She sat down on the bed and sighed again.
They sat down at the table.
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.
You may GO down, but you can only CLIMB up.
"But how can you get down?" enquired the girl, wonderingly.
He got down from his horse and very gently took the little ones up in his big warm hands.
He parked the truck in front of the house and headed down the hill.
"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.
I crouched down in the fork of the tree.
As he began slipping down, his head and arm wavered still more with the strain.
"We didn't ask to come down here; we fell," said Dorothy.
He took off his hat and held it upside down, shaking it briskly.
He saw them rolling down her cheeks.
Then the line was let down again for Zeb to climb up by.
They'll die down there in the grass, said the third lawyer, whose name I forget.
Sit down, and take your pen.
These he put down beside him--not letting anyone read them at dinner.
He paced up and down for a while and glanced at his notes.
"She couldn't climb DOWN, Jim," said Dorothy.
Jim was in the act of plunging down the path to escape when the Sawhorse cried out:
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.
Suddenly, towards evening, a band of robbers swooped down upon them.
In the future, the price of some things won't go down as much, if at all.
Then we will all go down together and Maria can get acquainted with her while you are measured for a dress.
I can see plenty of nice gardens and fields down below us, at the edge of this city.
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.
"Let's go down again!" he said, in his hoarse voice.
"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.
"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 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!"
As they looked down the street they saw a horseman coming.
The little chest that held his clothing had been carried down to the bank.
At one time he painted the picture of some fruit which was so real that the birds flew down and pecked at it.
Down with you, and clean those boots at once.
He called to one of his officers and bade him sit down and write a short order for him.
One day as he was walking among the trees the birds saw him and flew down to greet him.
"This is the last great day!" cried others; and they knelt down and waited.
So he sat down and wrote a wonderful story, which he called "The Adventures of Robinson Crusoe."
The king sat down by the fire, and the woman hurried to get things ready for supper.
The two young men got down their bows and arrows, and all were busy making plans for the next day.
He soon found a warm corner, and there he lay down, covering himself with the straw.
It must be written down so that people in other places and in other times may hear it read and sung.
The charcoal man sat down by the fire.
When Jenner did variolations on milkmaids who had had cowpox, they never came down with smallpox.
But surely a pan that warns you if your house is burning down or your food will kill you has to be worth $200 to you.
As I write this, it is down to 2 percent.
At present, they win hands down on "less expensive" and put in a decent showing on a couple more factors.
As noted previously, in the future much of what you do will leave a Digital Echo, a record of its occurrence, down to the very minutia of your life.
The ultimate goal, I submit, is not to optimize just meter by meter but what I call "grape by grape," down to each individual piece of flora and fauna.
A full-scale, no-holds-barred, nuclear-missiles-raining-down kind of world war would profoundly change the course of human history for all time.
Even in civilized corporate offices, professionals in business attire say their work tasks place them "down in the trenches" or that a certain "campaign" requires "guerrilla" marketing.
We have seen it most recently and most profoundly in the Arab Spring, where the motto we see again and again is Ash-sha'b yurid isqat an-nizam, or "The people want to bring down the regime."
The rafters creaked and strained, and the branches of the trees surrounding the house rattled and beat against the windows, as the winds rioted up and down the country.
Down these steep slopes we used to coast.
Plunging through drifts, leaping hollows, swooping down upon the lake, we would shoot across its gleaming surface to the opposite bank.
But I persisted, and an accident soon occurred which resulted in the breaking down of this great barrier--I heard the story of Ragnhild Kaata.
Discouragement and weariness cast me down frequently; but the next moment the thought that I should soon be at home and show my loved ones what I had accomplished, spurred me on, and I eagerly looked forward to their pleasure in my achievement.
I thought then that I was "making up a story," as children say, and I eagerly sat down to write it before the ideas should slip from me.
I sat down immediately and wrote to Mr. Vining, asking him to explain the signs.
Usually I jot down what I can remember of them when I get home.
I was permitted to spend a part of each day in the Institution library, and to wander from bookcase to bookcase, and take down whatever book my fingers lighted upon.
As we hastened through the long grass toward the hammock, the grasshoppers swarmed about us and fastened themselves on our clothes, and I remember that my teacher insisted upon picking them all off before we sat down, which seemed to me an unnecessary waste of time.
Down came the mainsail.
She can shut her eyes and bend her arms and sit down and stand up straight.
I am tired now and I do want to go down stairs.
Even when she did not fully understand words or ideas, she liked to set them down as though she did.
Father and Uncle Frank are down town.
Already she began to see quite plainly the little elves in their tall pointed hats, dancing down the dusky alleys, and peeping from between the bushes, and they seemed to come nearer and nearer; and she stretched her hands up towards the tree in which the doll sat and they laughed, and pointed their fingers at her.
It does great credit, not only to you, but to your instructors, who have so broken down the walls that seemed to shut you in that now your outlook seems more bright and cheerful than that of many seeing and hearing children.
In reading this letter about Niagara one should remember that Miss Keller knows distance and shape, and that the size of Niagara is within her experience after she has explored it, crossed the bridge and gone down in the elevator.
Dr. Bell gave her a down pillow, which she held against her to increase the vibrations.
We went down a hundred and twenty feet in an elevator that we might see the violent eddies and whirlpools in the deep gorge below the Falls.
Once, while we were out on the water, the sun went down over the rim of the earth, and threw a soft, rosy light over the White City, making it look more than ever like Dreamland....
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.
We missed the Cape Cod train Friday morning, and so we came down to Provincetown in the steamer Longfellow.
Some one balances the toboggan on the very crest of the hill, while we get on, and when we are ready, off we dash down the side of the hill in a headlong rush, and, leaping a projection, plunge into a snow-drift and go swimming far across the pond at a tremendous rate!...
They look down pityingly on the country-folk, who have never had an opportunity "to see the great world."
When she is walking up or down the hall or along the veranda, her hands go flying along beside her like a confusion of birds' wings.
She pointed down, meaning that the doll was downstairs.
Then Helen sat down by her and began to manipulate her claws.
I sent Helen away and sat down to think.
Then we sit down under a tree, or in the shade of a bush, and talk about it.
I can now tell her to go upstairs or down, out of doors or into the house, lock or unlock a door, take or bring objects, sit, stand, walk, run, lie, creep, roll, or climb.
I heard Helen screaming, and ran down to see what was the matter.
Finally Belle got up, shook herself, and was about to walk away, when Helen caught her by the neck and forced her to lie down again.
He put her answer down in his note book.
Miss Sullivan's second report brings the account down to October 1st, 1888.
She recognized that others used their lips; she "saw" her father reading a paper and when he laid it down she sat in his chair and held the paper before her face.
When she was stricken down with the illness which resulted in her loss of sight and hearing, at the age of nineteen months, she was learning to talk.
Still, for awhile, the frost fairies did not notice this strange occurrence, for they were down on the grass, so far below the tree-tops that the wonderful shower of treasure was a long time in reaching them; but at last one of them said, Hark!
Tantalus, too, great as he was above all mortals, went down to the kingdom of the dead, never to return.
At all events, I slipped down from the bed and nestled close to the fire which had not flickered out.
Nevertheless, we will not forget that some Egyptian wheat was handed down to us by a mummy.
We now no longer camp as for a night, but have settled down on earth and forgotten heaven.
There is actually no place in this village for a work of fine art, if any had come down to us, to stand, for our lives, our houses and streets, furnish no proper pedestal for it.
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.
To my astonishment I was informed on leaving college that I had studied navigation!--why, if I had taken one turn down the harbor I should have known more about it.
When the thirty centuries begin to look down on it, mankind begin to look up at it.
The laborer's day ends with the going down of the sun, and he is then free to devote himself to his chosen pursuit, independent of his labor; but his employer, who speculates from month to month, has no respite from one end of the year to the other.
I was in haste to buy it, before the proprietor finished getting out some rocks, cutting down the hollow apple trees, and grubbing up some young birches which had sprung up in the pasture, or, in short, had made any more of his improvements.
And every few years a new lot is laid down and run over; so that, if some have the pleasure of riding on a rail, others have the misfortune to be ridden upon.
Weather this danger and you are safe, for the rest of the way is down hill.
Near the end of May, the sand cherry (Cerasus pumila) adorned the sides of the path with its delicate flowers arranged in umbels cylindrically about its short stems, which last, in the fall, weighed down with good-sized and handsome cherries, fell over in wreaths like rays on every side.
In August, the large masses of berries, which, when in flower, had attracted many wild bees, gradually assumed their bright velvety crimson hue, and by their weight again bent down and broke the tender limbs.
Up comes the cotton, down goes the woven cloth; up comes the silk, down goes the woollen; up come the books, but down goes the wit that writes them.
Men frequently say to me, "I should think you would feel lonesome down there, and want to be nearer to folks, rainy and snowy days and nights especially."
I may be either the driftwood in the stream, or Indra in the sky looking down on it.
Such an exuberance of animal spirits had he that he sometimes tumbled down and rolled on the ground with laughter at anything which made him think and tickled him.
