Do you have to go back right away?
It was a long time back, before they were married.
Turning the truck around, he headed back down the drive.
She returned his kiss passionately, and when he pulled his head back, she gazed up at him.
He hurried back to the pathway, and then ran to his mother.
Tell me what news I may take back to my poor boy.
He looked through them and then handed them back without comment.
I make them because I believe I can back them up with convincing proofs and arguments.
Finally she drew back, breathless.
I'll be back in a little while, sweetheart.
His warm hands slid under her jacket, caressing her back through the thin T-shirt.
Sometimes the new technology so overwhelms the old that when looking back, we explain the old technology in terms of the new.
His warm hands slid around her waist, pulling her back against him.
Her anxious gaze went from Carmen to Alex and back again.
The shepherd led them gently back to the hut and gave them their usual supper of bread and milk.
But the truth is that almost all furniture back in the day was cheaply made junk and only a very few high-quality pieces survived.
The emissaries, who themselves did not know the correct answer, were to bring the replies of the oracles back to the king.
Oh, the delight with which I gathered up the fruit in my pinafore, pressed my face against the smooth cheeks of the apples, still warm from the sun, and skipped back to the house!
At last, however, the sea, as if weary of its new toy, threw me back on the shore, and in another instant I was clasped in my teacher's arms.
I took down this dwelling the same morning, drawing the nails, and removed it to the pond-side by small cartloads, spreading the boards on the grass there to bleach and warp back again in the sun.
Mr. Balcom, a promising young architect, designs it on the back of his Vitruvius, with hard pencil and ruler, and the job is let out to Dobson & Sons, stonecutters.
Morning brings back the heroic ages.
Back outside, she headed for the barn.
He leaned back, looking perplexed.
The Christmas tree could only be seen from the back of the house, but that didn't matter.
He asked her to go back to Houston with him, enticing her with rides on the beach - and love all night.
"Of course; can't you see?" and again the kitten wandered into the air and back to the edge of the roof.
Zeb drew back with a shiver.
One of the chairs pushed back from the table, and this was so astonishing and mysterious that Dorothy was almost tempted to run away in fright.
Then he handed it back to his wife and said:--
A contest awhile back called for people to speculate what would be the best device to hook up to the Internet.
The breakers would swoop back to gather themselves for a mightier leap, and I clung to the rock, tense, fascinated, as I felt the dash and roar of the rushing sea!
But the fact remains that Miss Canby's story was read to me once, and that long after I had forgotten it, it came back to me so naturally that I never suspected that it was the child of another mind.
Dolokhov's back in his white shirt, and his curly head, were lit up from both sides.
Saying this he again turned round, dropped his hands, took the bottle and lifted it to his lips, threw back his head, and raised his free hand to balance himself.
"What marvels!" she exclaimed, but hearing her master's voice she turned back, pulling down her tucked-up skirt.
I'm going to make myself a sandwich and get back to work.
A long sigh escaped her lips as she slid back down under the covers.
A trip back to the house to drop off the eggs revealed a house still silent.
Ed merely looked at them and then back at Carmen.
She would never have considered back-talking her parents.
Assured that it had not, she turned back to him.
"Soon enough," she said, tucking the tickets back into her purse.
Grabbing her hands, he pushed her back on the bed and held her down.
Strong arms slipped around her waist, drawing her back against him.
He stepped back to surrender Destiny.
Alex climbed into the car beside Carmen and placed his arm protectively on the back of the seat behind her neck.
She leaned back against his arm, watching his profile as he looked out the window.
Carmen met his gaze for a moment - long enough to reunite, and then they both turned back to the others.
Her dark hair was pulled back severely from a narrow face.
Without comment, he shifted his attention back to his plate.
Later, as they walked back to their room, Jonathan looked up at Carmen.
He shoved her back on the bed playfully.
The shock of what happened gave way to fury as Felipa turned back to them.
Señor Medena glanced at Carmen and then back at Alex.
Leaning her back against the wall, hands behind her back, she watched him in the mirror.
Finally her sober gaze came back to Carmen.
Carmen went back to wrapping her present.
Even so, Alex wasn't back by the time she got out.
On the way back to the house, Alex offered to take them to the gulf for a family outing.
By the time they got back and dressed for supper, Destiny's eyelids were drooping.
Señor Medena leaned back in his chair, watching Alex.
Alex sat up and scooted back so he could lean on the headboard.
The top of the buggy caught the air like a parachute or an umbrella filled with wind, and held them back so that they floated downward with a gentle motion that was not so very disagreeable to bear.
So he carried the lantern back for quite a distance, while Dorothy and the Wizard followed at his side.
As he spoke the voice came so near to Zeb that he jumped back in alarm.
Our greatest Champion, Overman-Anu, once climbed the spiral stairway and fought nine days with the Gargoyles before he could escape them and come back; but he could never be induced to describe the dreadful creatures, and soon afterward a bear caught him and ate him up.
The Wizard now put the nine tiny ones back into his pocket and the journey was resumed.
Then he halted, ducked down and began to back up, so that he nearly fell with the buggy onto the others.
"Never mind; we can't turn back," said Dorothy; "and we don't intend to stay there, anyhow."
He got his satchel from the buggy and, opening it, took out two deadly looking revolvers that made the children shrink back in alarm just to look at.
"No," returned Dorothy, stoutly, "it won't do to go back, for then we would never get home.
Several stories of empty rooms rewarded their search, but nothing more; so after a time they came back to the platform again.
"Well, I'll climb up when I get back, then," said the boy, with a laugh.
"Never mind," said Zeb, "we don't want to get back, anyhow."
"And there is no way to go back," added Zeb, with a low whistle of perplexity.
After you went up in a balloon, and escaped us, I got back to Kansas by means of a pair of magical silver shoes.
Why, it's Oz, the Wonderful Wizard, come back again!
Jim's eyes stuck out as much as those of the Sawhorse, and he stared at the creature with his ears erect and his long head drawn back until it rested against his arched neck.
"What brought you back?" was the next question, and Dorothy's eye rested on an antlered head hanging on the wall just over the fireplace, and caught its lips in the act of moving.
Then circle 'round them and come back again.
There was more applause at this, and then Ozma had the jewelled saddle replaced upon the Sawhorse and herself rode the victor back to the city at the head of the grand procession.
Dorothy carried her in her arms back to where the others sat in grieved and thoughtful silence.
"Really," said the girl, anxiously, "I must get back as soon as poss'ble to my own folks."
