Story Sentence Examples
That's an incredible story, Martha.
He told his wonderful story to the king; but the king would not believe him.
What's the story on sweet Lydia?
It is a sad story, but if you will try to restrain your tears I will tell you about it.
I must tell you, mon cher," he continued in the sad and measured tones of a man who intends to tell a long story, "that our name is one of the most ancient in France."Advertisement
It's a beautiful story.
Every dead soldier has a face, a story, and a bereaved family.
The guy is a story and a half.
I could make up some story; maybe I'm writing a magazine piece.
I will tell you another story of the same brave and famous king.Advertisement
If you could only read, you might learn that story and enjoy it.
That night when Christopher went home he had a wonderful story to tell.
Everything Miss Sullivan taught me she illustrated by a beautiful story or a poem.
A little girl in a story was not courageous.
I am perfectly sure I wrote the story myself.Advertisement
I left a message, from Tommy, his so called fishing buddy, saying I had a fish story for him and requesting him to call as soon as possible.
His story checked out, and after extensive questioning, the police released him.
But that's another story for another day.
Nice story, but that's about all it is.
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The inscription confirms in every respect the Buddhist story, and makes it certain that, at the time when it was put up, the tradition now handed down in the books was current at the spot.
But when it is granted that the ancient Hebrews, like other primitive peoples, had their own mythical and traditional figures, the story of Cain becomes less obscure.
And Prince Hippolyte began to tell his story in such Russian as a Frenchman would speak after spending about a year in Russia.
Dean tried hard to exclude Jennifer Radisson from consideration as a malefactor, although he reluctantly admitted his sole reason to pass on her as a suspect was his belief in her story.
The chance of anyone believing the story was practically nil.Advertisement
Lydia Larkin thought the story was nonsense.
He adlibbed a ridiculous story of wanting do a magazine piece on Shipton and began to flatter the listener, saying he was recommended as a prime source of accurate information.
The oldest form of his story is found in the Passio ascribed to Eucherius, bishop of Lyons, c. 450, who relates how the "Theban" legion commanded by Mauritius was sent to north Italy to reinforce the army of Maximinian.
According to another story, her son Perseus, on his return with the head of Medusa, finding his mother persecuted by Polydectes, turned him into stone, and took Danae back with him to Argos.
The story of Talos, the Cretan man of brass, who heated himself red-hot and clasped strangers in his embrace as soon as they landed on the island, is probably of similar origin.
He had some knowledge of authentic history, and rejected the more marvellous elements of the story.
Another notice occurs in the story of Nicolo Conti (c. 1440), who explains the name to mean "Island of Gold," and speaks of a lake with peculiar virtues as existing in it.
The story of the administrative development of the Church in the 5th century is mainly the story of the final emergence and constitution of the great " patriarchates," as authorities superior to metropolitans and provincial synods.
In the quiet of a country town, far removed from actual contact with painful scenes, but on the edge of the whirlwind raised by the Fugitive Slave Bill, memory and imagination had full scope, and she wrote for serial publication in The National Era, an anti-slavery paper of Washington, D.C., the story of "Uncle Tom's Cabin; or, Life among the Lowly."
She reinforced her story with A Key to Uncle Tom's Cabin, in which she accumulated a large number of documents and testimonies against the great evil; and in 1853 she made a journey to Europe, devoting herself especially to creating an entente cordiale between Englishwomen and Americans on the question of the day.
The story is that the Romans, entangled in a defile, were suffering from thirst.
But the most famous story in which he figures is that of his wife Eurydice.
The story in this form belongs to the time of Virgil, who first introduces the name of Aristaeus.
The story is repeated of Dionysus; he is torn in pieces, and his head is carried down to Lesbos.
The whole story of the different sugars existing in the planttheir relations and their several functionsrequires renewed investigation.
The whole story points to a general distribution of flowering plants from the northern hemisphere southwards.
The conception of the north-western route to Cathay now leads the story of exploration, for the first time as far as important and sustained efforts are concerned, towards the Arctic seas.
This part of the story is fully told.
It is surrounded on the first story by a sixteensided gallery (the Hochmiinster) adorned by antique marble and granite columns, of various sizes, brought by Charlemagne's orders from Rome, Ravenna and Trier.
The charge of perjury at once collapsed and was withdrawn on January 6th, the opening of the grave definitely putting an end to the story of an identity between the two men.
Reaching Beaton's Mill he revealed his identity, and, according to the popular story, was killed on the 11 th of June 1488 by a soldier in the guise of a priest who had been called in to shrive him.