I saw an old man the other day, to my astonishment, making the holes with a hoe for the seventieth time at least, and not for himself to lie down in!
I had gone down to the woods for other purposes.
But, looking directly down into our waters from a boat, they are seen to be of very different colors.
Making another hole directly over it with an ice chisel which I had, and cutting down the longest birch which I could find in the neighborhood with my knife, I made a slip-noose, which I attached to its end, and, letting it down carefully, passed it over the knob of the handle, and drew it by a line along the birch, and so pulled the axe out again.
It is remarkable that we can look down on its surface.
The hills which form its shores are so steep, and the woods on them were then so high, that, as you looked down from the west end, it had the appearance of an amphitheatre for some land of sylvan spectacle.
Moreover, the waves, I suspect, do not so much construct as wear down a material which has already acquired consistency.
He sawed a channel in the ice toward the shore, and hauled it over and along and out on to the ice with oxen; but, before he had gone far in his work, he was surprised to find that it was wrong end upward, with the stumps of the branches pointing down, and the small end firmly fastened in the sandy bottom.
Having bathed, he sat down to re-create his intellectual man.
I would advise you to set in the spade down yonder among the ground-nuts, where you see the johnswort waving.
I watched a couple that were fast locked in each other's embraces, in a little sunny valley amid the chips, now at noonday prepared to fight till the sun went down, or life went out.
Farther down the hill, on the left, on the old road in the woods, are marks of some homestead of the Stratton family; whose orchard once covered all the slope of Brister's Hill, but was long since killed out by pitch pines, excepting a few stumps, whose old roots furnish still the wild stocks of many a thrifty village tree.
He gazed into the cellar from all sides and points of view by turns, always lying down to it, as if there was some treasure, which he remembered, concealed between the stones, where there was absolutely nothing but a heap of bricks and ashes.
I had read of the potter's clay and wheel in Scripture, but it had never occurred to me that the pots we use were not such as had come down unbroken from those days, or grown on trees like gourds somewhere, and I was pleased to hear that so fictile an art was ever practiced in my neighborhood.
Before his house was pulled down, when his comrades avoided it as "an unlucky castle," I visited it.
When the farmers could not get to the woods and swamps with their teams, and were obliged to cut down the shade trees before their houses, and, when the crust was harder, cut off the trees in the swamps, ten feet from the ground, as it appeared the next spring.
Usually the red squirrel (Sciurus Hudsonius) waked me in the dawn, coursing over the roof and up and down the sides of the house, as if sent out of the woods for this purpose.
Whichever side you walk in the woods the partridge bursts away on whirring wings, jarring the snow from the dry leaves and twigs on high, which comes sifting down in the sunbeams like golden dust, for this brave bird is not to be scared by winter.
Early in the morning, while all things are crisp with frost, men come with fishing-reels and slender lunch, and let down their fine lines through the snowy field to take pickerel and perch; wild men, who instinctively follow other fashions and trust other authorities than their townsmen, and by their goings and comings stitch towns together in parts where else they would be ripped.
He would perhaps have placed alder branches over the narrow holes in the ice, which were four or five rods apart and an equal distance from the shore, and having fastened the end of the line to a stick to prevent its being pulled through, have passed the slack line over a twig of the alder, a foot or more above the ice, and tied a dry oak leaf to it, which, being pulled down, would show when he had a bite.
So high as heaved the tumid hills, so low Down sunk a hollow bottom broad and deep, Capacious bed of waters.
When the frost comes out in the spring, and even in a thawing day in the winter, the sand begins to flow down the slopes like lava, sometimes bursting out through the snow and overflowing it where no sand was to be seen before.
As it flows it takes the forms of sappy leaves or vines, making heaps of pulpy sprays a foot or more in depth, and resembling, as you look down on them, the laciniated, lobed, and imbricated thalluses of some lichens; or you are reminded of coral, of leopard's paws or birds' feet, of brains or lungs or bowels, and excrements of all kinds.
So our human life but dies down to its root, and still puts forth its green blade to eternity.
Prince Andrew, who had evidently wished to tone down the awkwardness of Pierre's remarks, rose and made a sign to his wife that it was time to go.
"How is it," she began, as usual in French, settling down briskly and fussily in the easy chair, "how is it Annette never got married?
And all you have of hope and strength merely weighs you down and torments you with regret.
Oh! he muttered, looking down from the window at the stones of the pavement.
She grew confused, glanced round, and, seeing the doll she had thrown down on one of the tubs, picked it up.
Well, then, come here, said she, and went further in among the plants and threw down the doll.
"How funny you are!" he said, bending down to her and blushing still more, but he waited and did nothing.
Then she slipped down among the flowerpots on the other side of the tubs and stood, hanging her head.
The mother smoothed the folds of her dyed silk dress before a large Venetian mirror in the wall, and in her trodden-down shoes briskly ascended the carpeted stairs.
A footman conducted Boris down one flight of stairs and up another, to Pierre's rooms.
She drew her wool down through the canvas and, scarcely able to refrain from laughing, stooped as if trying to make out the pattern.
"No, but I say," said Pierre, calming down, "you are a wonderful fellow!
After he had gone Pierre continued pacing up and down the room for a long time, no longer piercing an imaginary foe with his imaginary sword, but smiling at the remembrance of that pleasant, intelligent, and resolute young man.
He sat down by his wife, his elbows on his knees and his hands ruffling his gray hair.
The latter understood that she was being asked to entertain this young man, and sitting down beside him she began to speak about his father; but he answered her, as he had the countess, only in monosyllables.
The footmen began moving about, chairs scraped, the band struck up in the gallery, and the guests settled down in their places.
Midway down the long table on one side sat the grownup young people: Vera beside Berg, and Pierre beside Boris; and on the other side, the children, tutors, and governesses.
*(2) That suits us down to the ground.
Sonya trembled all over and blushed to her ears and behind them and down to her neck and shoulders while Nicholas was speaking.
"It's all about the war," the count shouted down the table.
The little kitten brightened, its eyes shone, and it seemed ready to lift its tail, jump down on its soft paws, and begin playing with the ball of worsted as a kitten should.
While the couples were arranging themselves and the musicians tuning up, Pierre sat down with his little partner.
Her enormous figure stood erect, her powerful arms hanging down (she had handed her reticule to the countess), and only her stern but handsome face really joined in the dance.
When the Military Governor had gone, Prince Vasili sat down all alone on a chair in the ballroom, crossing one leg high over the other, leaning his elbow on his knee and covering his face with his hand.
After sitting so for a while he rose, and, looking about him with frightened eyes, went with unusually hurried steps down the long corridor leading to the back of the house, to the room of the eldest princess.
The second princess had just come from the sickroom with her eyes red from weeping and sat down beside Dr. Lorrain, who was sitting in a graceful pose under a portrait of Catherine, leaning his elbow on a table.
Well, sit down: let's have a talk.
"I thought perhaps something had happened," she said with her unchanging stonily severe expression; and, sitting down opposite the prince, she prepared to listen.
While he was getting down from the carriage steps two men, who looked like tradespeople, ran hurriedly from the entrance and hid in the shadow of the wall.
Pierre obediently sat down, his eyes asking if he were doing right.
"Well now, isn't she a fool!" shouted the prince, pushing the book aside and turning sharply away; but rising immediately, he paced up and down, lightly touched his daughter's hair and sat down again.
She sat down at her writing table, on which stood miniature portraits and which was littered with books and papers.
She put down the geometry book and eagerly broke the seal of her letter.
Sit down and talk.
What about Austria? said he, rising from his chair and pacing up and down the room followed by Tikhon, who ran after him, handing him different articles of clothing.
Sit down, Michael Ianovich!
What a treasure of a wife you have, said she, sitting down on the sofa, facing her brother.
She kissed him on the forehead and sat down again on the sofa.
The old man continued to fold and seal his letter, snatching up and throwing down the wax, the seal, and the paper, with his accustomed rapidity.
The general looked the captain up and down as he came up panting, slackening his pace as he approached.
That's just like you young men, said the regimental commander cooling down a little.
And the commander, turning to look at the adjutant, directed his jerky steps down the line.
The general became silent, angrily pulling down his tight scarf.
Kutuzov and the Austrian general were talking in low voices and Kutuzov smiled slightly as treading heavily he stepped down from the carriage just as if those two thousand men breathlessly gazing at him and the regimental commander did not exist.
Zherkov touched his horse with the spurs; it pranced excitedly from foot to foot uncertain with which to start, then settled down, galloped past the company, and overtook the carriage, still keeping time to the song.
And believe me on my honour that to me personally it would be a pleasure to hand over the supreme command of the army into the hands of a better informed and more skillful general--of whom Austria has so many--and to lay down all this heavy responsibility.
Also, as we are masters of Ulm, we cannot be deprived of the advantage of commanding both sides of the Danube, so that should the enemy not cross the Lech, we can cross the Danube, throw ourselves on his line of communications, recross the river lower down, and frustrate his intention should he try to direct his whole force against our faithful ally.