Zeb also wanted to see his home, and although he did not find anyone morning for him, the sight of Hugson's Ranch in the picture made him long to get back there.
They were glad enough to march back without it.
If you'll come back to my house, you shall have the best room in it--yes, all the rooms if you wish.
Then he came back and knocked gently at the door.
He stood on the doorstep and looked back into the house.
But our neighbor, Johnson, is sending the nag to Exeter for the use of a lady who is to ride back with me.
Whenever his back was turned, they were sure to begin whispering to one another.
But he drove them back with scornful words.
Then he commanded his army to march back to the city of Antium.
Old story-tellers say that he alighted on the back of a large fish, called a dolphin, which had been charmed by his music and was swimming near the ship.
He looked back and saw the innkeeper still standing by the door.
Take me back, and I will give you no more trouble.
He made himself known, and the captain willingly agreed to carry him back to his own country.
He was glad to go back to England to see his home and his friends once more.
The king went back to the room on tiptoe.
He turned and walked briskly back to the market.
He might be seen every day with a bag of charcoal on his back, carrying it to some of his customers.
The color came back to his cheeks.
I see how human ingenuity and new technologies have eliminated previously insoluble problems once we stand back and let free markets do what they do best: direct the allocation of capital to find a solution.
We will just sit back and let the machines sort it all out.
Back in the old days (the 1980s), you only had data—say, the Yellow Pages with its list of restaurants.
And my system will come back with a single answer, something like, You should go to Tommaso's on Kearny Street.
That brings us back to the need to share data—and to our online example with Amazon, and our offline example with our salesperson.
Now, back to the well-defined center.
In addition, images engraved in walls of what appear to be people infected with polio are found in Egypt dating back to at least 1400 BC.
An Englishwoman who saw the process in Turkey in the early 1700s brought it back to England, where it was proven to be effective.
The factors that enable us to solve for and eliminate disease are getting better all the time, like wind at our back, pushing us forward.
Our battles with diseases go as far back into history as we can see.
Now, you don't know if the radishes make the people get better or if something that makes people crave radishes also beats back skin cancer.
With all due respect to Nietzsche, we have looked long into the Abyss, but the Abyss has not looked back into us.
Humans require relatively little oxygen, and plants are constantly transforming the carbon dioxide we exhale back into useful oxygen.
Who do you think makes more money: the person who hauls bricks on his back or the person who operates the forklift that moves the bricks?
That brings us back to the thousandfold increase in wealth, which the world will soon experience.
A poor person with a six-year-old car today has more wealth than a poor person with a six-year-old car did back in 1911, for the simple reason that cars are so much better now.
In Beverly Hills, your poor neighbor might be one who had to buy the 14K-gold back scratcher instead of the diamond-encrusted platinum one everyone else is buying.
These payments, the cynics would argue, bribe the poor to back the system.
He worked to apply a means test, pared the rolls back, then died; the rolls swelled again, and his successor again tried to bring them in line, but it was hard.
Like a TV star that doesn't scale back his expenses after his show is cancelled, these benefits expand, not contract, during periods of economic decline, for two main reasons.
Going back and forth between these strategies is problematic, to say the least.
During the Great Depression in the United States, many unemployed Americans simply left the city and went back to farm life, sometimes living with relatives.
If you look back across the span of time, you see wood plows being used in 4000 BC, then irrigation five hundred years later.
I have an extensive library of very old recipe books, including several "autographs"—original, handwritten, unpublished, personal cookbooks—that date back to the early 1700s.
At some point, the loan is repaid to the local agency and your money comes back to you.
Rights do not mean much, he reasoned, to those with an "empty stomach, shirtless back, roofless dwellings ... unemployment and poverty, no education or medical attention."
The Bulgarian king Samuel was so stricken by the sight of his mighty army staggering back home that he suffered a stroke and died two days later.
Maybe you think prisoners have it too easy serving time while their victims struggle to piece their lives back together.
MAD is now back, but in economic form.
But first we must go further back, from Shakespeare at the end of the sixteenth century to Plato around 370 BC.
The two years in New York were happy ones, and I look back to them with genuine pleasure.
He brings back Shakespeare, the poet.
Indeed, books have meant so much more in my education than in that of others, that I shall go back to the time when I began to read.
The little girls are coming back to school next Wednesday.
Pony's name was Mollie and I had a nice ride on her back; I was not afraid, I hope my uncle will get me a dear little pony and a little cart very soon.
It made me feel very sad to leave Boston and I missed all of my friends greatly, but of course I was glad to get back to my lovely home once more.
She is going home to rest, but she will come back to me next autumn.
I am sitting on the piazza, and my little white pigeon is perched on the back of my chair, watching me write.
I do want you to come back to me soon.
You will come back to Boston I hope soon after I do.
The sun knows that you like to see the world covered with beautiful white snow and so he kept back all his brightness, and let the little crystals form in the sky.
When the reception was over we went back to the hotel and teacher slept quite unconscious of the surprise which was in store for her.
He said no, it would not be called for about fifteen minutes; so we sat down to wait; but in a moment the man came back and asked Teacher if we would like to go to the train at once.
Perhaps our guardian angel gathers them up as we drop them, and will give them back to us in the beautiful sometime when we have grown wiser, and learned how to use them rightly.
If he had not taken upon himself the responsibility of Laura Bridgman's education and led her out of the pit of Acheron back to her human inheritance, should I be a sophomore at Radcliffe College to-day--who can say?
For Miss Keller to spell a sentence in the manual alphabet impresses it on her mind just as we learn a thing from having heard it many times and can call back the memory of its sound.
As soon as a thing was done, a definite goal passed, the teacher did not always look back and describe the way she had come.
Then I took the doll, meaning to give it back to her when she had made the letters; but she thought I meant to take it from her, and in an instant she was in a temper, and tried to seize the doll.
After a few minutes she came back to her place and began to eat her breakfast with her fingers.
The back of the greatest obstacle in the path of progress is broken.
She had put the napkin under her chin, instead of pinning it at the back, as was her custom.
I went back to the dining-room and got a napkin.
All the way back to the house she was highly excited, and learned the name of every object she touched, so that in a few hours she had adDED THIRTY NEW WORDS TO HER VOCABULARY.
She screamed with glee when the little things squealed and squirmed in their efforts to get back to their mother, and spelled, "Baby--eat large."
She evidently understood that VERY was the name of the new thing that had come into her head; for all the way back to the house she used the word VERY correctly.
