Put three in each shoe.
All three girls laughed.
The park borders my land on three sides.
You've been working for me for almost three months now and this is the first time I've ever seen you sick.
Three men talking to each other on a sidewalk certainly wasn't enough to tell the police – except Len.
There are three small rooms up stairs.
I belong to Bailum & Barney's Great Consolidated Shows--three rings in one tent and a menagerie on the side.
It rang three times and then Jonathan answered.
Three days later the issue was settled.
She had the job she had planned for the last three years.
Two or three other shepherds joined him in the search.
I have plans too, you know - and they don't include dropping out three months short of graduation.
Hundreds of thousands of cases were still, of course, in the rest of the world even three decades after Salk's breakthrough.
He was wearing his long coat with three stars on his breast.
Why, you have only seen him three times!
We've got some three foot drifts on the road out here.
Even at this hour a piano was pounding out a raucous tune in one of the three saloons.
The three-story building looked big enough to cover a city block.
"You have three girls, Señor Medena" Alex interrupted.
Three weeks ago she would have been embarrassed by such a conversation.
And if so, would they be able to fit three people comfortably in the front seat?
It was almost three O'clock in the afternoon and her stomach was screaming for something to eat.
One evening, when Tammy was in bed and the three of them were relaxing in the family room, the telephone rang.
And yet, it had been her goal for over three years.
She turned around and walked three steps before it hit her.
The three of them walked abreast along a narrow road consisting of no more than two bare strips of dirt in the grass.
He hadn't been his usual jocular self for the last three weeks, and now this spontaneous trip to see his parents - and inviting her along?
For the first three weeks she became tense as it approached 8:00 pm each Friday.
She was faced with three basic choices: Abortion; raise the child herself; or give the baby up for adoption.
The Gargoyles were very small of stature, being less than three feet in height.
But although the Munchkin was hardly tall enough to come to Zeb's shoulder he was so strong and clever that he laid the boy three times on his back with apparent ease.
At three o'clock the Throne Room was crowded with citizens, men, women and children being eager to witness the great trial.
How had Sirrah managed to get the three scattered divisions together?
"Which would you rather have" asked the caliph, "three hundred pieces of gold, or three wise sayings from my lips?"
"She killed three of my lambs last night," said the one whose name was David Brown.
They show that three toes have been lost from the left forefoot.
"Three nails in each shoe will hold them on," said the smith.
King Solomon lived three thousand years ago.
The schoolhouse was two or three miles from home, but he did not mind the long walk through the woods and over the hills.
There was something which she wished very much to know before going home, and so, without thinking, she had leaned over and whispered just three little words.
Then, suddenly, an awkward half-grown boy who sat right in front of the master's desk turned squarely around and whispered to Tommy Jones, three desks away.
There was one such king who had four sons, Ethelbald, Ethelbert, Ethelred, and Alfred. The three older boys were sturdy, half-grown lads; the youngest, Alfred, was a slender, fair-haired child.
He was a very little boy, but before he was three years old he could read quite well.
He carried a white napkin upon his arm, and held the cup of wine very daintily with three of his fingers.
For three days he lay in his strange prison.
Three hours later, the ship came into port, as you have already learned.
After all had eaten three meals from it, it was very much lighter.
Sometimes two or three faithful friends were with him.
It tried three times, four times, a dozen times, twenty times--but always with the same result.
Sometimes he carried three or four bags to the palace where the little king of France lived with his mother.
"Well, I will give three pieces of silver for all that are in the net," answered the merchant.
Be they many or few, you may have all for three pieces of silver.
It was mentioned by the Hindus more than three thousand years ago (and some suggest they even inoculated against it).
Around 430 BC, Athens, embroiled in the Second Peloponnesian War, endured three years of epidemics that wiped out a third of its inhabitants.
That three-billion-letter recipe for making you is what was sequenced—deciphered and written down—in the human genome project.
Returning to the three ways wealth is created: The first is by making things.
If you take something worth a dollar, spend an hour working on it, and your employer sells it for three dollars, no way in the world can you ever make more than two dollars an hour.
In parts of the world where these three ingredients exist, we have seen prosperity rise.
I have only three possible answers.
This per-person threshold actually exceeds the average income of three-quarters of the countries on the planet, including Mexico, Russia, and Brazil, and is about 20 percent higher than the average income of the entire planet.
Expropriation is an act that simultaneously violates two of the three ingredients for prosperity that I have enumerated: private property and rule of law.
Three centuries later, it became a hereditary right and came with a daily ration of two pounds of bread ("Hey, you don't expect us to cook the free grain, do you?") and occasionally included meat, olive oil, and salt.
I describe these three situations because each, in its own way, illustrates how I think the future will play out regarding income and wealth.