The unknown general looked disdainfully down at Kozlovski, who was rather short, as if surprised that anyone should not know him.
"Walk him up and down, my dear fellow," he continued, with that gay brotherly cordiality which goodhearted young people show to everyone when they are happy.
Mind, walk him up and down well!
He wore an unfastened cloak, wide breeches hanging down in creases, and a crumpled shako on the back of his head.
"Wetched!" he muttered, throwing down a purse with some gold in it.
You're always like that; you thwow a thing down anywhere and forget it.
"Yes," said Rostov as if it cost him a great deal to utter the word; and he sat down at the nearest table.
Down below, the little town could be seen with its white, red-roofed houses, its cathedral, and its bridge, on both sides of which streamed jostling masses of Russian troops.
"I'll really call in on the nuns," he said to the officers who watched him smilingly, and he rode off by the winding path down the hill.
Looking down over the rails Prince Nesvitski saw the rapid, noisy little waves of the Enns, which rippling and eddying round the piles of the bridge chased each other along.
Sometimes through the monotonous waves of men, like a fleck of white foam on the waves of the Enns, an officer, in a cloak and with a type of face different from that of the men, squeezed his way along; sometimes like a chip of wood whirling in the river, an hussar on foot, an orderly, or a townsman was carried through the waves of infantry; and sometimes like a log floating down the river, an officers' or company's baggage wagon, piled high, leather covered, and hemmed in on all sides, moved across the bridge.
Looking down at the waters of the Enns under the bridge, Nesvitski suddenly heard a sound new to him, of something swiftly approaching... something big, that splashed into the water.
A group of Cossack scouts retired down the hill at a trot.
After washing and dressing, Prince Andrew came into the diplomat's luxurious study and sat down to the dinner prepared for him.
Bilibin settled down comfortably beside the fire.
When Prince Andrew reached the room prepared for him and lay down in a clean shirt on the feather bed with its warmed and fragrant pillows, he felt that the battle of which he had brought tidings was far, far away from him.
He sat down beside Hippolyte and wrinkling his forehead began talking to him about politics.
All along the sides of the road fallen horses were to be seen, some flayed, some not, and broken-down carts beside which solitary soldiers sat waiting for something, and again soldiers straggling from their companies, crowds of whom set off to the neighboring villages, or returned from them dragging sheep, fowls, hay, and bulging sacks.
But sit down and have something to eat.
A stout major was pacing up and down the line, and regardless of the screams kept repeating:
Before the guns an artillery sentry was pacing up and down; he stood at attention when the officer arrived, but at a sign resumed his measured, monotonous pacing.
A small but distinctly visible enemy column was moving down the hill, probably to strengthen the front line.
Turning to his adjutant he ordered him to bring down the two battalions of the Sixth Chasseurs whom they had just passed.
All eyes fastened involuntarily on this French column advancing against them and winding down over the uneven ground.
The order was given to halt and down knapsacks.
And the excited, alien face of that man, his bayonet hanging down, holding his breath, and running so lightly, frightened Rostov.
Timokhin, armed only with a sword, had rushed at the enemy with such a desperate cry and such mad, drunken determination that, taken by surprise, the French had thrown down their muskets and run.
"Now then, Matvevna, dear old lady, don't let me down!" he was saying as he moved from the gun, when a strange, unfamiliar voice called above his head: "Captain Tushin!
"Why are they down on me?" thought Tushin, looking in alarm at his superior.
When having limbered up the only two cannon that remained uninjured out of the four, they began moving down the hill (one shattered gun and one unicorn were left behind), Prince Andrew rode up to Tushin.
The cannonade was dying down, but the rattle of musketry behind and on the right sounded oftener and nearer.
Sit down, dear fellow, sit down!
The firing died down and soldiers, talking eagerly, streamed out of a side street.
Captain Tushin, having given orders to his company, sent a soldier to find a dressing station or a doctor for the cadet, and sat down by a bonfire the soldiers had kindled on the road.
From all sides were heard the footsteps and talk of the infantry, who were walking, driving past, and settling down all around.
It was they, these soldiers--wounded and unwounded--it was they who were crushing, weighing down, and twisting the sinews and scorching the flesh of his sprained arm and shoulder.
The angry eldest princess, with the long waist and hair plastered down like a doll's, had come into Pierre's room after the funeral.
Prince Vasili was not having any supper: he went round the table in a merry mood, sitting down now by one, now by another, of the guests.
But then the expression of severity changed, and he drew Pierre's hand downwards, made him sit down, and smiled affectionately.
Prince Vasili passed by, seeming not to hear the ladies, and sat down on a sofa in a far corner of the room.
They'll be announcing that the gentlemen are in the drawing room and we shall have to go down, and you have not smartened yourself up at all!
When Princess Mary came down, Prince Vasili and his son were already in the drawing room, talking to the little princess and Mademoiselle Bourienne.
Prince Bolkonski sat down in his usual place in the corner of the sofa and, drawing up an armchair for Prince Vasili, pointed to it and began questioning him about political affairs and news.
And he sat down again, paying no more attention to his daughter, who was reduced to tears.
"Now the fun begins," thought Anatole, sitting down with a smile beside the old prince.
Mademoiselle Bourienne walked up and down the conservatory for a long time that evening, vainly expecting someone, now smiling at someone, now working herself up to tears with the imaginary words of her pauvre mere rebuking her for her fall.
Anna Mikhaylovna sat down beside him, with her own handkerchief wiped the tears from his eyes and from the letter, then having dried her own eyes she comforted the count, and decided that at dinner and till teatime she would prepare the countess, and after tea, with God's help, would inform her.
When she heard this Sonya blushed so that tears came into her eyes and, unable to bear the looks turned upon her, ran away into the dancing hall, whirled round it at full speed with her dress puffed out like a balloon, and, flushed and smiling, plumped down on the floor.
Another, the red, stout Nesvitski, lay on a bed with his arms under his head, laughing with an officer who had sat down beside him.
Prince Andrew did neither: a look of animosity appeared on his face and the other turned away and went down the side of the corridor.
Let's dwink to dwown our gwief! shouted Denisov, who had settled down by the roadside with a flask and some food.
Rostov saw how the Emperor's rather round shoulders shuddered as if a cold shiver had run down them, how his left foot began convulsively tapping the horse's side with the spur, and how the well-trained horse looked round unconcerned and did not stir.
He thought of her pregnancy and felt sorry for her and for himself, and in a nervously emotional and softened mood he went out of the hut in which he was billeted with Nesvitski and began to walk up and down before it.
In this way the action began for the first, second, and third columns, which had gone down into the valley.
The fog lay unbroken like a sea down below, but higher up at the village of Schlappanitz where Napoleon stood with his marshals around him, it was quite light.
The marshals, accompanied by adjutants, galloped off in different directions, and a few minutes later the chief forces of the French army moved rapidly toward those Pratzen Heights which were being more and more denuded by Russian troops moving down the valley to their left.
At eight o'clock Kutuzov rode to Pratzen at the head of the fourth column, Miloradovich's, the one that was to take the place of Przebyszewski's and Langeron's columns which had already gone down into the valley.
To the left down below in the mist, the musketry fire of unseen forces could be heard.
Down below, on the left, the firing became more distinct.
"Look, look!" said this adjutant, looking not at the troops in the distance, but down the hill before him.
He could see puffs of musketry smoke that seemed to chase one another down the hillsides, and clouds of cannon smoke rolling, spreading, and mingling with one another.
Przebyszewski and his corps had laid down their arms.
Natasha, after she had pulled him down toward her and covered his face with kisses, holding him tight by the skirt of his coat, sprang away and pranced up and down in one place like a goat and shrieked piercingly.
When the voices subsided, the footmen cleared away the broken glass and everybody sat down again, smiling at the noise they had made and exchanging remarks.
He lay down on the sofa meaning to fall asleep and forget all that had happened to him, but could not do so.
She waited till the valet had set down the coffee things and left the room.
She did not sit down but looked at him with a contemptuous smile, waiting for the valet to go.
Pierre wished to say something, looked at her with eyes whose strange expression she did not understand, and lay down again.
He flung down the slab, broke it, and swooping down on her with outstretched hands shouted, "Get out!" in such a terrible voice that the whole house heard it with horror.
"Ah, Princess Mary!" he said suddenly in an unnatural voice, throwing down his chisel.
The princess did not fall down or faint.
She forgot all fear of her father, went up to him, took his hand, and drawing him down put her arm round his thin, scraggy neck.
Princess Mary knelt down before her and hid her face in the folds of her sister-in-law's dress.
She did not venture to ask any questions, and shut the door again, now sitting down in her easy chair, now taking her prayer book, now kneeling before the icon stand.
The nurse lit the gilt candles before the icons and sat down by the door with her knitting.
The old prince, stepping on his heels, paced up and down his study and sent Tikhon to ask Mary Bogdanovna what news.--"Say only that 'the prince told me to ask,' and come and tell me her answer."
