Many years before you came here this Land was united under one Ruler, as it is now, and the Ruler's name was always 'Oz,' which means in our language 'Great and Good'; or, if the Ruler happened to be a woman, her name was always 'Ozma.'
As the nation grew, so did what came to be called the American Dream.
I came, I saw, I conquered, as the first baby in the family always does.
One day word came that a savage wolf had been seen in the forest.
The nearest that I came to actual possession was when I bought the Hollowell place, and had begun to sort my seeds, and collected materials with which to make a wheelbarrow to carry it on or off with; but before the owner gave me a deed of it, his wife--every man has such a wife--changed her mind and wished to keep it, and he offered me ten dollars to release him.
He glanced up and smiled when she came in, his gaze drifting from her to the door.
Soon he came to a wilder place.
Then another shoe came off.
A strange odour came up from the earth.
Pierre reaching the house first went into Prince Andrew's study like one quite at home, and from habit immediately lay down on the sofa, took from the shelf the first book that came to his hand (it was Caesar's Commentaries), and resting on his elbow, began reading it in the middle.
I have never felt lonesome, or in the least oppressed by a sense of solitude, but once, and that was a few weeks after I came to the woods, when, for an hour, I doubted if the near neighborhood of man was not essential to a serene and healthy life.
The princess came in.
The countess herself and her handsome eldest daughter were in the drawing-room with the visitors who came to congratulate, and who constantly succeeded one another in relays.
It opened and Nicholas came in.
Jonathan came in as Carmen was setting the table.
The answer came swiftly - because she no longer thought of him as adopted.
Maybe he was thinking about what his father would say or do when he came in.
He came up behind her and took the coffee cup from her hands, sitting it on the table.
In business transactions Alex was frugal with his money, but when it came to his family, he was generous.
From there the horse dashed in and out of the poles and came to a stop on his haunches.
Jonathan came into the room, fully dressed.
I lost track of time until Alex came along and revived my interest in the ranch.
He stopped thinking about the past and his gaze seemed to come to the present.
"I didn't know about any of this until we came down here for a visit," she defended.
Morino came in after Tessa left and Señor Medena left.
A touch of humor came into his eyes.
When Alex came home that evening, Jonathan was in his room painting and Destiny was topping off her nap.
His troubled gaze came back to her face, pacing from her eyes to her lips.
The tears came without warning.
His gaze came back to her, reflective.
That's where my part came from.
Everything came about fortuitously.
Barclay donned his sash and came out to meet and report to his senior officer Bagration.
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.
In his first letter which came soon after he had left home, Prince Andrew had dutifully asked his father's forgiveness for what he had allowed himself to say and begged to be restored to his favor.
He wished to sleep, but he knew he would not be able to and that most depressing thoughts came to him in bed.
There it is again, do you hear? said he, pointing in the direction whence came the sounds of firing.
Alpatych moved forward and next time the official came out addressed him, one hand placed in the breast of his buttoned coat, and handed him two letters.
Eager, frightened, helpless glances were turned on Alpatych when he came out of the Governor's room.
From the host's room came the sounds of a child crying, the despairing sobs of a woman, and the hoarse angry shouting of Ferapontov.
Ferapontov came out after her, but on seeing Alpatych adjusted his waistcoat, smoothed his hair, yawned, and followed Alpatych into the opposite room.
From different sides came whistling sounds and the thud of cannon balls and bursting shells falling on the town.