Hunger can be classified as three different types.
Much change was due to the efforts of William Jennings Bryan, who received the Democratic Party nomination for president three times, in 1896, 1900, and 1908.
More than half the hungry people in the world live in just these three nations—nations that are all net food exporters.
After all, China grows more than three times the amount of food we do in the United States, with less land under cultivation.
An iron plow comes three thousand years later in 500 BC, along with intensive row cultivation.
Over the CCC's nine-year life, its workers planted nearly three billion trees, built eight hundred parks, and constructed roads in remote areas.
Food can be optimized according to three factors, broadly speaking: taste, price, and nutrition.
Over the next three years, forty-two folded-ear cats were born, and with them a new breed.
During this three-year period, conveniently named by the Chinese "The Three Years of Natural Disasters," no one really knows how many people died; estimates range from fifteen million to a high of more than forty-five million.
During this three-year period, conveniently named by the Chinese "The Three Years of Natural Disasters," no one really knows how many people died; estimates range from fifteen million to a high of more than forty-five million.
And the great tragedy is: During these three years, China exported more than twelve million tons of grain along with a literal cornucopia of other agricultural products.
In terms of murders per one hundred thousand inhabitants, England fell from roughly twenty-three in the 1300s to about one today.
In this chapter, I offer forty-three developments, dynamics, and new realities I believe will work together to bring about an end to war.
Lest I try the patience of my readers, I will offer, in no particular order, forty-three that seem most worthy.
This is simply another form of trade, so some might accuse me of double counting some of my forty-three reasons war will end.
Almost three-quarters of all defense spending occurs within NATO countries, meaning the alliance is largely the only military show in town.
That would average over three SMS messages per day per person on the planet.
We are more than three-quarters of the way through our forty-three steps toward world peace.
Half a century ago, the United States had three channels on TV and everyone watched them.
King Lear is about a father who has three daughters—two who flatter him, but a third who speaks honestly and bluntly to him because she loves him.
After staring for two or three minutes, Ambrose turned a page and continued staring.
Oddly, it still seemed reasonable even as we coasted through three red lights to get home.
So let's take a moment and conduct a three-step evaluation.
One child was six years old, the other two or three years older.
Two or three times we stopped to rest under a tree by the wayside.
Three frolicsome little streams ran through it from springs in the rocks above, leaping here and tumbling there in laughing cascades wherever the rocks tried to bar their way.
Mr. Gilman at first agreed to this; but when my tasks had become somewhat perplexing, he insisted that I was overworked, and that I should remain at his school three years longer.
It is true that I was familiar with all literary braille in common use in this country--English, American, and New York Point; but the various signs and symbols in geometry and algebra in the three systems are very different, and I had used only the English braille in my algebra.
It comes over me that in the last two or three pages of this chapter I have used figures which will turn the laugh against me.
As soon as my examinations were over, Miss Sullivan and I hastened to this green nook, where we have a little cottage on one of the three lakes for which Wrentham is famous.
Except for two or three important letters of 1901, these selections cease with the year 1900.
Three months and a half after the first word was spelled into her hand, she wrote in pencil this letter
This letter, written three months later, shows how well she remembered her first lesson in history.
During the summer Miss Sullivan was away from Helen for three months and a half, the first separation of teacher and pupil.
I wish you could be here to play three little squirrels, and two gentle doves, and to make a pretty nest for a dear little robin.
If I were with you to-day I would give you eighty-three kisses, one for each year you have lived.
Eighty-three years seems very long to me.
I had two or three hundred others and thine was one of the most welcome of all.
It is undated, but must have been written two or three months before it was published.
We spent about three weeks in Boston, after leaving New York, and I need not tell you we had a most delightful time.
I rode on a rough road, and fell off three or four times, and am now awfully lame!
Keith comes here at half past three every day except Saturday.
She said that Maud was born deaf and lost her sight when she was only three months old, and that when she went to the Institution a few weeks ago, she was quite helpless.
This little boy could speak two or three languages before he lost his hearing through sickness, and he is now only about five years old.
The small letters are about three-sixteenths of an inch high, and are raised from the page the thickness of the thumbnail.
The first letter is dated March 6, 1887, three days after her arrival in Tuscumbia.
She has learned three new words, and when I give her the objects, the names of which she has learned, she spells them unhesitatingly; but she seems glad when the lesson is over.
I think she understood perfectly well; for she slapped her hand two or three times and shook her head.
On March 31st I found that Helen knew eighteen nouns and three verbs.
When we first played this game two or three days ago, she showed no ingenuity at all in finding the object.
Of course, she hung her stocking--two of them lest Santa Claus should forget one, and she lay awake for a long time and got up two or three times to see if anything had happened.
