest hint to Ladislaw, Rosy.
, sir?" asked the officer, evidently anxious to start a conversation.
After a slight preparation for good news
, the letter was read aloud.
"Monsieur," persisted the old man, "do you believe, upon your soul and conscience, that your news
is worth waking the king?"
And that's all the news
I've got, except that there's a lot of new
Lee- Enfields loose on the eastern end of Ysabel.
was told baldly without any remarks upon it, and when there was not enough news
it was the fashion to fill up the space with chapters from the Bible.
just as the Adams had received her complement of men, and the two vessels were ready for sea, news
came from Commodore Chauncey, commanding on Lake Ontario, that a reinforcement of seamen was wanted in that quarter.
Knightley presently, "I have a piece of news
The prince was away for six months, and even those who were most interested in his destiny were able to pick up very little news
about him all that while.