She fed the elephants, and was allowed to climb up on the back of the largest, and sit in the lap of the "Oriental Princess," while the elephant marched majestically around the ring.
We are just back from church.
When told of the instance in which Jesus raised the dead, she was much perplexed, saying, "I did not know life could come back into the dead body!"
She could not keep back her tears, and the chief cause of her pain seemed to be the fear lest people should doubt her truthfulness.
You forget that death comes to the rich and the poor alike, and comes once for all; but remember, Acheron could not be bribed by gold to ferry the crafty Prometheus back to the sunlit world.
An elderly dame, too, dwells in my neighborhood, invisible to most persons, in whose odorous herb garden I love to stroll sometimes, gathering simples and listening to her fables; for she has a genius of unequalled fertility, and her memory runs back farther than mythology, and she can tell me the original of every fable, and on what fact every one is founded, for the incidents occurred when she was young.
Frequently he would leave his dinner in the bushes, when his dog had caught a woodchuck by the way, and go back a mile and a half to dress it and leave it in the cellar of the house where he boarded, after deliberating first for half an hour whether he could not sink it in the pond safely till nightfall--loving to dwell long upon these themes.
One man, perhaps, if he has got enough, will be satisfied to sit all day with his back to the fire and his belly to the table, by George!
Sometimes it would come floating up to the shore; but when you went toward it, it would go back into deep water and disappear.
These wash back and forth in shallow water on a sandy bottom, and are sometimes cast on the shore.
The skin of a woodchuck was freshly stretched upon the back of the house, a trophy of his last Waterloo; but no warm cap or mittens would he want more.
Not seeing any ducks, he hid his boat on the north or back side of an island in the pond, and then concealed himself in the bushes on the south side, to await them.
Oh for a man who is a man, and, as my neighbor says, has a bone in his back which you cannot pass your hand through!
I did not see why the lyceum should not present its tax-bill, and have the State to back its demand, as well as the Church.
Soon after he was let out to work at haying in a neighboring field, whither he went every day, and would not be back till noon; so he bade me good-day, saying that he doubted if he should see me again.
Well, if you do, so much the better, and you can go back to her!
Suddenly she jumped up onto a tub to be higher than he, embraced him so that both her slender bare arms clasped him above his neck, and, tossing back her hair, kissed him full on the lips.
"We may as well go back," said the son in French.
"Ah, madam, it is a great sacrament," replied the priest, passing his hand over the thin grizzled strands of hair combed back across his bald head.
"Yes, yes, of course," interrupted Prince Vasili impatiently, rubbing his bald head and angrily pulling back toward him the little table that he had pushed away.
He noticed that they had not come to the front entrance but to the back door.
This door led into a back anteroom.
Seeing them pass, Prince Vasili drew back with obvious impatience, while the princess jumped up and with a gesture of desperation slammed the door with all her might.
Prince Vasili in front of the door, near the invalid chair, a wax taper in his left hand, was leaning his left arm on the carved back of a velvet chair he had turned round for the purpose, and was crossing himself with his right hand, turning his eyes upward each time he touched his forehead.
On leaving the bed both Prince Vasili and the princess passed out by a back door, but returned to their places one after the other before the service was concluded.
While the count was being turned over, one of his arms fell back helplessly and he made a fruitless effort to pull it forward.
"Well, madam," he began, stooping over the book close to his daughter and placing an arm on the back of the chair on which she sat, so that she felt herself surrounded on all sides by the acrid scent of old age and tobacco, which she had known so long.
Princess Mary went back to her room with the sad, scared expression that rarely left her and which made her plain, sickly face yet plainer.
He stroked her hair and then patted her awkwardly on the back of her neck.
The commander of the regiment was an elderly, choleric, stout, and thick-set general with grizzled eyebrows and whiskers, and wider from chest to back than across the shoulders.
The hussar cornet of Kutuzov's suite who had mimicked the regimental commander, fell back from the carriage and rode up to Dolokhov.
I know by now, if he wins he comes back early to brag about it, but if he stays out till morning it means he's lost and will come back in a rage.
He wore an unfastened cloak, wide breeches hanging down in creases, and a crumpled shako on the back of his head.
When Rostov went back there was a bottle of vodka and a sausage on the table.
Kutuzov fell back toward Vienna, destroying behind him the bridges over the rivers Inn (at Braunau) and Traun (near Linz).
He looked back laughing to the Cossack who stood a few steps behind him holding two horses by their bridles.
Each time Prince Nesvitski tried to move on, soldiers and carts pushed him back again and pressed him against the railings, and all he could do was to smile.
Nesvitski looked round and saw, some fifteen paces away but separated by the living mass of moving infantry, Vaska Denisov, red and shaggy, with his cap on the back of his black head and a cloak hanging jauntily over his shoulder.
With his shaggy head thrown back like birds when they drink, pressing his spurs mercilessly into the sides of his good horse, Bedouin, and sitting as though falling backwards in the saddle, he galloped to the other flank of the squadron and shouted in a hoarse voice to the men to look to their pistols.
Denisov rode past him, leaning back and shouting something.
Come back, Cadet! he cried angrily; and turning to Denisov, who, showing off his courage, had ridden on to the planks of the bridge:
The French had time to fire three rounds of grapeshot before the hussars got back to their horses.
There--they are shouting again, and again are all running back somewhere, and I shall run with them, and it, death, is here above me and around...
The hussars ran back to the men who held their horses; their voices sounded louder and calmer, the stretchers disappeared from sight.
The Russian officer in charge of the transport lolled back in the front cart, shouting and scolding a soldier with coarse abuse.
Come back early to dinner, cried several voices.
I know you think it your duty to gallop back to the army now that it is in danger.
Turn back with your slut!
Go back or I'll flatten you into a pancake, repeated he.
Behind the guns were their limbers and still farther back picket ropes and artillerymen's bonfires.
Prince Andrew turned his horse and galloped back to Grunth to find Prince Bagration.
As he approached, a ringing shot issued from it deafening him and his suite, and in the smoke that suddenly surrounded the gun they could see the gunners who had seized it straining to roll it quickly back to its former position.
The commander of the regiment turned to Prince Bagration, entreating him to go back as it was too dangerous to remain where they were.
He carried close to his leg a narrow unsheathed sword (small, curved, and not like a real weapon) and looked now at the superior officers and now back at the men without losing step, his whole powerful body turning flexibly.
Rook tried to rise on his forelegs but fell back, pinning his rider's leg.