I got up, washed my face and hands, combed my hair, picked three dew violets for Teacher and ate my breakfast.
In two or three months after I began to teach her she would say: "Helen wants to go to bed," or, "Helen is sleepy, and Helen will go to bed."
I called her attention to the following line, and, although she knew only the three words, CAT, EAT and MOUSE, she caught the idea.
She often reads for two or three hours in succession, and then lays aside her book reluctantly.
Her speech lacks variety and modulation; it runs in a sing-song when she is reading aloud; and when she speaks with fair degree of loudness, it hovers about two or three middle tones.
It will be seen that they contain three vowel and six consonant elements, and these formed the foundation for her first real lesson in speaking.
Are you one of the ninety-seven who fail, or the three who succeed?
In the course of three or four years, when the country became adapted to agriculture, they built themselves handsome houses, spending on them several thousands.
My furniture, part of which I made myself--and the rest cost me nothing of which I have not rendered an account--consisted of a bed, a table, a desk, three chairs, a looking-glass three inches in diameter, a pair of tongs and andirons, a kettle, a skillet, and a frying-pan, a dipper, a wash-bowl, two knives and forks, three plates, one cup, one spoon, a jug for oil, a jug for molasses, and a japanned lamp.
Throw away the first three at least.
After having taken medicine, and fasted for three days, all the fire in the town is extinguished.
I say, let your affairs be as two or three, and not a hundred or a thousand; instead of a million count half a dozen, and keep your accounts on your thumb-nail.
Instead of three meals a day, if it be necessary eat but one; instead of a hundred dishes, five; and reduce other things in proportion.
It was pleasant to see my whole household effects out on the grass, making a little pile like a gypsy's pack, and my three-legged table, from which I did not remove the books and pen and ink, standing amid the pines and hickories.
We meet at meals three times a day, and give each other a new taste of that old musty cheese that we are.
This is the result of my experience in raising beans: Plant the common small white bush bean about the first of June, in rows three feet by eighteen inches apart, being careful to select fresh round and unmixed seed.
At length the wind rose, the mist increased, and the waves began to run, and the perch leaped much higher than before, half out of water, a hundred black points, three inches long, at once above the surface.
I have not heard so much as a locust over the sweet-fern these three hours.
I think that I may warrant you one worm to every three sods you turn up, if you look well in among the roots of the grass, as if you were weeding.
I will just try these three sentences of Confut-see; they may fetch that state about again.
I took up the chip on which the three I have particularly described were struggling, carried it into my house, and placed it under a tumbler on my window-sill, in order to see the issue.
At rumor of his arrival all the Mill-dam sportsmen are on the alert, in gigs and on foot, two by two and three by three, with patent rifles and conical balls and spy-glasses.
Already, by the first of September, I had seen two or three small maples turned scarlet across the pond, beneath where the white stems of three aspens diverged, at the point of a promontory, next the water.
Michaux, more than thirty years ago, says that the price of wood for fuel in New York and Philadelphia "nearly equals, and sometimes exceeds, that of the best wood in Paris, though this immense capital annually requires more than three hundred thousand cords, and is surrounded to the distance of three hundred miles by cultivated plains."
I sometimes left a good fire when I went to take a walk in a winter afternoon; and when I returned, three or four hours afterward, it would be still alive and glowing.
At one rod from the shore its greatest fluctuation, when observed by means of a level on land directed toward a graduated staff on the ice, was three quarters of an inch, though the ice appeared firmly attached to the shore.
This difference of three and a half degrees between the temperature of the deep water and the shallow in the latter pond, and the fact that a great proportion of it is comparatively shallow, show why it should break up so much sooner than Walden.
So, also, every one who has waded about the shores of the pond in summer must have perceived how much warmer the water is close to the shore, where only three or four inches deep, than a little distance out, and on the surface where it is deep, than near the bottom.
Do you remember how we and Nicholas, all three of us, talked in the sitting room after supper?
You know, Catiche, that we--you three sisters, Mamontov, and my wife-- are the count's only direct heirs.
It was the same as Pierre remembered it three months before, when the count had sent him to Petersburg.
At this moment that terrible door burst noisily open and banged against the wall.
The old prince did not evince the least interest during this explanation, but as if he were not listening to it continued to dress while walking about, and three times unexpectedly interrupted.
There was room enough in the wide corridor for the generals to pass the three officers quite easily, but Zherkov, pushing Nesvitski aside with his arm, said in a breathless voice,
Seven new and three old imperials.
Look there in the meadow behind the village, three of them are dragging something.
The French had time to fire three rounds of grapeshot before the hussars got back to their horses.
Two were misdirected and the shot went too high, but the last round fell in the midst of a group of hussars and knocked three of them over.
Prince Andrew took out his purse and gave the soldier three gold pieces.