The story of the youth of Moses is, as is commonly the case with great heroes, of secondary origin; moreover, the circumstances of his birth as related in Exod.
His great work, the forcing into common law of the principles of civil law, was unaccomplished; but Story says "he seemed about to accomplish [it]; for his arguments before the Supreme Court were crowded with the principles of the Roman Law, wrought into the texture of the Common Law with great success."
But it took firm root on Norman soil; it made its way to England at an early stage of its growth, and from that time it went on developing and improving on both sides of the Channel till the artistic revolution came by which, throughout northern Europe, the Romanesque styles gave way to the Gothic. Thus the history of architecture in England during the 11th and 12th centuries is a very different story from the history of the art in Sicily during the same time.
In a certain sense he knew better; at any rate, he often repeats the words of those who knew better; but the general impression given by his story is that the plebeians were a low mob and their leaders factious and interested ringleaders of a mob.
The story that Earl Godwine himself was of churlish birth, whether true or false, marks the possibility of such a rise.
She is said to have been rescued from the hands of Death by Heracles, who arrived upon the scene at an opportune moment; a later story represents her as cured of a dangerous illness by his skill.
Dr Thomson, in his Story of New Zealand, quotes a Maori tradition, published by Sir George Grey, that certain islands, among which it names Rarotonga, Parima and Manono, are islands near Hawaiki.
The probable origin of the story is the part traditionally taken in the foundation of Syracuse by the Iamidae of Olympia, who identified the spring Arethusa with their own river Alpheus, and the nymph with Artemis Alpheiaia, who was worshipped at Ortygia.
About this time an attack upon the city was made by the Achinese fleet, under the raja of Pedir in Sumatra; and Xavier's early biographers relate a dramatic story of how he roused the governor to action.
This story is open to grave suspicion, as, apart from the miracles recorded, there are wide discrepancies between the secular Portuguese histories and the narratives written or inspired by Jesuit chroniclers of the 17th century.
The whole story was an imaginary embroidery of the facts that barnacles attach themselves to submerged timber and that a species of goose is known as the bernicle goose.
He composed a play on the beheading of St John the Baptist, and another, a morality satirizing church abuses, in the setting of episodes from the story of Dionysius the Tyrant, both of which were performed in 1540 in the play - field of Dundee.
There is a well-known story of the last of the race being killed by Sir Ewen Cameron of Lochiel in 1680, but there is evidence of wolves having survived in Sutherlandshire and other parts into the following century (perhaps as late as 1743), though the date of their final extinction cannot be accurately fixed.
Froude rejects the whole story, Divorce of Catherine of Aragon, p. 54; and see Friedman's Anne Boleyn, ii.
The author designates the story of the later empire at Constantinople (after Heraclius) as " a uniform tale of weakness and misery," a judgment which is entirely false; and in accordance with this doctrine, he makes the empire, which is his proper subject, merely a string for connecting great movements which affected it, such as the Saracen conquests, the Crusades, the Mongol invasions, the Turkish conquests.
The story of the settlement of the national and tribal ancestors in Palestine is interrupted by an account of the southward movement of Jacob (or Israel) and his sons into a district under the immediate influence of the kings of Egypt.
The story of the " exodus " is that of the religious birth of " Israel," joined by covenant with the national god Yahweh' whose aid in times of peril and need ' On the name see Jehovah, Tetragrammaton.
On the contrary, the statement that there was continual warfare is supplemented in Chronicles by the story of a victory over Israel by Abijah the son of Rehoboam.
On the other hand, Chronicles has a different story with a novel prelude.
The story of the last scene in Elisha's life implies in Joash an easily contented disposition which hindered him from completing his successes.
The story of this scribe (now combined with the memoirs of Nehemiah) crystallizes the new movement inaugurated after a return of exiles from Babylonia.
Again, although some may have desired a self-contained community opposed to the heathen neighbours of Jerusalem, the story of Jonah implicitly contends against the attempt of Judaism to close its doors.
There is a story of a priest named Onias preserved both by Josephus and in the Talmud, which throws some light upon the indecision of the religious in the period just reviewed.
The story of the Jews in Russia and Rumania remains a black spot on the European record.
The story of the baetylus, or stone swallowed by Saturn under the belief that it was his son, the Cretan Zeus, seems to cover the same idea and has been derived from the same Semitic word.
The political history during the royal period is, like that of the other colonies, the story of a constant struggle between the representatives of the people and the representatives of the crown.
Naundorff's story rested on a series of complicated intrigues.