Rostov also tried to rise but fell back, his sabretache having become entangled in the saddle.
But at that moment the French who were attacking, suddenly and without any apparent reason, ran back and disappeared from the outskirts, and Russian sharpshooters showed themselves in the copse.
The French columns that had advanced beyond the village went back; but as though in revenge for this failure, the enemy placed ten guns to the right of the village and began firing them at Tushin's battery.
Shaking himself, he rose, threw back his head, and with resolute steps went past the ladies into the little drawing room.
"Can a sleigh pass?" he asked his overseer, a venerable man, resembling his master in manners and looks, who was accompanying him back to the house.
Anatole stood with his right thumb under a button of his uniform, his chest expanded and his back drawn in, slightly swinging one foot, and, with his head a little bent, looked with beaming face at the princess without speaking and evidently not thinking about her at all.
Go to your room, think it over, and come back in an hour and tell me in his presence: yes or no.
He drew back and a real tear appeared in his eye.
Go back to your rooms, Princess.
Rostov himself, his legs well back and his stomach drawn in and feeling himself one with his horse, rode past the Emperor with a frowning but blissful face "like a vewy devil," as Denisov expressed it.
Toward evening Dolgorukov came back, went straight to the Tsar, and remained alone with him for a long time.
I'll take another turn and when I get back I'll go to the general and ask him.
Rostov reined in his horse, whose spirits had risen, like his own, at the firing, and went back at a footpace.
Confused and ever-increasing crowds were running back to where five minutes before the troops had passed the Emperors.
A fresh wave of the flying mob caught him and bore him back with it.
Bagration knew that as the distance between the two flanks was more than six miles, even if the messenger were not killed (which he very likely would be), and found the commander-in-chief (which would be very difficult), he would not be able to get back before evening.
Hardly had the Horse Guards passed Rostov before he heard them shout, "Hurrah!" and looking back saw that their foremost ranks were mixed up with some foreign cavalry with red epaulets, probably French.
"We drove them back!" said Boris with animation, growing talkative.
Better die a thousand times than risk receiving an unkind look or bad opinion from him, Rostov decided; and sorrowfully and with a heart full despair he rode away, continually looking back at the Tsar, who still remained in the same attitude of indecision.
And he turned round and galloped back to the place where he had seen the Emperor, but there was no one beyond the ditch now.
The nearest soldiers shrank back, the gun driver stopped his horse, but from behind still came the shouts: Onto the ice, why do you stop?
The ice, that had held under those on foot, collapsed in a great mass, and some forty men who were on it dashed, some forward and some back, drowning one another.
Prokofy, the footman, who was so strong that he could lift the back of the carriage from behind, sat plaiting slippers out of cloth selvedges.
My treasure! and Prokofy, trembling with excitement, rushed toward the drawing-room door, probably in order to announce him, but, changing his mind, came back and stooped to kiss the young man's shoulder.
"I never go back on my word," he said.
Curving her arms, Natasha held out her skirts as dancers do, ran back a few steps, turned, cut a caper, brought her little feet sharply together, and made some steps on the very tips of her toes.
I challenge you! he ejaculated, and, pushing back his chair, he rose from the table.
His left hand he held carefully back, because he wished to support his right hand with it and knew he must not do so.
"Mary," she said, moving away from the embroidery frame and lying back, "give me your hand."
"You did not get my letter?" he asked, and not waiting for a reply-- which he would not have received, for the princess was unable to speak-- he turned back, rapidly mounted the stairs again with the doctor who had entered the hall after him (they had met at the last post station), and again embraced his sister.
Early in the winter Denisov also came back and stayed with them.
He came out from behind the chairs, clasped his partner's hand firmly, threw back his head, and advanced his foot, waiting for the beat.
Only on horse back and in the mazurka was Denisov's short stature not noticeable and he looked the fine fellow he felt himself to be.
"Leave it," said Dolokhov, though he did not seem to be even looking at Rostov, "you'll win it back all the sooner.
Now only twelve hundred rubles was left of that money, so that this seven of hearts meant for him not only the loss of sixteen hundred rubles, but the necessity of going back on his word.
Denisov, with sparkling eyes and ruffled hair, sat at the clavichord striking chords with his short fingers, his legs thrown back and his eyes rolling as he sang, with his small, husky, but true voice, some verses called "Enchantress," which he had composed, and to which he was trying to fit music:
"No, Papa is not back yet," said Sonya.
Will Papa be back soon?
With a pair of felt boots on his thin bony legs, and keeping on a worn, nankeen-covered, sheepskin coat, the traveler sat down on the sofa, leaned back his big head with its broad temples and close-cropped hair, and looked at Bezukhov.
The servant brought back his tumbler turned upside down, * with an unfinished bit of nibbled sugar, and asked if anything more would be wanted.
All at once the stranger closed the book, putting in a marker, and again, leaning with his arms on the back of the sofa, sat in his former position with his eyes shut.
After these words, the Mason, as if tired by his long discourse, again leaned his arms on the back of the sofa and closed his eyes.
The Mason drew the shirt back from Pierre's left breast, and stooping down pulled up the left leg of his trousers to above the knee.
But the swords were drawn back from him and he was at once blindfolded again.
Boris, grown more manly and looking fresh, rosy and self-possessed, entered the drawing room elegantly dressed in the uniform of an aide-de- camp and was duly conducted to pay his respects to the aunt and then brought back to the general circle.
Hippolyte said interrogatively, again laughing, and then calmly and seriously sat back in his chair.
I am going back to my sister today.
As they approached the house, Prince Andrew with a smile drew Pierre's attention to a commotion going on at the back porch.
A woman, bent with age, with a wallet on her back, and a short, long-haired, young man in a black garment had rushed back to the gate on seeing the carriage driving up.
Two women ran out after them, and all four, looking round at the carriage, ran in dismay up the steps of the back porch.
The servants came out to meet them, and he asked where the old prince was and whether he was expected back soon.
The old prince had gone to the town and was expected back any minute.
Before supper, Prince Andrew, coming back to his father's study, found him disputing hotly with his visitor.
After his losses, he had determined to pay back his debt to his parents in five years.
One morning, between seven and eight, returning after a sleepless night, he sent for embers, changed his rain-soaked underclothes, said his prayers, drank tea, got warm, then tidied up the things on the table and in his own corner, and, his face glowing from exposure to the wind and with nothing on but his shirt, lay down on his back, putting his arms under his head.
The man lay on his back, his huge arms and legs outstretched.
