"But how can you get down?" enquired the girl, wonderingly.
Anatole turned to the Englishman and taking him by one of the buttons of his coat and looking down at him--the Englishman was short--began repeating the terms of the wager to him in English.
"No they won't," said the voice of the kitten, and Eureka herself crawled over the edge of the platform and sat down quietly upon the floor.
He got down from his horse and very gently took the little ones up in his big warm hands.
As he began slipping down, his head and arm wavered still more with the strain.
Then the line was let down again for Zeb to climb up by.
Jim was in the act of plunging down the path to escape when the Sawhorse cried out:
These he put down beside him--not letting anyone read them at dinner.
They'll die down there in the grass, said the third lawyer, whose name I forget.
I can see plenty of nice gardens and fields down below us, at the edge of this city.
Some of the Mangaboos fell down and had to be dragged from the fire, and all were so withered that it would be necessary to plant them at once.
Here were more of the vegetable people with thorns, and silently they urged the now frightened creatures down the street.
"Stop, I command you!" cried the Wizard, in an angry tone, and at once began pulling down the rocks to liberate Jim and the piglets.
That made an extraordinary long hole, as you may imagine, and reached far down into the earth; and, as I leaned over it to try to see to the bottom, I lost my balance and tumbled in.
"Suppose we escape down the stairs, too," suggested the boy.
No; she just dug her claws into the wood and climbed down the sides of this house to the ground.
"She couldn't climb DOWN, Jim," said Dorothy.
"To 'climb down' is sometimes used as a figure of speech," remarked the Wizard.
"Well, this was a figure of a cat," said Jim, "and she WENT down, anyhow, whether she climbed or crept."
Eureka clung with her claws to the wooden side of the house and let herself down easily.
Taken altogether, it was a dreadfully long name to weigh down a poor innocent child, and one of the hardest lessons I ever learned was to remember my own name.
But the little girl gave the angry kitten such a severe cuff that it jumped down again without daring to scratch.
The brilliantly polished Tin Woodman marched next, at the head of the Royal Army of Oz which consisted of twenty-eight officers, from Generals down to Captains.
At first the piglet stuck in the neck of the vase and I thought I should get him, after all, but he wriggled himself through and fell down into the deep bottom part--and I suppose he's there yet.
When he returned the Princess looked down the narrow neck of the big ornament and discovered her lost piglet, just as Eureka had said she would.
They looked down, and at the bottom they saw some lambs huddled together among the rocks.
They could not see the speeding horse, but they heard the clatter of its hoofs far down the road, and they understood the cry, "Up! up! and defend yourselves!"
The mother sat down in the shade of a tree and began to read in a new book which she had bought the day before.
"We don't know," was the answer, "but we saw her tracks down there by the brook.
Putnam stooped down and looked in.
As they looked down the street they saw a horseman coming.
Their chairs made a scraping noise as the gentlemen who had conferred rose with apparent relief, and began walking up and down, arm in arm, to stretch their legs and converse in couples.
The assembled nobles all took off their uniforms and settled down again in their homes and clubs, and not without some groans gave orders to their stewards about the enrollment, feeling amazed themselves at what they had done.
But as soon as he had left the room the old prince, looking uneasily round, threw down his napkin and went himself.
The prince had a list of things to be bought in Smolensk and, walking up and down the room past Alpatych who stood by the door, he gave his instructions.
He paced up and down for a while and glanced at his notes.
He sat down, sank into thought, closed his eyes, and dozed off.
The prince again went to his bureau, glanced into it, fingered his papers, closed the bureau again, and sat down at the table to write to the governor.
Frowning with vexation at the effort necessary to divest himself of his coat and trousers, the prince undressed, sat down heavily on the bed, and appeared to be meditating as he looked contemptuously at his withered yellow legs.
His daughter placed chintz-covered down cushions for him to sit on and behind his back.
"You brute, you murderer!" screamed a thin, pale woman who, with a baby in her arms and her kerchief torn from her head, burst through the door at that moment and down the steps into the yard.
"What marvels!" she exclaimed, but hearing her master's voice she turned back, pulling down her tucked-up skirt.