Three and a half miles, Your Majesty.
But it will please our sovereign the Emperor Napoleon if we take this bridge, so let us three go and take it!' 'Yes, let's!' say the others.
If Kutuzov decided to retreat along the road from Krems to Olmutz, to unite with the troops arriving from Russia, he risked being forestalled on that road by the French who had crossed the Vienna bridge, and encumbered by his baggage and transport, having to accept battle on the march against an enemy three times as strong, who would hem him in from two sides.
To be able to crush it absolutely he awaited the arrival of the rest of the troops who were on their way from Vienna, and with this object offered a three days' truce on condition that both armies should remain in position without moving.
Another emissary rode to the Russian line to announce the peace negotiations and to offer the Russian army the three days' truce.
Bonaparte himself, not trusting to his generals, moved with all the Guards to the field of battle, afraid of letting a ready victim escape, and Bagration's four thousand men merrily lighted campfires, dried and warmed themselves, cooked their porridge for the first time for three days, and not one of them knew or imagined what was in store for him.
Between three and four o'clock in the afternoon Prince Andrew, who had persisted in his request to Kutuzov, arrived at Grunth and reported himself to Bagration.
Just facing it, on the crest of the opposite hill, the village of Schon Grabern could be seen, and in three places to left and right the French troops amid the smoke of their campfires, the greater part of whom were evidently in the village itself and behind the hill.
I will invite two or three people, and if he does not understand what he ought to do then it will be my affair--yes, my affair.
The little princess and Mademoiselle Bourienne had already received from Masha, the lady's maid, the necessary report of how handsome the minister's son was, with his rosy cheeks and dark eyebrows, and with what difficulty the father had dragged his legs upstairs while the son had followed him like an eagle, three steps at a time.
The three voices, hers, Mademoiselle Bourienne's, and Katie's, who was laughing at something, mingled in a merry sound, like the chirping of birds.
But notwithstanding this, Boris embraced him in a quiet, friendly way and kissed him three times.
Berg returned, and over the bottle of wine conversation between the three officers became animated.
The whole army was extended in three lines: the cavalry in front, behind it the artillery, and behind that again the infantry.
Just as in a clock, the result of the complicated motion of innumerable wheels and pulleys is merely a slow and regular movement of the hands which show the time, so the result of all the complicated human activities of 160,000 Russians and French--all their passions, desires, remorse, humiliations, sufferings, outbursts of pride, fear, and enthusiasm--was only the loss of the battle of Austerlitz, the so-called battle of the three Emperors--that is to say, a slow movement of the hand on the dial of human history.
Meeting a comrade at the last post station but one before Moscow, Denisov had drunk three bottles of wine with him and, despite the jolting ruts across the snow-covered road, did not once wake up on the way to Moscow, but lay at the bottom of the sleigh beside Rostov, who grew more and more impatient the nearer they got to Moscow.
You shall have three rubles for vodka--get on!
"Shall we have three cold dishes then?" asked the cook.
Three hundred persons took their seats in the dining room, according to their rank and importance: the more important nearer to the honored guest, as naturally as water flows deepest where the land lies lowest.
Young Rostov's ecstatic voice could be heard above the three hundred others.
"So I can fire when I like!" said Pierre, and at the word "three," he went quickly forward, missing the trodden path and stepping into the deep snow.
Three days later the little princess was buried, and Prince Andrew went up the steps to where the coffin stood, to give her the farewell kiss.
I have an adored, a priceless mother, and two or three friends--you among them--and as for the rest I only care about them in so far as they are harmful or useful.
He had decided to play until that score reached forty-three thousand.
He had fixed on that number because forty-three was the sum of his and Sonya's joint ages.
The score against him reached the fateful sum of forty-three thousand.
Twenty-one rubles, he said, pointing to the figure twenty-one by which the total exceeded the round sum of forty-three thousand; and taking up a pack he prepared to deal.
"You owe forty-three thousand, Count," said Dolokhov, and stretching himself he rose from the table.
And suddenly the whole world centered for him on anticipation of the next note, the next phrase, and everything in the world was divided into three beats: "Oh mio crudele affetto."...
One, two, three... one, two, three...
He filled the girls' albums with verses and music, and having at last sent Dolokhov the whole forty-three thousand rubles and received his receipt, he left at the end of November, without taking leave of any of his acquaintances, to overtake his regiment which was already in Poland.
Of the three objects mentioned by the Rhetor, this last, that of improving mankind, especially appealed to Pierre.
This silence was broken by one of the brethren, who led Pierre up to the rug and began reading to him from a manuscript book an explanation of all the figures on it: the sun, the moon, a hammer, a plumb line, a trowel, a rough stone and a squared stone, a pillar, three windows, and so on.
