Thus, by divers little makeshifts, in that ingenious way which is commonly denominated "by hook and by crook," the worthy pedagogue got on tolerably enough, and was thought, by all who understood nothing of the labor of headwork, to have a wonderfully
easy life of it.
Nothing has been left undone to cripple their intellects, darken their minds, debase their moral nature, obliterate all traces of their relation- ship to mankind; and yet how wonderfully
they have sustained the mighty load of a most frightful bond- age, under which they have been groaning for cen- turies
You see, I mistrust you still, though you have borne up wonderfully
she demanded, pulling off her gloves, and displaying fingers wonderfully
whitened with doing nothing and staying indoors.
But he only sat wonderfully
still, and when he spoke dropped his voice to such a softness that it was curious that she could hear him, but she could.
Suddenly a man, in foreign garments: wonderfully
real and distinct to look at: stood outside the window, with an axe stuck in his belt, and leading by the bridle an ass laden with wood.
Never had his gold been so golden, his azure so dazzlingly clear and deep as on this particular May morning; while his fancy simply ran riot in the marginal decorations of woodland and spinney, quaint embroidered flowers and copses full of exquisitely painted and wonderfully
trained birds of song.
In the meantime the captain, whom I had observed to be wonderfully
swollen about the chest and pockets, had turned out a great many various stores--the British colours, a Bible, a coil of stoutish rope, pen, ink, the log-book, and pounds of tobacco.
At the same moment the stage buzzed with a new sound and, amid a crowd of men in evening-dress, all talking and gesticulating together, appeared a man who seemed very calm and displayed a pleasant face, all pink and chubby-cheeked, crowned with curly hair and lit up by a pair of wonderfully
serene blue eyes.
The little maid throve wonderfully
, and in a few months she could run about and speak.
This tree, which the natives call ensete, is wonderfully
useful; its leaves, which are so large as to cover a man, make hangings for rooms, and serve the inhabitants instead of linen for their tables and carpets.
This power is wonderfully
developed in all Martians, and accounts largely for the simplicity of their language and the relatively few spoken words exchanged even in long conversations.