He was knocking the back of his head against the floor, hoarsely uttering some word which he kept repeating.
Rostov glanced round, looking for someone who would put this man back in his place and bring him water.
His neighbor on the other side, who lay motionless some distance from him with his head thrown back, was a young soldier with a snub nose.
Rostov went back into the hall and noticed that in the porch there were many officers and generals in full parade uniform, whom he had to pass.
All the suite drew back and Rostov saw the general talking for some time to the Emperor.
In spite of the trampling of the French gendarmes' horses, which were pushing back the crowd, Rostov kept his eyes on every movement of Alexander and Bonaparte.
The Emperor knit his brows with dissatisfaction and, glancing back, remarked:
On his way back, he noticed Rostov standing by the corner of a house.
Look at those cramped dead firs, ever the same, and at me too, sticking out my broken and barked fingers just where they have grown, whether from my back or my sides: as they have grown so I stand, and I do not believe in your hopes and your lies.
The girl was shouting something but, seeing that he was a stranger, ran back laughing without looking at him.
Farther back beyond the dark trees a roof glittered with dew, to the right was a leafy tree with brilliantly white trunk and branches, and above it shone the moon, nearly at its full, in a pale, almost starless, spring sky.
Turning her mother's head this way and that, she fastened on the cap and, hurriedly kissing her gray hair, ran back to the maids who were turning up the hem of her skirt.
Suddenly everybody stirred, began talking, and pressed forward and then back, and between the two rows, which separated, the Emperor entered to the sounds of music that had immediately struck up.
The Emperor passed on to the drawing room, the crowd made a rush for the doors, and several persons with excited faces hurried there and back again.
Everyone moved back, and the Emperor came smiling out of the drawing room leading his hostess by the hand but not keeping time to the music.
Pierre changed places several times during the game, sitting now with his back to Natasha and now facing her, but during the whole of the six rubbers he watched her and his friend.
I only got back last night," he said glancing at Natasha; "I want to have a talk with you, Countess," he added after a moment's pause.
If the doctors did not keep me here at the spas I should be back in Russia, but as it is I have to postpone my return for three months.
Another borzoi, a dog, catching sight of his master from the garden path, arched his back and, rushing headlong toward the porch with lifted tail, began rubbing himself against his legs.
"To search far," he said, turning back the skirt of his coat to get at his snuffbox.
"Back!" cried Simon to a borzoi that was pushing forward out of the wood.
On its long back sat Daniel, hunched forward, capless, his disheveled gray hair hanging over his flushed, perspiring face.
She was an old animal with a gray back and big reddish belly.
That instant, when Nicholas saw the wolf struggling in the gully with the dogs, while from under them could be seen her gray hair and outstretched hind leg and her frightened choking head, with her ears laid back (Karay was pinning her by the throat), was the happiest moment of his life.
Nicholas and his attendant, with "Uncle" and his huntsman, were all riding round the wolf, crying "ulyulyu!" shouting and preparing to dismount each moment that the wolf crouched back, and starting forward again every time she shook herself and moved toward the wood where she would be safe.
The terrified wolf pressed back her ears and tried to rise, but the borzois stuck to her.
He took a dozen bounds, not very quickly, letting the borzois gain on him, and, finally having chosen his direction and realized his danger, laid back his ears and rushed off headlong.
The hare arched his back and bounded off yet more swiftly.
"Uncle" himself twisted up the hare, threw it neatly and smartly across his horse's back as if by that gesture he meant to rebuke everybody, and, with an air of not wishing to speak to anyone, mounted his bay and rode off.
For a long time they continued to look at red Rugay who, his arched back spattered with mud and clanking the ring of his leash, walked along just behind "Uncle's" horse with the serene air of a conqueror.
A score of women serfs, old and young, as well as children, popped out from the back entrance to have a look at the hunters who were arriving.
Rugay, his back still muddy, came into the room and lay down on the sofa, cleaning himself with his tongue and teeth.
Anisya Fedorovna, with her light step, willingly went to fulfill her errand and brought back the guitar.
"No, don't... the island of Madagascar!" she said, and jumping off his back she went downstairs.
The Egyptians believed that our souls have lived in animals, and will go back into animals again.
Zakhar held back his horses and turned his face, which was already covered with hoarfrost to his eyebrows.
From the back porch came the sound of feet descending the steps, the bottom step upon which snow had fallen gave a ringing creak and he heard the voice of an old maidservant saying, Straight, straight, along the path, Miss.
They ran to the barn and then back again, re-entering, he by the front and she by the back porch.
When they all drove back from Pelageya Danilovna's, Natasha, who always saw and noticed everything, arranged that she and Madame Schoss should go back in the sleigh with Dimmler, and Sonya with Nicholas and the maids.
On the way back Nicholas drove at a steady pace instead of racing and kept peering by that fantastic all-transforming light into Sonya's face and searching beneath the eyebrows and mustache for his former and his present Sonya from whom he had resolved never to be parted again.
Well, run back to her.
Then he jumped down and, his boots scrunching the snow, ran back to his sleigh.
Nicholas replied that he could not go back on his word, and his father, sighing and evidently disconcerted, very soon became silent and went in to the countess.
From reading he passed to sleeping, from sleeping to gossip in drawing rooms of the club, from gossip to carousals and women; from carousals back to gossip, reading, and wine.
Marya Dmitrievna, with her spectacles hanging down on her nose and her head flung back, stood in the hall doorway looking with a stern, grim face at the new arrivals.
If you'll allow me to leave my Natasha in your hands for a quarter of an hour, Princess, I'll drive round to see Anna Semenovna, it's quite near in the Dogs' Square, and then I'll come back for her.
Oh, better not think of it--not till he comes back! she told herself, and began looking at the faces, some strange and some familiar, in the stalls.
In the front, in the very center, leaning back against the orchestra rail, stood Dolokhov in a Persian dress, his curly hair brushed up into a huge shock.
The floor of the stage consisted of smooth boards, at the sides was some painted cardboard representing trees, and at the back was a cloth stretched over boards.
During this act every time Natasha looked toward the stalls she saw Anatole Kuragin with an arm thrown across the back of his chair, staring at her.
Natasha went back to her father in the other box, now quite submissive to the world she found herself in.
"Come, come, Natasha!" said the count, as he turned back for his daughter.
"Yes, go back," said Marya Dmitrievna, "and wait there.
If I don't sleep for three nights I'll not leave this passage and will hold her back by force and will and not let the family be disgraced, thought she.