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.
I have certainly acquired a taste for war, and it is just as well for me; what I have seen during these last three months is incredible.
The Prussians are our faithful allies who have only betrayed us three times in three years.
Each made the other a warning gesture and stood still in the dim light beneath the curtain as if not wishing to leave that seclusion where they three were shut off from all the world.
About 80,000 went in payments on all the estates to the Land Bank, about 30,000 went for the upkeep of the estate near Moscow, the town house, and the allowance to the three princesses; about 15,000 was given in pensions and the same amount for asylums; 150,000 alimony was sent to the countess; about 70,000 went for interest on debts.
A trench was dug three and a half feet wide, four feet eight inches deep, and eight feet long.
I am alone in charge of three hospitals with more than four hundred patients!
Going along the corridor, the assistant led Rostov to the officers' wards, consisting of three rooms, the doors of which stood open.
The interview had lasted an hour and fifty- three minutes.
On one of his estates the three hundred serfs were liberated and became free agricultural laborers--this being one of the first examples of the kind in Russia.
That same August the Emperor was thrown from his caleche, injured his leg, and remained three weeks at Peterhof, receiving Speranski every day and no one else.
For three days after the delivery of his speech at the lodge he lay on a sofa at home receiving no one and going nowhere.
My benefactor then explained to me fully the meaning of the Great Square of creation and pointed out to me that the numbers three and seven are the basis of everything.
After this, three pages were left blank in the diary, and then the following was written:
The Trinity--the three elements of matter--are sulphur, mercury, and salt.
At last the Emperor stopped beside his last partner (he had danced with three) and the music ceased.
Three weeks after the last evening he had spent with the Rostovs, Prince Andrew returned to Petersburg.
Three weeks passed in this way.
If the doctors did not keep me here at the spas I should be back in Russia, but as it is I have to postpone my return for three months.
At the last post station before Otradnoe he gave the driver a three-ruble tip, and on arriving he ran breathlessly, like a boy, up the steps of his home.
Simon did not finish, for on the still air he had distinctly caught the music of the hunt with only two or three hounds giving tongue.
After the cry of the hounds came the deep tones of the wolf call from Daniel's hunting horn; the pack joined the first three hounds and they could be heard in full cry, with that peculiar lift in the note that indicates that they are after a wolf.
Yes, she's a good dog, gets what she's after, answered Ilagin indifferently, of the red-spotted bitch Erza, for which, a year before, he had given a neighbor three families of house serfs.
Melyukova was a widow, who, with her family and their tutors and governesses, lived three miles from the Rostovs.
For about three minutes all were silent.
I went to a party last night, and there out of five ladies three were Roman Catholics and had the Pope's indulgence for doing woolwork on Sundays.
In addition to the formal evening and dinner parties, a large company, chiefly of men, gathered there every day, supping at midnight and staying till three in the morning.
The count got out helped by the footmen, and, passing among men and women who were entering and the program sellers, they all three went along the corridor to the first row of boxes.
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.
In three days to forget everything and so...
"Three days?" said Natasha.
If I don't sleep for three nights I'll not leave this passage and will hold her back by force and will and not let the family be disgraced, thought she.
Drive all three to death but get me there in three hours.
The devils took us there in three hours!
On the twenty-ninth of May Napoleon left Dresden, where he had spent three weeks surrounded by a court that included princes, dukes, kings, and even an emperor.
Early in the morning of the twelfth of June he came out of his tent, which was pitched that day on the steep left bank of the Niemen, and looked through a spyglass at the streams of his troops pouring out of the Vilkavisski forest and flowing over the three bridges thrown across the river.
Each of the three armies had its own commander-in-chief, but there was no supreme commander of all the forces, and the Emperor did not assume that responsibility himself.
You have not two hundred thousand men, and I have three times that number.
Barclay de Tolly was quartered nearly three miles from the Emperor.
But scarcely had Pierre uttered these words before he was attacked from three sides.
Three well-fed roans stood ready harnessed to a small conveyance with a leather hood.
And the peasants are asking three rubles for carting--it isn't Christian!
Heat and drought had continued for more than three weeks.
But if three days pass, then after that, well, then that same battle will not soon be over.
Lelorgne d'Ideville smilingly interpreted this speech to Napoleon thus: "If a battle takes place within the next three days the French will win, but if later, God knows what will happen."
For three weeks the old prince lay stricken by paralysis in the new house Prince Andrew had built at Bogucharovo, ever in the same state, getting neither better nor worse.
As it is, some go three days without eating.
I have served twenty-three years and have done no wrong.
For the last three days Bogucharovo had lain between the two hostile armies, so that it was as easy for the Russian rearguard to get to it as for the French vanguard; Rostov, as a careful squadron commander, wished to take such provisions as remained at Bogucharovo before the French could get them.