Princess Mary shuddered; her nurse, putting down the stocking she was knitting, went to the window and leaning out tried to catch the open casement.
Nicholas and Denisov were walking up and down, looking with kindly patronage at the dancers.
Denisov sat down by the old ladies and, leaning on his saber and beating time with his foot, told them something funny and kept them amused, while he watched the young people dancing, Iogel with Natasha, his pride and his best pupil, were the first couple.
Denisov, flushed after the mazurka and mopping himself with his handkerchief, sat down by Natasha and did not leave her for the rest of the evening.
Rostov sat down by his side and at first did not play.
He let the eight hundred remain and laid down a seven of hearts with a torn corner, which he had picked up from the floor.
He laid down the seven of hearts, on which with a broken bit of chalk he had written "800 rubles" in clear upright figures; he emptied the glass of warm champagne that was handed him, smiled at Dolokhov's words, and with a sinking heart, waiting for a seven to turn up, gazed at Dolokhov's hands which held the pack.
Those broad, reddish hands, with hairy wrists visible from under the shirt cuffs, laid down the pack and took up a glass and a pipe that were handed him.
Nicholas went to her, kissed her hand, and sitting down silently at her table began to watch her hands arranging the cards.
Nicholas began pacing up and down the room.
The old count cast down his eyes on hearing his son's words and began bustlingly searching for something.
Without undressing, he lay down on the leather sofa in front of a round table, put his big feet in their overboots on the table, and began to reflect.
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.
Pierre flushed and, hurriedly putting his legs down from the bed, bent forward toward the old man with a forced and timid smile.
Then he drew his face down, kissed him, and taking him by the hand led him forward.
His huge figure, with arms hanging down and with a puckered, though smiling face, moved after Willarski with uncertain, timid steps.
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.
Two of the brothers led Pierre up to the altar, placed his feet at right angles, and bade him lie down, saying that he must prostrate himself at the Gates of the Temple.
All the Masons sat down in their places, and one of them read an exhortation on the necessity of humility.
He blinked, went red, got up and sat down again, struggling with himself to do what was for him the most difficult thing in life--to say an unpleasant thing to a man's face, to say what the other, whoever he might be, did not expect.
He was continually traveling through the three provinces entrusted to him, was pedantic in the fulfillment of his duties, severe to cruel with his subordinates, and went into everything down to the minutest details himself.
Prince Andrew winced and, clutching his head, went out and sat down on a sofa in the next room.
The Prussian generals pride themselves on being polite to the French and lay down their arms at the first demand.
They rose from the table and sat down in the entrance porch which served as a veranda.
The old woman, lowering her eyes but casting side glances at the newcomers, had turned her cup upside down and placed a nibbled bit of sugar beside it, and sat quietly in her armchair, though hoping to be offered another cup of tea.
So he was brought, quite blind, straight to her, and he goes up to her and falls down and says, 'Make me whole,' says he, 'and I'll give thee what the Tsar bestowed on me.'
Having once more entered into the definite conditions of this regimental life, Rostov felt the joy and relief a tired man feels on lying down to rest.
Despite their pale swollen faces and tattered uniforms, the hussars formed line for roll call, kept things in order, groomed their horses, polished their arms, brought in straw from the thatched roofs in place of fodder, and sat down to dine round the caldrons from which they rose up hungry, joking about their nasty food and their hunger.
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.
Rostov lay down again on his bed and thought complacently: "Let him fuss and bustle now, my job's done and I'm lying down--capitally!"
Who is it that's starving us? shouted Denisov, hitting the table with the fist of his newly bled arm so violently that the table nearly broke down and the tumblers on it jumped about.
Rostov looked at the young soldier and a cold chill ran down his back.
"Yes, wait a bit," said Denisov, glancing round at the officers, and taking his papers from under his pillow he went to the window, where he had an inkpot, and sat down to write.
He noted this down that same evening, among other facts he felt to be of historic importance.
But if you are tired, come and lie down in my room and have a rest.
Each time this happened Rostov felt uncomfortable and cast down his eyes.
"Well then, go, go, go..." said Rostov, and refusing supper and remaining alone in the little room, he walked up and down for a long time, hearing the lighthearted French conversation from the next room.
The gentlemen of the Emperor's suite ran down the stairs and went to their horses.
The general bowed his head respectfully, and the monarch mounted and rode down the street at a gallop.
The Preobrazhensk battalion, breaking rank, mingled with the French Guards and sat down at the tables prepared for them.
I feel like sitting down on my heels, putting my arms round my knees like this, straining tight, as tight as possible, and flying away!
In his soul there suddenly arose such an unexpected turmoil of youthful thoughts and hopes, contrary to the whole tenor of his life, that unable to explain his condition to himself he lay down and fell asleep at once.
Some walked thoughtfully up and down, others whispered and laughed.
"Sit down," said he.
On returning home in the evening he would jot down in his notebook four or five necessary calls or appointments for certain hours.
When he put his foot down it sank in.
I have just returned from my benefactor, and hasten to write down what I have experienced.
He received me graciously and made me sit down on the bed on which he lay.
Afterwards went and paced up and down the large hall.
After much effort I dragged myself up, so that my leg hung down on one side and my body on the other.
He lay down on the edge of it and I burned with longing to caress him and lie down too.
In Petersburg they were provincials, and the very people they had entertained in Moscow without inquiring to what set they belonged, here looked down on them.
Natasha sat down and, without joining in Boris' conversation with the countess, silently and minutely studied her childhood's suitor.
Natasha jumped on it, sank into the feather bed, rolled over to the wall, and began snuggling up the bedclothes as she settled down, raising her knees to her chin, kicking out and laughing almost inaudibly, now covering herself up head and all, and now peeping at her mother.
From the carriages emerged men wearing uniforms, stars, and ribbons, while ladies in satin and ermine cautiously descended the carriage steps which were let down for them with a clatter, and then walked hurriedly and noiselessly over the baize at the entrance.
Sonya sat down and Natasha pinned the ribbon on differently.
A young man, looking distraught, pounced down on the ladies, asking them to move aside.
She stood with her slender arms hanging down, her scarcely defined bosom rising and falling regularly, and with bated breath and glittering, frightened eyes gazed straight before her, evidently prepared for the height of joy or misery.
The Emperor looked smilingly down the room.
Having lit his candle he sat up in bed, then got up, then lay down again not at all troubled by his sleeplessness: his soul was as fresh and joyful as if he had stepped out of a stuffy room into God's own fresh air.
The general sat down by Count Ilya Rostov, who was next to himself the most important guest.
Pierre, as one of the principal guests, had to sit down to boston with Count Rostov, the general, and the colonel.
She was sitting by her sister at the tea table, and reluctantly, without looking at him, made some reply to Boris who sat down beside her.
Pierre went up to his friend and, asking whether they were talking secrets, sat down beside them.
"I... but no, I will talk to you later on," and with a strange light in his eyes and restlessness in his movements, Prince Andrew approached Natasha and sat down beside her.
Suddenly Pierre heaved a deep sigh and dumped his heavy person down on the sofa beside Prince Andrew.
What did I tell you? said Pierre suddenly, rising and beginning to pace up and down the room.
Things are nice as it is, she said to herself, and she began walking up and down the room, not stepping simply on the resounding parquet but treading with each step from the heel to the toe (she had on a new and favorite pair of shoes) and listening to the regular tap of the heel and creak of the toe as gladly as she had to the sounds of her own voice.
He kissed the countess' hand and Natasha's, and sat down beside the sofa.
He was talking to the countess, and Natasha sat down beside a little chess table with Sonya, thereby inviting Prince Andrew to come too.
Mitenka flew headlong down the six steps and ran away into the shrubbery.
The verdure had thickened and its bright green stood out sharply against the brownish strips of winter rye trodden down by the cattle, and against the pale-yellow stubble of the spring buckwheat.
Milka, a black-spotted, broad-haunched bitch with prominent black eyes, got up on seeing her master, stretched her hind legs, lay down like a hare, and then suddenly jumped up and licked him right on his nose and mustache.
He cast down his eyes and hurried out as if it were none of his business, careful as he went not to inflict any accidental injury on the young lady.
Two wise old dogs lay down unleashed.
Before the hunt, by old custom, the count had drunk a silver cupful of mulled brandy, taken a snack, and washed it down with half a bottle of his favorite Bordeaux.
He bent down his head and listened, shaking a warning finger at his master.
But here Nicholas only saw that something happened to Karay--the borzoi was suddenly on the wolf, and they rolled together down into a gully just in front of them.
Daniel rose a little, took a step, and with his whole weight, as if lying down to rest, fell on the wolf, seizing her by the ears.
The huntsmen assembled with their booty and their stories, and all came to look at the wolf, which, with her broad-browed head hanging down and the bitten stick between her jaws, gazed with great glassy eyes at this crowd of dogs and men surrounding her.
The borzois bore down on it....
"Rugay, here's a pad for you!" he said, throwing down the hare's muddy pad.
"Uncle" asked his visitors to sit down and make themselves at home, and then went out of the room.
