Several of them ran into Ferapontov's yard before Alpatych's eyes.
"The criminal who now sits before the court licking her paws," resumed the Woggle-Bug, "has long desired to unlawfully eat the fat piglet, which was no bigger than a mouse.
Would she ever reach the point that she felt comfortable about spending the money he had earned before they met?
On moving to the drawing room he handed the letter to Princess Mary and, spreading out before him the plan of the new building and fixing his eyes upon it, told her to read the letter aloud.
Carmen mentally counted to ten before responding.
Let's pick her while we have the chance, before the man with the star comes back.
They knew that they were helpless before so strong an enemy.
After this experience it was a long time before I climbed another tree.
Destiny probably wouldn't wake before they returned, and even if she did, Señor Medena would keep her occupied.
This appeared so unexpectedly that they were unprepared to take advantage of it at first, and allowed the rocky wall to swing around again before they had decided to pass over.
"Your Royal Highness and Fellow Citizens," he began; "the small cat you see a prisoner before you is accused of the crime of first murdering and then eating our esteemed Ruler's fat piglet--or else first eating and then murdering it.
They were so astonished that they fell upon their knees before the king and confessed their crime.
When it stormed before my bread was baked, I fixed a few boards over the fire, and sat under them to watch my loaf, and passed some pleasant hours in that way.
He glanced at his watch and swallowed before answering.
The day before they were scheduled to leave, Alex came home from work and asked to see the tickets.
Maybe he was thinking about Alexia, but that was still on their land, in the old house before it was renovated.
It was almost as if he were shutting Felipa off before she could reveal something.
The man had taken a step or two across the glass roof before he noticed the presence of the strangers; but then he stopped abruptly.
Before the half hour was ended he had written a very neat composition on his slate.
It ran into a narrow cleft which he had not seen before, and then through a long, dark passage which was barely large enough for a man's body.
The next morning the caliph called ten of his officers before him.
My earliest distinct recollection of my father is making my way through great drifts of newspapers to his side and finding him alone, holding a sheet of paper before his face.
This was before I knew many words.
But scarcely had Pierre uttered these words before he was attacked from three sides.
Adraksin was in uniform, and whether as a result of the uniform or from some other cause Pierre saw before him quite a different man.
As became known later, he had scarcely begun to address the merchants before tears gushed from his eyes and he concluded in a trembling voice.
In fact, if she confronted him now and then, he might be more inclined to volunteer information before she found out about it.
It would seem that I made it according to the recipe which Marcus Porcius Cato gave about two centuries before Christ.
Stout, about the average height, broad, with huge red hands; he did not know, as the saying is, how to enter a drawing room and still less how to leave one; that is, how to say something particularly agreeable before going away.
Before the ices, champagne was served round.
Lorrain, pursing up his lips, waved a severely negative finger before his nose.
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.
"Always thoughts... about you... thoughts..." he then uttered much more clearly than he had done before, now that he was sure of being understood.
He was still lying on the bed as before, but the stern expression of his quiet face made Princess Mary stop short on the threshold.
One instance, which had occurred some twenty years before, was a movement among the peasants to emigrate to some unknown "warm rivers."
(This was before his talk with Dron.)
The demands of life, which had seemed to her annihilated by her father's death, all at once rose before her with a new, previously unknown force and took possession of her.
All that is mine is yours, she concluded, scanning the faces before her.
And she recalled in all its detail the night at Bald Hills before he had the last stroke, when with a foreboding of disaster she had remained at home against his will.
She now saw his face before her.
This question suddenly presented itself to her, and in answer she saw him before her with the expression that was on his face as he lay in his coffin with his chin bound up with a white handkerchief.
For the last three days Bogucharovo had lain between the two hostile armies, so that it was as easy for the Russian rearguard to get to it as for the French vanguard; Rostov, as a careful squadron commander, wished to take such provisions as remained at Bogucharovo before the French could get them.