They are all dwarfs and one peasant woman will toss three of them with a hayfork.
Having gone nearly three miles he at last met an acquaintance and eagerly addressed him.
Our right flank is over there"--he pointed sharply to the right, far away in the broken ground--"That's where the Moskva River is, and we have thrown up three redoubts there, very strong ones.
"Well, send number three company again," the officer replied hurriedly.
The three great sorrows of his life held his attention in particular: his love for a woman, his father's death, and the French invasion which had overrun half Russia.
After they had gone Pierre approached Prince Andrew and was about to start a conversation when they heard the clatter of three horses' hoofs on the road not far from the shed, and looking in that direction Prince Andrew recognized Wolzogen and Clausewitz accompanied by a Cossack.
You are fond of travel, and in three days you will see Moscow.
He was so much interested in that task that he was unable to sleep, and in spite of his cold which had grown worse from the dampness of the evening, he went into the large division of the tent at three o'clock in the morning, loudly blowing his nose.
Do you remember at Braunau he commanded an army for three weeks and did not once mount a horse to inspect his entrenchments....
Toward three o'clock the French attacks ceased.
The dressing station consisted of three tents with flaps turned back, pitched at the edge of a birch wood.
There were three operating tables in the tent.
At the dressing stations the grass and earth were soaked with blood for a space of some three acres around.
They knew that it was for the army to fight, and that if it could not succeed it would not do to take young ladies and house serfs to the Three Hills quarter of Moscow to fight Napoleon, and that they must go away, sorry as they were to abandon their property to destruction.
She would like to be married to all three at the same time, thought he.
In the middle of the night three soldiers, having brought some firewood, settled down near him and began lighting a fire.
The three soldiers were eating and talking among themselves, taking no notice of him.
An ax will be useful, a hunting spear not bad, but a three-pronged fork will be best of all: a Frenchman is no heavier than a sheaf of rye.
The thought that both her sons were at the war, had both gone from under her wing, that today or tomorrow either or both of them might be killed like the three sons of one of her acquaintances, struck her that summer for the first time with cruel clearness.
During the three days preceding the occupation of Moscow the whole Rostov family was absorbed in various activities.
An enormous crowd of factory hands, house serfs, and peasants, with whom some officials, seminarists, and gentry were mingled, had gone early that morning to the Three Hills.
As to the serfs the only indication was that three out of their huge retinue disappeared during the night, but nothing was stolen; and as to the value of their possessions, the thirty peasant carts that had come in from their estates and which many people envied proved to be extremely valuable and they were offered enormous sums of money for them.
The man told him that arms were being distributed today at the Kremlin and that tomorrow everyone would be sent out beyond the Three Hills gates and a great battle would be fought there.
Where?... he shouted to three infantrymen without muskets who, holding up the skirts of their overcoats, were slipping past him into the Bazaar passage.
In my three shops here I have a hundred thousand rubles' worth of goods.
The sound of three more shots came from the gate.
In the gateway lay three wounded and four dead.
Next day, with the sole idea of not sparing himself and not lagging in any way behind them, Pierre went to the Three Hills gate.
I was at it three times--sure as I sit here.
Three times we reached the guns and three times we were thrown back like cardboard figures.
Three times we reached the guns and three times we were thrown back like cardboard figures.
She was listening to the ceaseless moaning of the adjutant, three houses off.
At the gate of one house three Frenchmen, who were explaining something to some Russians who did not understand them, stopped Pierre asking if he did not know French.
She ran across the street, turned down a side street to the left, and, passing three houses, turned into a yard on the right.
Three large rooms were assigned to them in the monastery hostelry, one of which was occupied by Prince Andrew.
Prince Andrew was lying raised high on three pillows.
With her traveled Mademoiselle Bourienne, little Nicholas and his tutor, her old nurse, three maids, Tikhon, and a young footman and courier her aunt had sent to accompany her.
All three were again silent.
Two bands and three sets of singers!
Kutuzov did not reply, but when they reported to him that Murat's troops were in retreat he ordered an advance, though at every hundred paces he halted for three quarters of an hour.
Its furry tail stood up firm and round as a plume, its bandy legs served it so well that it would often gracefully lift a hind leg and run very easily and quickly on three legs, as if disdaining to use all four.
There were about thirty officers, with Pierre among them, and about three hundred men.
In three carriages involved among the munition carts, closely squeezed together, sat women with rouged faces, dressed in glaring colors, who were shouting something in shrill voices.
It seems to them that when they have thought of two or three contingencies" (he remembered the general plan sent him from Petersburg) "they have foreseen everything.