Natasha had promised to come out to Kuragin at the back porch at ten that evening.
Anatole went into the back room.
More than once when Anatole's regiment was stationed at Tver he had taken him from Tver in the evening, brought him to Moscow by daybreak, and driven him back again the next night.
Why, she'll rush out more dead than alive just in the things she is wearing; if you delay at all there'll be tears and 'Papa' and 'Mamma,' and she's frozen in a minute and must go back--but you wrap the fur cloak round her first thing and carry her to the sleigh.
After taking a turn along the Podnovinski Boulevard, Balaga began to rein in, and turning back drew up at the crossing of the old Konyusheny Street.
Come back! shouted Dolokhov.
But when your father comes back tomorrow what am I to tell him?
He took a heavy paperweight and lifted it threateningly, but at once put it back in its place.
You could at least take back your words.
"I take them back, I take them back!" said Pierre, "and I ask you to forgive me."
We are forced to fall back on fatalism as an explanation of irrational events (that is to say, events the reasonableness of which we do not understand).
The majority struggled back to the bank from which they had started.
On seeing the Russian general he threw back his head, with its long hair curling to his shoulders, in a majestically royal manner, and looked inquiringly at the French colonel.
Yes, I will throw you back beyond the Dvina and beyond the Dnieper, and will re- erect against you that barrier which it was criminal and blind of Europe to allow to be destroyed.
Has he not thought that I may do the same? and he turned inquiringly to Balashev, and evidently this thought turned him back on to the track of his morning's anger, which was still fresh in him.
Prince Andrew did not catch what he said and would have passed on, but Chernyshev introduced him to Pfuel, remarking that Prince Andrew was just back from Turkey where the war had terminated so fortunately.
Five minutes later Ilyin, splashing through the mud, came running back to the shanty.
The hussars galloped hastily back with their prisoners.
"But what on earth is worrying me?" he asked himself as he rode back from the general.
What would she not have given to bring back even a single day of that time!
She had her back to him when he opened the door, but when, turning quickly, she saw his broad, surprised face, she blushed and came rapidly up to him.
He frowned before his looking glass, gesticulated, shrugged his shoulders, and finally, without saying a word to anyone, took his cap and left the house by the back door, trying to avoid notice.
But in spite of this he continued to struggle desperately forward, and from between the backs of those in front he caught glimpses of an open space with a strip of red cloth spread out on it; but just then the crowd swayed back--the police in front were pushing back those who had pressed too close to the procession: the Emperor was passing from the palace to the Cathedral of the Assumption--and Petya unexpectedly received such a blow on his side and ribs and was squeezed so hard that suddenly everything grew dim before his eyes and he lost consciousness.
When he came to himself, a man of clerical appearance with a tuft of gray hair at the back of his head and wearing a shabby blue cassock--probably a church clerk and chanter--was holding him under the arm with one hand while warding off the pressure of the crowd with the other.
Count Rostov at the back of the crowd was expressing approval; several persons, briskly turning a shoulder to the orator at the end of a phrase, said:
"Yes, yes, at thunderclaps!" was repeated approvingly in the back rows of the crowd.
He stood at the back, and, though he had heard hardly anything, understood everything in his own way.
Princess Mary spent half of every day with little Nicholas, watching his lessons, teaching him Russian and music herself, and talking to Dessalles; the rest of the day she spent over her books, with her old nurse, or with "God's folk" who sometimes came by the back door to see her.
To get back to that time and have done with all the present!
Dessalles wrote this letter to the Governor for Princess Mary, she signed it, and it was given to Alpatych with instructions to hand it to the Governor and to come back as quickly as possible if there was danger.
If there is anything... come back, Yakov Alpatych!
Alpatych went back to the house, called the coachman, and told him to set off.
The walls were all on fire and the back wall had fallen in, the wooden roof was collapsing, and the rafters were alight.
Prince Andrew in his riding cloak, mounted on a black horse, was looking at Alpatych from the back of the crowd.
One fair-haired young soldier of the third company, whom Prince Andrew knew and who had a strap round the calf of one leg, crossed himself, stepped back to get a good run, and plunged into the water; another, a dark noncommissioned officer who was always shaggy, stood up to his waist in the water joyfully wriggling his muscular figure and snorted with satisfaction as he poured the water over his head with hands blackened to the wrists.
He was lying on his back propped up high, and his small bony hands with their knotted purple veins were lying on the quilt; his left eye gazed straight before him, his right eye was awry, and his brows and lips motionless.
They all drew back from the bed, making way for her.
But she stepped back immediately.
"We are all very thankful for your bounty, but it won't do for us to take the landlord's grain," said a voice at the back of the crowd.
With drooping head Princess Mary left the crowd and went back to the house.
Unwilling to obtrude himself on the princess, Rostov did not go back to the house but remained in the village awaiting her departure.
This memory carried him sadly and sweetly back to those painful feelings of which he had not thought lately, but which still found place in his soul.
I can't draw back now!
Pierre choked, his face puckered, and he turned hastily away, went back to his trap muttering something to himself as he went, and took his seat.
Then when we get back, do spend the night with me and we'll arrange a game of cards.
Go back to Gorki! said Prince Andrew suddenly.
He sighed deeply and rode back to Gorki.
Go on... harder, harder! he muttered, hunching his back and presenting his fat shoulders.
With courtly adroitness de Beausset half turned and without turning his back to the Emperor retired two steps, twitching off the cloth at the same time, and said:
General Campan's division did not seize the first fortification but was driven back, for on emerging from the wood it had to reform under grapeshot, of which Napoleon was unaware.
The smoke of the guns mingled with this mist, and over the whole expanse and through that mist the rays of the morning sun were reflected, flashing back like lightning from the water, from the dew, and from the bayonets of the troops crowded together by the riverbanks and in Borodino.
On that very meadow he had ridden over the day before, a soldier was lying athwart the rows of scented hay, with his head thrown awkwardly back and his shako off.
From the battery they could be seen running back past it carrying their wounded on their muskets.
A few minutes later crowds of wounded men and stretcher-bearers came back from that direction.
Beside himself with terror Pierre jumped up and ran back to the battery, as to the only refuge from the horrors that surrounded him.
He saw the senior officer lying on the earth wall with his back turned as if he were examining something down below and that one of the soldiers he had noticed before was struggling forward shouting "Brothers!" and trying to free himself from some men who were holding him by the arm.