Rugay, his back still muddy, came into the room and lay down on the sofa, cleaning himself with his tongue and teeth.
Natasha, Nicholas, and Petya took off their wraps and sat down on the sofa.
She went to the table, set down the tray, and with her plump white hands deftly took from it the bottles and various hors d'oeuvres and dishes and arranged them on the table.
He took the guitar a little above the fingerboard, arching his left elbow with a somewhat theatrical gesture, and, with a wink at Anisya Fedorovna, struck a single chord, pure and sonorous, and then quietly, smoothly, and confidently began playing in very slow time, not My Lady, but the well-known song: Came a maiden down the street.
"Don't dare to think about it," she said to herself, and sat down again smilingly beside "Uncle," begging him to play something more.
These were all their own people who had settled down in the house almost as members of the family, or persons who were, it seemed, obliged to live in the count's house.
She said she could lie down in her grave peacefully if that were accomplished.
"Sit down with me a little," said the countess.
Natasha sat down, listened to their talk with a serious and thoughtful air, and then got up again.
She rose, put down the guitar, and went to the drawing room.
Well, sit down by me.
She sat down at the table and listened to the conversation between the elders and Nicholas, who had also come to the table.
"May I join you?" said Dimmler who had come up quietly, and he sat down by them.
None of them, not even the middle-aged Dimmler, wanted to break off their conversation and quit that corner in the sitting room, but Natasha got up and Nicholas sat down at the clavichord.
Nicholas glanced round at Sonya, and bent down to see her face closer.
He comes in, just in the shape of a man, like an officer--comes in and sits down to table with her.
Then he jumped down and, his boots scrunching the snow, ran back to his sleigh.
"Sit down, Natasha; perhaps you'll see him," said Sonya.
You sit down now, Sonya.
Sonya sat down before the glasses, got the right position, and began looking.
Moscow society, from the old women down to the children, received Pierre like a long-expected guest whose place was always ready awaiting him.
After admitting the doctor, Princess Mary sat down with a book in the drawing room near the door through which she could hear all that passed in the study.
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 will be so kind, I'll fix a time and go down to the estate just for a day, and leave my lassies with you.
Natasha, smoothing her gown, went in with Sonya and sat down, scanning the brilliant tiers of boxes opposite.
Though the performance was proceeding, he walked deliberately down the carpeted gangway, his sword and spurs slightly jingling and his handsome perfumed head held high.
Then he took his place in the first row of the stalls and sat down beside Dolokhov, nudging with his elbow in a friendly and offhand way that Dolokhov whom others treated so fawningly.
They did not drag her away at once, but sang with her for a long time and then at last dragged her off, and behind the scenes something metallic was struck three times and everyone knelt down and sang a prayer.
The king waved his right arm and, evidently nervous, sang something badly and sat down on a crimson throne.
Kuragin asked her opinion of the performance and told her how at a previous performance Semenova had fallen down on the stage.
In the fourth act there was some sort of devil who sang waving his arm about, till the boards were withdrawn from under him and he disappeared down below.
Only after she had reached home was Natasha able clearly to think over what had happened to her, and suddenly remembering Prince Andrew she was horrified, and at tea to which all had sat down after the opera, she gave a loud exclamation, flushed, and ran out of the room.
The count decided not to sit down to cards or let his girls out of his sight and to get away as soon as Mademoiselle George's performance was over.
Anatole moved a chair for Natasha and was about to sit down beside her, but the count, who never lost sight of her, took the seat himself.
Anatole sat down behind her.
After breakfast, which was her best time, Marya Dmitrievna sat down in her armchair and called Natasha and the count to her.
After reading the letter Natasha sat down at the writing table to answer it.
Clutching her breast to keep herself from choking, Sonya, pale and trembling with fear and agitation, sat down in an armchair and burst into tears.
Dolokhov banged down the lid of his desk and turned to Anatole with an ironic smile:
But he liked them; liked that mad driving at twelve miles an hour, liked upsetting a driver or running down a pedestrian, and flying at full gallop through the Moscow streets.
"Yes, sit down!" said Dolokhov.
I couldn't hold them in, my hands grew numb in the sharp frost so that I threw down the reins--'Catch hold yourself, your excellency!' says I, and I just tumbled on the bottom of the sleigh and sprawled there.
"Go!" he cried, twisting the reins round his hands, and the troyka tore down the Nikitski Boulevard.
The young fellow on the box jumped down to hold the horses and Anatole and Dolokhov went along the pavement.
I shall die! she muttered, wrenching herself from Marya Dmitrievna's hands with a vicious effort and sinking down again into her former position.
She trembled all over and sat down on a chair.
Napoleon looked up and down the river, dismounted, and sat down on a log that lay on the bank.
In front of the group, on a black horse with trappings that glittered in the sun, rode a tall man with plumes in his hat and black hair curling down to his shoulders.
He dismounted, took Balashev's arm, and moving a few steps away from his suite, which waited respectfully, began to pace up and down with him, trying to speak significantly.
His short hair had evidently just been brushed, but one lock hung down in the middle of his broad forehead.
And he walked silently several times up and down the room, his fat shoulders twitching.
Napoleon sat down, toying with his Sevres coffee cup, and motioned Balashev to a chair beside him.
Prince Andrew, without replying, put him down from his knee and went out of the room.
One could see that he wished to pass through the rooms as quickly as possible, finish with the bows and greetings, and sit down to business in front of a map, where he would feel at home.
The principles laid down by me must be strictly adhered to, said he, drumming on the table with his bony fingers.
Rostov, smoking his pipe and turning his head about as the water trickled down his neck, listened inattentively, with an occasional glance at Ilyin, who was pressing close to him.
"No, gentlemen, you have had your sleep, but I have not slept for two nights," replied the doctor, and he sat down morosely beside his wife, waiting for the game to end.
When he had gone, taking his wife with him, and had settled down with her in their covered cart, the officers lay down in the tavern, covering themselves with their wet cloaks, but they did not sleep for a long time; now they exchanged remarks, recalling the doctor's uneasiness and his wife's delight, now they ran out into the porch and reported what was taking place in the covered trap.
That curly grass which always grows by country roadsides became clearly visible, still wet with the night's rain; the drooping branches of the birches, also wet, swayed in the wind and flung down bright drops of water to one side.
The squadron overtook and passed the infantry and the battery--which had also quickened their pace--rode down a hill, and passing through an empty and deserted village again ascended.
The countess, with a cheerful expression on her face, looked down at her nails and spat a little for luck as she returned to the drawing room.
Take me, take me! prayed Natasha, with impatient emotion in her heart, not crossing herself but letting her slender arms hang down as if expecting some invisible power at any moment to take her and deliver her from herself, from her regrets, desires, remorse, hopes, and sins.
The priest came out with his purple velvet biretta on his head, adjusted his hair, and knelt down with an effort.
Once when making such calculations he wrote down his own name in French, Comte Pierre Besouhoff, but the sum of the numbers did not come right.
Tears suddenly rose in her eyes, she turned away, lifted her music before her eyes, began singing again, and again began walking up and down the room.
Pierre walked up and down the drawing room, not listening to what Petya was saying.
Natasha entered with a softened and agitated expression of face and sat down looking silently at Pierre.
A tradesman's wife standing beside Petya sobbed, and the tears ran down her cheeks.
Seeing this the Emperor had a plateful of biscuits brought him and began throwing them down from the balcony.
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 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.
The flames now died down and were lost in the black smoke, now suddenly flared up again brightly, lighting up with strange distinctness the faces of the people crowding at the crossroads.
Seeing that his trap would not be able to move on for some time, Alpatych got down and turned into the side street to look at the fire.
The fire died down for a moment and wreaths of black smoke rolled from under the roof.
"Well then," continued Prince Andrew to Alpatych, "report to them as I have told you"; and not replying a word to Berg who was now mute beside him, he touched his horse and rode down the side street.
When they passed through a village they all rushed to the wells and fought for the water and drank it down to the mud.
I took down the name and rank of their commanding officer, to hand in a complaint about it.
Gently disengaging himself, the prince spurred his horse and rode down the avenue at a gallop.
The whole army bewails it and calls down curses upon him...
Princess Mary saw him walk out of the house in his uniform wearing all his orders and go down the garden to review his armed peasants and domestic serfs.
Princess Mary ran out to the porch, down the flower-bordered path, and into the avenue.
When she changed her position so that his left eye could see her face he calmed down, not taking his eyes off her for some seconds.
Princess Mary listened without understanding him; she led him to the house, offered him lunch, and sat down with him.
She returned to the garden and sat down on the grass at the foot of the slope by the pond, where no one could see her.
Many of them were punished, some sent to Siberia, many died of cold and hunger on the road, many returned of their own accord, and the movement died down of itself just as it had sprung up, without apparent reason.
Princess Mary walked up and down the room and stopped in front of him.
Pull down your houses and go into bondage!
From behind the door I heard how he lay down on his bed groaning and loudly exclaimed, 'My God!'