He imagined all sorts of possible contingencies, just like the younger men, but with this difference, that he saw thousands of contingencies instead of two or three and based nothing on them.
That unknown quantity is the spirit of the army, that is to say, the greater or lesser readiness to fight and face danger felt by all the men composing an army, quite independently of whether they are, or are not, fighting under the command of a genius, in two--or three-line formation, with cudgels or with rifles that repeat thirty times a minute.
"Oh, the devil!" exclaimed Denisov angrily, and showing his teeth he struck his horse three times with his whip, splashing himself and his comrades with mud.
Only wait till it gets dark and I'll fetch you any of them you want--three if you like.
In the room three officers of Denisov's band were converting a door into a tabletop.
From Vyazma onwards the French army, which had till then moved in three columns, went on as a single group.
These three groups traveling together--the cavalry stores, the convoy of prisoners, and Junot's baggage train--still constituted a separate and united whole, though each of the groups was rapidly melting away.
Of the three hundred and thirty men who had set out from Moscow fewer than a hundred now remained.
And now during these last three weeks of the march he had learned still another new, consolatory truth--that nothing in this world is terrible.
The blue-gray bandy legged dog ran merrily along the side of the road, sometimes in proof of its agility and self-satisfaction lifting one hind leg and hopping along on three, and then again going on all four and rushing to bark at the crows that sat on the carrion.
Pierre caught a glimpse of a man in a three-cornered hat with a tranquil look on his handsome, plump, white face.
From Moscow to Vyazma the French army of seventy-three thousand men not reckoning the Guards (who did nothing during the whole war but pillage) was reduced to thirty-six thousand, though not more than five thousand had fallen in battle.
Beyond Vyazma the French army instead of moving in three columns huddled together into one mass, and so went on to the end.
I deem it my duty to report to Your Majesty the condition of the various corps I have had occasion to observe during different stages of the last two or three days' march.
Who has not asked himself how it is that the French were not all captured or destroyed when our three armies surrounded them in superior numbers, when the disordered French, hungry and freezing, surrendered in crowds, and when (as the historians relate) the aim of the Russians was to stop the French, to cut them off, and capture them all?
How was it that the Russian army, which when numerically weaker than the French had given battle at Borodino, did not achieve its purpose when it had surrounded the French on three sides and when its aim was to capture them?
It was impossible first because--as experience shows that a three-mile movement of columns on a battlefield never coincides with the plans--the probability of Chichagov, Kutuzov, and Wittgenstein effecting a junction on time at an appointed place was so remote as to be tantamount to impossibility, as in fact thought Kutuzov, who when he received the plan remarked that diversions planned over great distances do not yield the desired results.
For three weeks Natasha remained constantly at her mother's side, sleeping on a lounge chair in her room, making her eat and drink, and talking to her incessantly because the mere sound of her tender, caressing tones soothed her mother.
Princess Mary put off her departure, and for three weeks looked after Natasha as if she had been a sick child.
So it was at Krasnoe, where they expected to find one of the three French columns and stumbled instead on Napoleon himself with sixteen thousand men.
Despite all Kutuzov's efforts to avoid that ruinous encounter and to preserve his troops, the massacre of the broken mob of French soldiers by worn-out Russians continued at Krasnoe for three days.
An infantry regiment which had left Tarutino three thousand strong but now numbered only nine hundred was one of the first to arrive that night at its halting place--a village on the highroad.
A courier who galloped to the castle in advance, in a troyka with three foam-flecked horses, shouted "Coming!" and Konovnitsyn rushed into the vestibule to inform Kutuzov, who was waiting in the hall porter's little lodge.
After his liberation he reached Orel, and on the third day there, when preparing to go to Kiev, he fell ill and was laid up for three months.
His income would be reduced by three fourths, but he felt it must be done.
They all three of them now experienced that feeling of awkwardness which usually follows after a serious and heartfelt talk.
"But I am three times as rich as before," returned Pierre.
It was three o'clock in the morning.
It occurred to none of them that it was three o'clock and time to go to bed.
In another three years, by 1820, he had so managed his affairs that he was able to buy a small estate adjoining Bald Hills and was negotiating to buy back Otradnoe--that being his pet dream.
Pierre had gone to Petersburg on business of his own for three weeks as he said, but had remained there nearly seven weeks and was expected back every minute.
At that table were his mother, his mother's old lady companion Belova, his wife, their three children with their governess and tutor, his wife's nephew with his tutor, Sonya, Denisov, Natasha, her three children, their governess, and old Michael Ivanovich, the late prince's architect, who was living on in retirement at Bald Hills.
Five minutes later little black-eyed three-year-old Natasha, her father's pet, having learned from her brother that Papa was asleep and Mamma was in the sitting room, ran to her father unobserved by her mother.