There for several hours amid incessant cannon and musketry fire, now Russians were seen alone, now Frenchmen alone, now infantry, and now cavalry: they appeared, fired, fell, collided, not knowing what to do with one another, screamed, and ran back again.
In this way two cavalry regiments galloped through the Semenovsk hollow and as soon as they reached the top of the incline turned round and galloped full speed back again.
The handsome boy adjutant with the long hair sighed deeply without removing his hand from his hat and galloped back to where men were being slaughtered.
Go and have another look and then come back to me.
The adjutant bent his head affirmatively and began to report, but the Emperor turned from him, took a couple of steps, stopped, came back, and called Berthier.
"At eight hundred leagues from France, I will not have my Guard destroyed!" he said, and turning his horse rode back to Shevardino.
Soon after the duke's departure--before he could possibly have reached Semenovsk--his adjutant came back from him and told Kutuzov that the duke asked for more troops.
The dressing station consisted of three tents with flaps turned back, pitched at the edge of a birch wood.
The pitiful groans from all sides and the torturing pain in his thigh, stomach, and back distracted him.
On the other table, round which many people were crowding, a tall well-fed man lay on his back with his head thrown back.
And he fell back into that artificial realm of imaginary greatness, and again--as a horse walking a treadmill thinks it is doing something for itself--he submissively fulfilled the cruel, sad, gloomy, and inhuman role predestined for him.
Crowds of men of various arms, wounded and unwounded, with frightened faces, dragged themselves back to Mozhaysk from the one army and back to Valuevo from the other.
The men, women, and children of the large peasant family crowded into the back room across the passage.
That is the question on which I want your opinion, and he sank back in his chair.
Pierre turned away with repugnance, and closing his eyes quickly fell back on the carriage seat.
If they're sent out and brought back again later on it will do no harm, but as things are now one can't answer for anything.
Pierre dressed hurriedly and, instead of going to see them, went to the back porch and out through the gate.
She tried to get Nicholas back and wished to go herself to join Petya, or to get him an appointment somewhere in Petersburg, but neither of these proved possible.
She was roused from her reverie by the talk of the maids in the next room (which was theirs) and by the sound of their hurried footsteps going to the back porch.
"Here is our commanding officer... ask him," and he pointed to a stout major who was walking back along the street past the row of carts.
With a slight inclination of her head, Natasha stepped back quickly to Mavra Kuzminichna, who stood talking compassionately to the officer.
The old count, suddenly setting to work, kept passing from the yard to the house and back again, shouting confused instructions to the hurrying people, and flurrying them still more.
"I won't!" cried Natasha, with one hand holding back the hair that hung over her perspiring face, while with the other she pressed down the carpets.
Occasionally she leaned out of the carriage window and looked back and then forward at the long train of wounded in front of them.
From the landing where Pierre stood there was a second staircase leading to the back entrance.
While the troops, dividing into two parts when passing around the Kremlin, were thronging the Moskva and the Stone bridges, a great many soldiers, taking advantage of the stoppage and congestion, turned back from the bridges and slipped stealthily and silently past the church of Vasili the Beatified and under the Borovitski gate, back up the hill to the Red Square where some instinct told them they could easily take things not belonging to them.
And as soon as the officer let go of the gate handle she turned and, hurrying away on her old legs, went through the back yard to the servants' quarters.
The tall lad, standing in the porch, turned his bleared eyes from the publican to the smith and back again as if considering whom he ought to fight now.
I will come back to dinner, and we'll set to work.
In particular, the words "I will come back to dinner," evidently displeased both reader and audience.
"Is my carriage ready?" asked Rostopchin, stepping back from the window.
And the count stepped as briskly back into the room and slammed the door behind him.
Only among the back rows of the people, who were all pressing toward the one spot, could sighs, groans, and the shuffling of feet be heard.
To keep one another back, to breathe in that stifling atmosphere, to be unable to stir, and to await something unknown, uncomprehended, and terrible, was becoming unbearable.
Those standing in front, who had seen and heard what had taken place before them, all stood with wide-open eyes and mouths, straining with all their strength, and held back the crowd that was pushing behind them.
The crowd shrank back from it.
At the moment when Vereshchagin fell and the crowd closed in with savage yells and swayed about him, Rostopchin suddenly turned pale and, instead of going to the back entrance where his carriage awaited him, went with hurried steps and bent head, not knowing where and why, along the passage leading to the rooms on the ground floor.
At the back entrance stood his caleche.
A general who was standing by the guns shouted some words of command to the officer, and the latter ran back again with his men.
Three times we reached the guns and three times we were thrown back like cardboard figures.
The captain was so naively and good-humoredly gay, so real, and so pleased with himself that Pierre almost winked back as he looked merrily at him.
The countess went up to her daughter and touched her head with the back of her hand as she was wont to do when Natasha was ill, then touched her forehead with her lips as if to feel whether she was feverish, and finally kissed her.
Prince Andrew wished to return to that former world of pure thought, but he could not, and delirium drew him back into its domain.
Pierre felt as if he had come back to life after a heavy swoon.
Pierre turned back, giving a spring now and then to keep up with her.
There! shouted the Frenchman at the window, pointing to the garden at the back of the house.
We must be human, we are all mortal you know! and the Frenchman with the spot on his cheek ran back to his comrades.
It was now, however, impossible to get back the way he had come; the maid, Aniska, was no longer there, and Pierre with a feeling of pity and disgust pressed the wet, painfully sobbing child to himself as tenderly as he could and ran with her through the garden seeking another way out.
Having run through different yards and side streets, Pierre got back with his little burden to the Gruzinski garden at the corner of the Povarskoy.
"Give her back to them, give her back!" he almost shouted, putting the child, who began screaming, on the ground, and again looking at the Frenchman and the Armenian family.
Having stood there a few moments, he strode back to Michaud and pressed his arm below the elbow with a vigorous movement.
Not noticing the monk, who had risen to greet her and was drawing back the wide sleeve on his right arm, she went up to Sonya and took her hand.
Sonya suddenly almost screamed, catching her companion's arm and stepping back from the door.
But before he had decided what to do, Davout raised his head, pushed his spectacles back on his forehead, screwed up his eyes, and looked intently at him.
But where they were to take him Pierre did not know: back to the coach house or to the place of execution his companions had pointed out to him as they crossed the Virgin's Field.
One crossed himself continually, the other scratched his back and made a movement of the lips resembling a smile.
When they began to blindfold him he himself adjusted the knot which hurt the back of his head; then when they propped him against the bloodstained post, he leaned back and, not being comfortable in that position, straightened himself, adjusted his feet, and leaned back again more comfortably.