He stopped in the village at the priest's house in front of which stood the commander-in-chief's carriage, and he sat down on the bench at the gate awaiting his Serene Highness, as everyone now called Kutuzov.
Bolkonski made room for him on the bench and the lieutenant colonel sat down beside him.
He drew his left foot out of the stirrup and, lurching with his whole body and puckering his face with the effort, raised it with difficulty onto the saddle, leaned on his knee, groaned, and slipped down into the arms of the Cossacks and adjutants who stood ready to assist him.
He unbuttoned his coat and sat down on a bench in the porch.
Well, sit down, sit down here.
Muttering to herself, she sat down on a chair.
At the descent of the high steep hill, down which a winding road led out of the town past the cathedral on the right, where a service was being held and the bells were ringing, Pierre got out of his vehicle and proceeded on foot.
Behind him a cavalry regiment was coming down the hill preceded by its singers.
Will they set us down here or take us on to Moscow? he asked.
Below the village the road crossed the river by a bridge and, winding down and up, rose higher and higher to the village of Valuevo visible about four miles away, where Napoleon was then stationed.
You see down there where the rows of hay are lying in the hollow, there's the bridge.
"No, I've come on my own," answered Pierre, and he went down the hill again, passing the militiamen.
The hot rays of the sun beat down vertically and a fresh soft wind played with the hair of the bared heads and with the ribbons decorating the icon.
Then they rode downhill and uphill, across a ryefield trodden and beaten down as if by hail, following a track freshly made by the artillery over the furrows of the plowed land, and reached some fleches * which were still being dug.
A cold shiver ran down his spine.
He paced up and down a few times in silence, but his eyes glittered feverishly and his lips quivered as he began speaking.
On re-entering the shed Prince Andrew lay down on a rug, but he could not sleep.
Prince Andrew jumped up as if someone had burned him, and again began pacing up and down in front of the shed.
His eyes grew dim, he moved forward, glanced round at a chair (which seemed to place itself under him), and sat down on it before the portrait.
After giving these and other commands he returned to his tent, and the dispositions for the battle were written down from his dictation.
Telling the groom to follow him with the horses, Pierre went down the street to the knoll from which he had looked at the field of battle the day before.
He was looking through a field glass down the highroad before him.
Having received this order the general passed by Pierre on his way down the knoll.
Having reached the knoll, Pierre sat down at one end of a trench surrounding the battery and gazed at what was going on around him with an unconsciously happy smile.
When she comes spluttering down, out go your innards.
Pierre looked over the wall of the trench and was particularly struck by a pale young officer who, letting his sword hang down, was walking backwards and kept glancing uneasily around.
Suddenly something happened: the young officer gave a gasp and bending double sat down on the ground like a bird shot on the wing.
A cannon ball struck the very end of the earth work by which he was standing, crumbling down the earth; a black ball flashed before his eyes and at the same instant plumped into something.
Pierre ran down the slope.
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.
The prisoners were brought down from the battery and among them was a wounded French general, whom the officers surrounded.
Pierre ran down the slope once more.
He descended the knoll and began walking up and down before it.
But not only was it impossible to make out what was happening from where he was standing down below, or from the knoll above on which some of his generals had taken their stand, but even from the fleches themselves--in which by this time there were now Russian and now French soldiers, alternately or together, dead, wounded, alive, frightened, or maddened-- even at those fleches themselves it was impossible to make out what was taking place.
Napoleon shrugged his shoulders and continued to pace up and down without replying.
Sit down and write out the order of the day for tomorrow.
Prince Andrew, pale and gloomy like everyone in the regiment, paced up and down from the border of one patch to another, at the edge of the meadow beside an oatfield, with head bowed and arms behind his back.
A chill ran down his back.
"Lie down!" cried the adjutant, throwing himself flat on the ground.
The peasants went up and took him by his shoulders and legs, but he moaned piteously and, exchanging looks, they set him down again.
The peasants, adjusting the stretcher to their shoulders, started hurriedly along the path they had trodden down, to the dressing station.
Eh, Prince! said the trembling voice of Timokhin, who had run up and was looking down on the stretcher.
The horses were eating oats from their movable troughs and sparrows flew down and pecked the grains that fell.
On the nearest one sat a Tartar, probably a Cossack, judging by the uniform thrown down beside him.
The doctor bent down over the wound, felt it, and sighed deeply.
"Our fire is mowing them down by rows, but still they hold on," said the adjutant.
On the Poklonny Hill, four miles from the Dorogomilov gate of Moscow, Kutuzov got out of his carriage and sat down on a bench by the roadside.
Malasha looked down from the oven with shy delight at the faces, uniforms, and decorations of the generals, who one after another came into the room and sat down on the broad benches in the corner under the icons.
Ermolov, Kaysarov, and Toll, who had just arrived, sat down on this bench.
Bennigsen suddenly reddened and paced angrily up and down the room.
One day he took the countess to a Roman Catholic church, where she knelt down before the altar to which she was led.
Toward the end of the battle of Borodino, Pierre, having run down from Raevski's battery a second time, made his way through a gully to Knyazkovo with a crowd of soldiers, reached the dressing station, and seeing blood and hearing cries and groans hurried on, still entangled in the crowds of soldiers.
Having gone a couple of miles along the Mozhaysk road, Pierre sat down by the roadside.
In the middle of the night three soldiers, having brought some firewood, settled down near him and began lighting a fire.
Pierre sat down by the fire and began eating the mash, as they called the food in the cauldron, and he thought it more delicious than any food he had ever tasted.
Pierre went out into the yard and, covering himself up head and all, lay down in his carriage.
"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.
That night another wounded man was driven down the Povarskaya, and Mavra Kuzminichna, who was standing at the gate, had him brought into the Rostovs' yard.
And the old servant got down from the box and went up to the cart.
The count, pipe in hand, was pacing up and down the room, when Natasha, her face distorted by anger, burst in like a tempest and approached her mother with rapid steps.
In fact, however, though now much farther off than before, the Rostovs all saw Pierre--or someone extraordinarily like him--in a coachman's coat, going down the street with head bent and a serious face beside a small, beardless old man who looked like a footman.
Smiling unnaturally and muttering to himself, he first sat down on the sofa in an attitude of despair, then rose, went to the door of the reception room and peeped through the crack, returned flourishing his arms, and took up a book.
He went along the whole length of this passage to the stairs and, frowning and rubbing his forehead with both hands, went down as far as the first landing.
He went down that staircase and out into the yard.
When he felt he was being looked at he behaved like an ostrich which hides its head in a bush in order not to be seen: he hung his head and quickening his pace went down the street.
He sat down at the dusty writing table, and, having laid the manuscripts before him, opened them out, closed them, finally pushed them away, and resting his head on his hand sank into meditation.
"Look here," he added, taking Gerasim by a button of his coat and looking down at the old man with moist, shining, and ecstatic eyes, "I say, do you know that there is going to be a battle tomorrow?"
At daybreak, however, those nearing the town at the Dorogomilov bridge saw ahead of them masses of soldiers crowding and hurrying across the bridge, ascending on the opposite side and blocking the streets and alleys, while endless masses of troops were bearing down on them from behind, and an unreasoning hurry and alarm overcame them.
"It's not my business!" he exclaimed, and strode on quickly down one of the passages.
Nothing's cleared away down there and Vasilich is worn out.
Meanwhile, Mavra Kuzminichna was attentively and sympathetically examining the familiar Rostov features of the young man's face, his tattered coat and trodden-down boots.
The sleeve of his coat kept slipping down and he always carefully rolled it up again with his left hand, as if it were most important that the sinewy white arm he was flourishing should be bare.
The superintendent of police, who had gone that morning by Count Rostopchin's orders to burn the barges and had in connection with that matter acquired a large sum of money which was at that moment in his pocket, on seeing a crowd bearing down upon him told his coachman to stop.
After supper he lay down on a sofa without undressing, and was awakened soon after midnight by a courier bringing him a letter from Kutuzov.
His emaciated young face, disfigured by the half-shaven head, hung down hopelessly.
He alone of all the Russians has disgraced the Russian name, he has caused Moscow to perish, said Rostopchin in a sharp, even voice, but suddenly he glanced down at Vereshchagin who continued to stand in the same submissive attitude.
One God is above us both!--Vereshchagin's words suddenly recurred to him, and a disagreeable shiver ran down his back.
He was so very polite, amiable, good-natured, and genuinely grateful to Pierre for saving his life that Pierre had not the heart to refuse, and sat down with him in the parlor--the first room they entered.
He paced up and down the room twice.
He sat down facing Pierre.
Without taking leave of his new friend, Pierre left the gate with unsteady steps and returning to his room lay down on the sofa and immediately fell asleep.
Two of the gazers went round to the other side of the coach and sat down on its steps.
Natasha, pale, with a fixed look, was sitting on the bench under the icons just where she had sat down on arriving and paid no attention to her father's words.
And as if in order not to offend Sonya and to get rid of her, she turned her face to the window, looked out in such a way that it was evident that she could not see anything, and again settled down in her former attitude.