Natasha had married in the early spring of 1813, and in 1820 already had three daughters besides a son for whom she had longed and whom she was now nursing.
Thus in a time of trouble ever memorable to him after the birth of their first child who was delicate, when they had to change the wet nurse three times and Natasha fell ill from despair, Pierre one day told her of Rousseau's view, with which he quite agreed, that to have a wet nurse is unnatural and harmful.
One, two!..." said Pierre, and a silence followed: "three!" and a rapturously breathless cry of children's voices filled the room.
Do palace revolutions--in which sometimes only two or three people take part--transfer the will of the people to a new ruler?
To these questions three answers are possible:
And these are the three ways in which the historians do explain the relation of the people to their rulers.
All cases without exception in which our conception of freedom and necessity is increased and diminished depend on three considerations:
On these three considerations alone is based the conception of irresponsibility for crimes and the extenuating circumstances admitted by all legislative codes.
Inevitability without content is man's reason in its three forms.
Señor Medena sat at the head of the long dining table, his three daughters on his left.
What if Señor Medena had three boys instead of three girls?
Morning dawned on about three inches of snowfall and it was still coming down.
It rang three times and then Jonathan answered.
That was the last thing she remembered until she opened her eyes again and found all three of them hanging over her.
Beyond that, less than three feet separated the road from the edge of a cliff.
Three weeks after she began working for the Giddons, they had the pool filled.
Giddon paid no attention to the three at the pool, patting Diablo's nose and talking softly to him as if no one was around.
Of course, living in an apartment with three girls couldn't be easy.
Three pair of hostile eyes turned on the sandy-haired youth.
Since each wagon had three teams of horses, that could become time consuming - and time was their enemy.
It had been two years since their mother had died - three since their father had run off with that harlot.
But we're only three days out of Ashley - at the most.
As they watched, three Indians rode around a bend in the gully and passed below them.
We'd have waited for you, but we was outnumbered three to one and didn't have time to look for you.
I know you love me, but when people find out I lived with the Indians for three years...
He told me he got on a ship in Galveston and sailed for three years.
If all their conversations in the three months he had been coming to the diner were put together, it was doubtful that they would make a respectable paragraph.
I have over three thousand acres.
Three empty bedrooms were closed off to the heat, as well as a full bath that looked as though it hadn't been used in years.
There was an old treadle sewing machine with carved drawers and even a grandfathers' clock, stating the permanent time of three p.m.
Three more hours back?
There is a chest of drawers and a three-quarter bed in the attic.
I was hoping I was simply a few weeks late, but it's been over three now and then this started.
Which made three times you were broaching the subject of matrimony and I thwarted your attempts.
It began with a glance as we passed each other the first time, a smile the next two or three laps, and then a pretend rest stop.
There are three small rooms upstairs but we'll explain about them later.
The left side of Howie's head was absent hair and a series of three dark scars were visible.
The three guests exempted the hosts and rolled.
One Wizard is worth three Sorcerers.
He placed one upon the floor, so that it could run around, and pulled apart the other, making three piglets in all; and then one of these was pulled apart, making four piglets.
Then the three held a counsel to decide what they should do next, but could think of no way to better their condition.
"We shall throw you three people into the Garden of the Twining Vines," said the Princess, "and they will soon crush you and devour your bodies to make themselves grow bigger.
The horse was plunging madly about, and two or three deep gashes appeared upon its flanks, from which the blood flowed freely.
All three got into the buggy and Zeb picked up the reins, though Jim needed no guidance of any sort.
"Half-past three," he said.
The three men, as they passed, looked down and saw the little birds fluttering in the cold, wet grass.
Then all three of them laughed heartily.
After you have written three or four words, you can put them together, can you not?
One morning I locked my mother up in the pantry, where she was obliged to remain three hours, as the servants were in a detached part of the house.
It was the third of March, 1887, three months before I was seven years old.
A day or two afterward I was stringing beads of different sizes in symmetrical groups--two large beads, three small ones, and so on.
I doubt if there are three such men in Concord.
But this puts an infinitely worse face on the matter, and suggests, beside, that probably not even the other three succeed in saving their souls, but are perchance bankrupt in a worse sense than they who fail honestly.
Three others were romping with a young bear, one pulling him by the chain and trying to set him at the others.
Those three got hold of a bear somewhere, put it in a carriage, and set off with it to visit some actresses!
"I can see through you and three yards into the ground under you," he continued, gazing at the floor in front of Dron.
There were only three bedrooms, and because she had to get up the earliest, she was the lucky one to have a room of her own - with the exception of Brandon, of course.
For the next three days the clinic would be closed.
A wide porch peeked from behind three stucco arches.
He was still a senior in high school, but how would Mom feel if he lived in a house with three women?