Pierre was taken back to his place, and the rows of troops on both sides of the post made a half turn and went past it at a measured pace.
The twenty-four sharpshooters with discharged muskets, standing in the center of the circle, ran back to their places as the companies passed by.
This one, a young soldier, his face deadly pale, his shako pushed back, and his musket resting on the ground, still stood near the pit at the spot from which he had fired.
He swayed like a drunken man, taking some steps forward and back to save himself from falling.
He pressed her hand and released it, and she went back to the candle and sat down again in her former position.
He seized the door, making a final effort to hold it back--to lock it was no longer possible--but his efforts were weak and clumsy and the door, pushed from behind by that terror, opened and closed again.
"They can still be called back," said one of his suite, who like Count Orlov felt distrustful of the adventure when he looked at the enemy's camp.
"Fetch them back, fetch them back!" said Count Orlov with sudden determination, looking at his watch.
With regard to religion, Napoleon ordered the priests to be brought back and services to be again performed in the churches.
(2) Such supplies will be bought from them at such prices as seller and buyer may agree on, and if a seller is unable to obtain a fair price he will be free to take his goods back to his village and no one may hinder him under any pretense.
Very often a wounded animal, hearing a rustle, rushes straight at the hunter's gun, runs forward and back again, and hastens its own end.
The rustle of the battle of Tarutino frightened the beast, and it rushed forward onto the hunter's gun, reached him, turned back, and finally--like any wild beast--ran back along the most disadvantageous and dangerous path, where the old scent was familiar.
Now it would roll on its back, yelping with delight, now bask in the sun with a thoughtful air of importance, and now frolic about playing with a chip of wood or a straw.
And handing back the odd bits he turned and went out.
"But they'll make grand leg bands, dear friend," he said, and went back into the shed.
Pierre turned back, not to his companions by the campfire, but to an unharnessed cart where there was nobody.
To the left of the road between Mikulino and Shamshevo there were large forests, extending in some places up to the road itself though in others a mile or more back from it.
Through these forests Denisov and his party rode all day, sometimes keeping well back in them and sometimes coming to the very edge, but never losing sight of the moving French.
Like his horse, which turned its head and laid its ears back, he shrank from the driving rain and gazed anxiously before him.
The men sat huddled up trying not to stir, so as to warm the water that had trickled to their bodies and not admit the fresh cold water that was leaking in under their seats, their knees, and at the back of their necks.
At night he would go out for booty and always brought back French clothing and weapons, and when told to would bring in French captives also.
Tikhon scratched his back with one hand and his head with the other, then suddenly his whole face expanded into a beaming, foolish grin, disclosing a gap where he had lost a tooth (that was why he was called Shcherbaty--the gap-toothed).
Petya clenched his teeth and looked around, throwing back his head and flourishing his arms.
Would you like some?... and Petya ran out into the passage to his Cossack and brought back some bags which contained about five pounds of raisins.
Coming out onto the road Dolokhov did not ride back across the open country, but through the village.
Having reached the valley, Denisov looked back and nodded to a Cossack beside him.
Pierre went up to the fire, ate some roast horseflesh, lay down with his back to the fire, and immediately fell asleep.
There he is lying back in an armchair in his velvet cloak, leaning his head on his thin pale hand.
Fetch some more wood! shouted a red-haired and red-faced man, screwing up his eyes and blinking because of the smoke but not moving back from the fire.
You warm your back and your belly gets frozen.
He called on Count Rostopchin and on some acquaintances who were back in Moscow, and he intended to leave for Petersburg two days later.
Princess Mary, frowning in her effort to hold back her tears, sat beside Natasha, and heard for the first time the story of those last days of her brother's and Natasha's love.
The footmen drew back the chairs and pushed them up again.
The invaders flee, turn back, flee again, and all the chances are now not for Napoleon but always against him.
In another three years, by 1820, he had so managed his affairs that he was able to buy a small estate adjoining Bald Hills and was negotiating to buy back Otradnoe--that being his pet dream.
Pierre had gone to Petersburg on business of his own for three weeks as he said, but had remained there nearly seven weeks and was expected back every minute.
When her husband took his place she concluded, from the rapid manner in which after taking up his table napkin he pushed back the tumbler and wineglass standing before him, that he was out of humor, as was sometimes the case when he came in to dinner straight from the farm--especially before the soup.
Countess Mary moved away from the door and took the boy back to the nursery.
The grown-up members of the family, not to mention his wife, were pleased to have back a friend whose presence made life run more smoothly and peacefully.
But best of all you have brought yourself back--for I never saw anything like it, you ought to give your wife a scolding!
Once or twice Pierre was carried away and began to speak of these things, but Nicholas and Natasha always brought him back to the health of Prince Ivan and Countess Mary Alexeevna.
Well, and what harm is there in that? and she rose (everybody else got up too) and with a severe expression sailed back to her table in the sitting room.
"You know, Mary, today Elias Mitrofanych" (this was his overseer) "came back from the Tambov estate and told me they are already offering eighty thousand rubles for the forest."
"No," answered Nicholas, and lay back on his pillow.
The man who explains the movement of the locomotive by the smoke that is carried back has noticed that the wheels do not supply an explanation and has taken the first sign that occurs to him and in his turn has offered that as an explanation.
The farther I go back in memory, or what is the same thing the farther I go forward in my judgment, the more doubtful becomes my belief in the freedom of my action.
The farther back in history the object of our observation lies, the more doubtful does the free will of those concerned in the event become and the more manifest the law of inevitability.
A few minutes later his deep voice drifted back down the hall as he discussed something with her.
Her dark shining hair was pulled back loosely with bejeweled combs and hung in loose curls down her back.
Carmen accepted the hug and stepped back, startled to silence.
We are back to that?
Alex turned back to her.
Tomorrow Uncle Henry and I must start back for Kansas.
"Now let us go back to the city," suggested the Wizard.
So they politely bade him good day, and went back to the outer cavern to resume their journey.
Folks don't fall into the middle of the earth and then get back again to tell of their adventures--not in real life.
But although the Munchkin was hardly tall enough to come to Zeb's shoulder he was so strong and clever that he laid the boy three times on his back with apparent ease.
Soon, with the gun in one hand, he crept back into the cave.
The lad jumped awkwardly back into the room, tripping over his spurs.
His gaze shifted back to Alex.
He reached her and turned, walking beside her as they started back up the hill to the house.