The count returned and lay down behind the partition.
You'd better lie down, said the countess.
I'll lie down at once, said Natasha.
Natasha, undress, darling; lie down on my bed.
"No, Mamma, I will lie down here on the floor," Natasha replied irritably and she went to the window and opened it.
"Lie down, darling; lie down, my pet," said the countess, softly touching Natasha's shoulders.
I'll lie down at once, said Natasha, and began hurriedly undressing, tugging at the tapes of her petticoat.
"Do lie down," she added crossly, and buried her face in the pillow.
The shouting in the tavern had died down; only the moaning of the adjutant was heard.
He was the same as ever, but the feverish color of his face, his glittering eyes rapturously turned toward her, and especially his neck, delicate as a child's, revealed by the turn-down collar of his shirt, gave him a peculiarly innocent, childlike look, such as she had never seen on him before.
Having tied a girdle over his coat and pulled his cap low on his head, Pierre went down the corridor, trying to avoid making a noise or meeting the captain, and passed out into the street.
She ran across the street, turned down a side street to the left, and, passing three houses, turned into a yard on the right.
But he made an effort not to throw the child down and ran with her to the large house.
They went inside the garden when these wolves swooped down, said the woman, pointing to the French soldiers.
But his comrade, throwing down the boots and drawing his sword, moved threateningly toward Pierre.
Those who tried to understand the general course of events and to take part in it by self-sacrifice and heroism were the most useless members of society, they saw everything upside down, and all they did for the common good turned out to be useless and foolish--like Pierre's and Mamonov's regiments which looted Russian villages, and the lint the young ladies prepared and that never reached the wounded, and so on.
Come, let's sit down here, said she.
Assuming that she did go down to see him, Princess Mary imagined the words he would say to her and what she would say to him, and these words sometimes seemed undeservedly cold and then to mean too much.
When he had finished that business it was already too late to go anywhere but still too early to go to bed, and for a long time he paced up and down the room, reflecting on his life, a thing he rarely did.
Unable to sit still he paced up and down the room holding the letter and reading it.
Sonya went up to the countess and, kneeling down, kissed her hand.
"Put that down, that's bad... very bad," sternly remarked the general with the white mustache and red flushed face.
He only saw how the workman suddenly sank down on the cords that held him, how blood showed itself in two places, how the ropes slackened under the weight of the hanging body, and how the workman sat down, his head hanging unnaturally and one leg bent under him.
'Michael,' he says, 'come here and bow down to his feet; and you, young woman, you bow down too; and you, grandchildren, also bow down before him!
Every night before lying down, he said: "Lord, lay me down as a stone and raise me up as a loaf!" and every morning on getting up, he said: "I lay down and curled up, I get up and shake myself."
And indeed he only had to lie down, to fall asleep like a stone, and he only had to shake himself, to be ready without a moment's delay for some work, just as children are ready to play directly they awake.
He pressed her hand and released it, and she went back to the candle and sat down again in her former position.
Some columns, supposing they had reached their destination, halted, piled arms, and settled down on the cold ground, but the majority marched all night and arrived at places where they evidently should not have been.
Toll, who in this battle played the part of Weyrother at Austerlitz, galloped assiduously from place to place, finding everything upside down everywhere.
And the scoundrel Rostopchin was punished by an order to burn down his houses.
Pierre first looked down the field across which vehicles and horsemen were passing that morning, then into the distance across the river, then at the dog who was pretending to be in earnest about biting him, and then at his bare feet which he placed with pleasure in various positions, moving his dirty thick big toes.
The Frenchman, having pushed his head and hands through, without raising his eyes, looked down at the shirt and examined the seams.
Pierre, girt with a rope round his waist and wearing shoes Karataev had made for him from some leather a French soldier had torn off a tea chest and brought to have his boots mended with, went up to the sick man and squatted down beside him.
It again!... said Pierre to himself, and an involuntary shudder ran down his spine.
You see it's burned down, and there's an end of it....
Tucking his legs under him and dropping his head he sat down on the cold ground by the wheel of the cart and remained motionless a long while sunk in thought.
He smiled, and went and lay down to sleep beside his companions.
Dismounting at a cottage on whose wattle fence hung a signboard, GENERAL STAFF, and throwing down his reins, he entered a dark passage.
Kutuzov sat up with one leg hanging down from the bed and his big paunch resting against the other which was doubled under him.
Denisov in a felt cloak and a sheepskin cap from which the rain ran down was riding a thin thoroughbred horse with sunken sides.
A Cossack dismounted, lifted the boy down, and took him to Denisov.
"We'll send the infantwy down by the swamps," Denisov continued.
Down below, a man wearing something red was running through the marsh.
When the boy had entered the hut, Petya sat down at a distance from him, considering it beneath his dignity to pay attention to him.
He handed the horses over to the soldier who was stirring the pot and squatted down on his heels by the fire beside the officer with the long neck.
When they had descended to the bridge Petya and Dolokhov rode past the sentinel, who without saying a word paced morosely up and down it, then they descended into the hollow where the Cossacks awaited them.
Oh, he's thrown himself down there in the passage.
Cold shivers ran down his spine and his whole body pulsed rhythmically.
When they had all ridden by, Denisov touched his horse and rode down the hill.
When he did so and heard the subdued moaning with which Karataev generally lay down at the halting places, and when he smelled the odor emanating from him which was now stronger than before, Pierre moved farther away and did not think about him.
It seemed to him that he was thinking of nothing, but far down and deep within him his soul was occupied with something important and comforting.
His feeling of pity for this man frightened him and he wished to go away, but there was no other fire, and Pierre sat down, trying not to look at Platon.
So he comes up to the old man like this, and falls down at his feet!
So he confessed and it was all written down and the papers sent off in due form.
Pierre went up to the fire, ate some roast horseflesh, lay down with his back to the fire, and immediately fell asleep.
All the profound plans about cutting off and capturing Napoleon and his army were like the plan of a market gardener who, when driving out of his garden a cow that had trampled down the beds he had planted, should run to the gate and hit the cow on the head.
One afternoon noticing Natasha shivering with fever, Princess Mary took her to her own room and made her lie down on the bed.
Natasha lay down, but when Princess Mary had drawn the blinds and was going away she called her back.
Unconsciously she immediately invented a reason for going down, and then, testing her strength, ran upstairs again, observing the result.
She did not know and would not have believed it, but beneath the layer of slime that covered her soul and seemed to her impenetrable, delicate young shoots of grass were already sprouting, which taking root would so cover with their living verdure the grief that weighed her down that it would soon no longer be seen or noticed.
Kutuzov never talked of "forty centuries looking down from the Pyramids," of the sacrifices he offered for the fatherland, or of what he intended to accomplish or had accomplished; in general he said nothing about himself, adopted no pose, always appeared to be the simplest and most ordinary of men, and said the simplest and most ordinary things.
Some fifteen men with merry shouts were shaking down the high wattle wall of a shed, the roof of which had already been removed.
They beat the tattoo, called the roll, had supper, and settled down round the fires for the night--some repairing their footgear, some smoking pipes, and some stripping themselves naked to steam the lice out of their shirts.
They split up the wood, pressed it down on the fire, blew at it with their mouths, and fanned it with the skirts of their greatcoats, making the flames hiss and crackle.
"Right enough, friend," said he, and, having sat down, took out of his knapsack a scrap of blue French cloth, and wrapped it round his foot.
And do you know, Daddy, the day before yesterday we ran at them and, my word, they didn't let us get near before they just threw down their muskets and went on their knees.
The conversation flagged, and the soldiers began settling down to sleep.
When the bridges broke down, unarmed soldiers, people from Moscow and women with children who were with the French transport, all--carried on by vis inertiae-- pressed forward into boats and into the ice-covered water and did not, surrender.
How splendid! said he to himself when a cleanly laid table was moved up to him with savory beef tea, or when he lay down for the night on a soft clean bed, or when he remembered that the French had gone and that his wife was no more.
He paced up and down his room, now turning his thoughts on a difficult problem and frowning, now suddenly shrugging his shoulders and wincing, and now smiling happily.
It was already six in the morning and he still paced up and down the room.
As he drove through the streets past the houses that had been burned down, he was surprised by the beauty of those ruins.
The picturesqueness of the chimney stacks and tumble-down walls of the burned-out quarters of the town, stretching out and concealing one another, reminded him of the Rhine and the Colosseum.
His childishly rash, uncalled-for, and ignoble departure from Africa, leaving his comrades in distress, is set down to his credit, and again the enemy's fleet twice lets him slip past.
He tried to avoid his old acquaintances with their commiseration and offensive offers of assistance; he avoided all distraction and recreation, and even at home did nothing but play cards with his mother, pace silently up and down the room, and smoke one pipe after another.
Countess Mary raised her head and tried to speak, but hastily looked down again and her lips puckered.
He flushed crimson, left her side, and paced up and down the room.
