There isn't much to tell.
There is no play in them, for this comes after work.
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.
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.
But if you could trust him this way and there was no electricity, would it still be love?
I am now going to the war, the greatest war there ever was, and I know nothing and am fit for nothing.
The meat was smoking hot and the knives and forks were performing strange antics and jumping here and there in quite a puzzling way.
The sun had been under a cloud all day, and there had been brief showers; but suddenly the sun broke forth in all its southern splendour.
He must stand there until he sees some one else whisper.
Self-emancipation even in the West Indian provinces of the fancy and imagination--what Wilberforce is there to bring that about?
In the still, dark world in which I lived there was no strong sentiment or tenderness.
There were no balls of fire to be seen now.
Daniel and his father would ride there on horseback.
There he cared for them with love and kindness; but no word did he speak in their hearing.
There were barriers still, it is true, but barriers that could in time be swept away.
There was no way to defend her moral objections without seeding doubt in his mind.
"Why, there seems to be no night at all in this country," Zeb replied.
It was only a pet calf that had come there to browse among the bushes.
He had no pencil, but there was a piece of black charcoal on the hearth.
Two other baby birds were there, that had not fallen out.
Once upon a time there was a famous Arab whose name was Al Mansur.
But there was no horse for him.
There was once a painter whose name was Zeuxis. He could paint pictures so life-like that they were mistaken for the real things which they represented.
Suddenly there was a great wind.
"What are those holes up there?" enquired the boy, pointing to some openings that appeared near the top of the dome.
The birds did not sing, nor did the cows moo; yet there was more than ordinary activity everywhere.
Looking out, they could see into some of the houses near them, where there were open windows in abundance, and were able to mark the forms of the wooden Gargoyles moving about in their dwellings.
Is there nothing that is decent to eat in this palace?
I only wish there was a real horse here for me to race with.
There were thousands of English soldiers in Boston.
At Lexington, not far from Concord, there was a sharp fight in which several men were killed.
Millions will pour forth from there"--he pointed to the merchants' hall--"but our business is to supply men and not spare ourselves...
There are always so many conjectures as to the issue of any event that however it may end there will always be people to say: "I said then that it would be so," quite forgetting that amid their innumerable conjectures many were to quite the contrary effect.
The enormous Drissa camp was formed on Pfuel's plan, and there was no intention of retiring farther.
Headquarters are so full of Germans that a Russian cannot exist and there is no sense in anything.
His looks and cold tone to his daughter seemed to say: There, you see?
One day he would order his camp bed to be set up in the glass gallery, another day he remained on the couch or on the lounge chair in the drawing room and dozed there without undressing, while--instead of Mademoiselle Bourienne--a serf boy read to him.
"There was a letter from Prince Andrew today," he said to Princess Mary- -"Haven't you read it?"
It was unsatisfactory everywhere, but the corner behind the piano in the sitting room was better than other places: he had never slept there yet.
Ah yes, there was something else important, very important, that I was keeping till I should be in bed.
Dessalles wrote this letter to the Governor for Princess Mary, she signed it, and it was given to Alpatych with instructions to hand it to the Governor and to come back as quickly as possible if there was danger.
If there is anything... come back, Yakov Alpatych!