Having taken precautions against the general drunkenness to be expected on the morrow because it was a great saint's day, he returned to dinner, and without having time for a private talk with his wife sat down at the long table laid for twenty persons, at which the whole household had assembled.
And without a word to his wife he went to the little sitting room and lay down on the sofa.
She looked down at her expanded figure and in the glass at her pale, sallow, emaciated face in which her eyes now looked larger than ever.
She sat down and played with them a little, but the thought of her husband and his unreasonable crossness worried her.
She went in and sat down by her husband.
Countess Mary sat down doing woolwork; Natasha did not take her eyes off her husband.
The curly- headed, delicate boy sat with shining eyes unnoticed in a corner, starting every now and then and muttering something to himself, and evidently experiencing a new and powerful emotion as he turned his curly head, with his thin neck exposed by his turn-down collar, toward the place where Pierre sat.
The men went into the study and little Nicholas Bolkonski followed them unnoticed by his uncle and sat down at the writing table in a shady corner by the window.
"Why this," began Pierre, not sitting down but pacing the room, sometimes stopping short, gesticulating, and lisping: "the position in Petersburg is this: the Emperor does not look into anything.
Nicholas, who had left his nephew, irritably pushed up an armchair, sat down in it, and listened to Pierre, coughing discontentedly and frowning more and more.
The boy with the thin neck stretching out from the turn-down collar-- whom everyone had forgotten--gazed at Pierre with even greater and more rapturous joy.
The lad looked down and seemed now for the first time to notice what he had done to the things on the table.
In the diary was set down everything in the children's lives that seemed noteworthy to their mother as showing their characters or suggesting general reflections on educational methods.
Nicholas put down the book and looked at his wife.
"You know how much I..." he began to soften down what he had said; but Natasha interrupted him to show that this was unnecessary.
A third class of historians--the so-called historians of culture-- following the path laid down by the universal historians who sometimes accept writers and ladies as forces producing events--again take that force to be something quite different.
Later, she lay in bed, tucked warmly under the covers as his boots clicked away from her on the hardwood floor - down the hall and into the den.
After dressing and freshening up, she found him in the kitchen wolfing down a sandwich.
He stood and tossed the last bite into his mouth, washing it down with the last of his milk.
Turning the truck around, he headed back down the drive.
A long sigh escaped her lips as she slid back down under the covers.
He plopped down in a chair, his intense gaze fixed on her.
"Well, you did tell him you would come down," she said.
She stepped forward and pulled the newspaper down with one hand.
Alex stood and walked down the hall.
A few minutes later his deep voice drifted back down the hall as he discussed something with her.
She glanced down at the long flannel nightgown.
It always comes down to this, doesn't it?
When it finally started down the runway, she closed her eyes.
Her dark shining hair was pulled back loosely with bejeweled combs and hung in loose curls down her back.
It's so warm down here.
Alex smiled down at him in a reassuring way.
After she left the room, Carmen glanced down at her dress and then at Alex.
"We'll adjust," she said, and stared down at her plate.
He rested a hand on her shoulder and sighed, gazing down at her tenderly.
He crawled onto the bed and lay down beside her, his expression becoming sober.
Looking down at him, she sighed.
Carmen sat down, but Alex remained standing.
Alex leaned forward and placed his hands, fists down, on the desk.
He closed the door and they walked several yards down the hall before he spoke.
He instantly gave in to chase her down the hall.
He turned from the mirror and gazed down at her solemnly.
She swallowed down a crisp reply.
She shouldn't have encouraged Alex to come down here.
As she glanced up, Morino and Alex started down the stairs, the tall lanky foreman taking two at a time.
"I thought I remembered you telling me that," he said, sitting down on the bed.
You're supposed to go down to be measured in the morning.
Señor Medena put his fork down and folded his hands.
They were having so much fun that even Alondra broke down and joined them.
Lifting the skirt slightly with one hand so she wouldn't trip on it, she let the other hand slide lightly down the banister for added balance.
She turned to find Alex smiling down at her.
He grinned down at her.
He sat down on the edge of the bed, staring at his feet... and then keeled over on the bed.
His warm lips kissed their way down her neck and across her shoulder.
She walked toward it and found the horse tied to a tree and standing motionless, with its head hanging down almost to the ground.
She set down the bird-cage and poked the boy with her parasol.
Then he got into the buggy again and took the reins, and the horse at once backed away from the tree, turned slowly around, and began to trot down the sandy road which was just visible in the dim light.
"Why don't you walk down?" asked Eureka.
In this quake a big crack opened and we fell through--horse and buggy, and all--and the stones got loose and came down with us.
He turned and walked down the street, and after a moment's hesitation Dorothy caught Eureka in her arms and climbed into the buggy.
Gradually the balloon grew bigger, which was proof that it was settling down upon the Land of the Mangaboos.
But I've just had the bad luck to come out of the sky, skip the solid earth, and land lower down than I intended.
When they passed over a field of grass Jim immediately stretched down his head and began to nibble.
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.
Once they came near to the enclosed Garden of the Clinging Vines, and walking high into the air looked down upon it with much interest.
"We belong upon the face of the earth," explained the Wizard, "but recently, during an earthquake, we fell down a crack and landed in the Country of the Mangaboos."
But now, good wanderers, your luncheon is on the table, so please sit down and eat as much as you like.
Dorothy and the buggy had floated slowly down stream with the current of the water, and the others made haste to join her.
It isn't very nice down here.
Then he halted, ducked down and began to back up, so that he nearly fell with the buggy onto the others.
As they had no wings the strangers could not fly away, and if they jumped down from such a height they would surely be killed.
The mother dragon may come down and catch us here.
So he sat down upon the floor of the cave, brought the piglets out one by one, and allowed them to run around as much as they pleased.
When the people saw me come from the sky they naturally thought me some superior creature, and bowed down before me.
The three men, as they passed, looked down and saw the little birds fluttering in the cold, wet grass.
All cuddled down together and were very happy.
Mr. Finney and his wife Both sat down to sup; And they ate, and they ate, They ate the turnip up.
As Benjamin ran down the street, he wondered what he should buy.
With his lighted lantern in his hand, he went up and down the rough hills calling for his lambs.
They looked down, and at the bottom they saw some lambs huddled together among the rocks.
The men hurried down and soon saw that the flock was a large one.
He walked quickly, but very quietly, down the pathway into the darker woods.
He got down on his hands and knees and crawled into the cave.
When he hung this painting outside of his door, some birds flew down and tried to carry the cherries away.
Well, Andy Jackson, get down here and clean the mud from my boots.
Phipps never came down with smallpox.
He laid out how doctors should conduct themselves professionally, how to record patient records, and even suggested matters of personal hygiene for physicians, right down to their fingernails.
That sends you down another line of thought.
While we have deciphered the genome in that we have written it all down, we aren't at all sure which parts do what, as noted before.
Vastly more energy than we need pours down on this planet in the form of sunlight.
We've seen this: If you are running for president of the United States, merely using the words "freeze" and "Social Security" in the same sentence has the retirees of the nation heating up pots of tar and emptying their down pillows.
By 1860, it was down to 60 percent; by 1920, 40 percent; by 1940, 20 percent; and by 1960, 6 percent.
Journalist Brooks Atkinson, said: "After each war, there is a little less democracy left to save."
The impulse gone, I fell down and cried for her to take me up in her arms.
Thus attired I went down to help entertain the company.
We walked down the path to the well-house, attracted by the fragrance of the honeysuckle with which it was covered.
Before I had done I was more the friend than the foe of the pine tree, though I had cut down some of them, having become better acquainted with it.
I see I have frightened you--sit down and tell me all the news.
The little princess went round the table with quick, short, swaying steps, her workbag on her arm, and gaily spreading out her dress sat down on a sofa near the silver samovar, as if all she was doing was a pleasure to herself and to all around her.
(she looked significantly at her husband) "I'm afraid, I'm afraid!" she whispered, and a shudder ran down her back.
Strolling down to the footbridge, she leaned on the railing.
He walked down the hill, pausing a reverent moment at the headstone, and then ducked under a limb as he continued down the hill.
Are you down here taking inventory or doing a lot of thinking?
She gazed down at him as he knelt beside the fire.
Alex set his cup down beside hers.
Pulling his head down, she met warm lips again and surrendered to the passion he always managed to arouse.
Taking a deep breath, Carmen started down the stairs.
Your father even offered you land if you would come down here to stay.
So they went down to greet the beautiful vegetable lady, who said to them:
Dorothy was captured in the same way, and numbers of the Gargoyles clung to Jim's legs, so weighting him down that the poor beast was helpless.
He walked up and down the river bank, leading his horse behind him; but he kept his eyes turned always toward the dim, dark spot which he knew was the old North Church.
All is well and good until things turn down for a nation.
Pretend there is a spectrum of jobs from the best in the world down to the worst and everyone agrees on the order.
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.
"If anyone comes meddling again," said he, emitting the words separately through his thin compressed lips, "I will throw him down there.
I longed for my teacher's return; but above all things I wanted to get down from that tree.