That they have been affected by the growth of popular tradition is patent from the traces of duplicate narratives, from the difficulty caused, for example, by the story of Goliath, and from a closer study of the chapters.
Lancelot, however, is not an original member of the cycle, and the development of his story is still a source of considerable perplexity to the critic.
The story of the loves of Lancelot and Guenevere, as related by Chretien, has about it nothing spontaneous and genuine; in no way can it be compared with the story of Tristan and Iseult.
Moreover, the Arthurian story was the popular story of the day, and Tristan did not belong to the magic circle, though he was ultimately introduced, somewhat clumsily, it must be admitted, within its bounds.
Here we must distinguish between the Lancelot proper and the LancelotGuenevere versions; so far as the latter are concerned, we cannot get behind the version of Chretien, - nowhere, prior to the composition of the Chevalier de la Charrette is there any evidence of the existence of such a story.
Saving and excepting the incident of his being stolen and brought up by a water-fairy (from a Lai relating which adventure the whole story probably started), there is absolutely nothing in Lancelot's character or career to distinguish him from any other romantic hero of the period.
English readers, who know the story only through the medium of Malory's noble prose and Tennyson's melodious verse, carry away an impression entirely foreign to that produced by a study of the original literature.
In the Golden Legend of Jacobus de Voragine (13th century) and the Mystbre de la Passion of Jean Michel (15th century) and Arnoul Greban (15th century), the story of Oedipus is associated with the name of Judas.
Even to the present day the legend has 1 It is probable that the story of the piercing of his feet is a subsequent invention to explain the name, or is due to a false etymology (from oih&o), 01St rovs in reality meaning the "wise" (from oTSa), chiefly in reference to his having solved the riddle, the syllable - irovs having no significance.
In the later part of his story Herodotus is dependent on the family traditions of Harpagus, whose treason is justified by the cruelty with which Astyages had treated him (the story of Atreus and Thyestes is transferred to them).
Parts of this story are preserved also in Strabo xv.
Ctesias ap. Photium 2-7; many traces of it were afterwards transferred to the story of Ardashir I.
The famous story of Herodotus, that the conqueror condemned Croesus to the stake, from which he was saved by the intervention of the gods, is quite inconsistent with the Persian religion.
He first thought of becoming a minister at a very early date, if we may believe a story contained in the Memoires of the duchesse d'Abrantes, to the effect that in May 1789 the queen tried to bribe him, but that he refused this and expressed his wish to be a minister.
A little farther down the river is St Robert's cave, which is supposed to have been the residence of the hermit, and in 1744 was the scene of the murder of Daniel Clarke by Eugene Aram, whose story is told in Lytton's wellknown novel.
The story in Acts differs slightly from that in Josephus, who describes how in the midst of his elation he saw an owl perched over his head.
A third account omits all the apocryphal elements in the story and says that Agrippa was assassinated by the Romans, who objected to his growing power.
It may, however, be pleaded in extenuation that he is professedly a transcriber, and, if his story be correct, a transcriber in peculiarly unfavourable circumstances.
His reign, after a few passing years of barren successes, was a long story of political and military decay and disaster.
An island in Loch Awe has a Celtic legend containing the principal features of Arthurian story; but in this case the word is "berries" instead of "apples."
Gamma (1661, on the same story as Tennyson's Cup) especially deserves notice.
The story is reminiscent of the old form of marriage by capture.
There is told of him a story which illustrates the temper of the early humanistic revival in Italy.
It is not, however, necessary to deal with the agricultural evolution of continental Europe, the gradual progress of agriculture as a whole being well enough typified in the story of its development in England, which indeed has led the way in modern times.
The same story of declining prices applies to oats.
The story of this remarkable election has been told by James Beal, one of the most active supporters of Mill's candidature.
The remaining history of the dynasty is a wretched story of the struggle of different claimants, while the different factors of the kingdom, the cities and barbarian races, more and more assert their independence.
After all, it is only a question of probabilities, and the difficulties of fitting a wife and child into the story seem to be very great, whether we conceive them left behind by Demetrius in Italy, or sent out of the country before him.
The story that he owed this promotion solely to the influence of Barras and Josephine is, however, an exaggeration.
If the story is correct, his acts at Bayonne showed once more his custom of biding his time in order to take an overwhelming revenge.
The rest of the story must be told very briefly.
After 1600 B.C. the palaces in Crete had more than one story, fine stairways, bath-chambers, windows, folding and sliding doors, &c. In this later period, the distinction of blocks of apartments in some palaces has been held to indicate the seclusion of women in harems, at least among the ruling caste.
The story of his origin is very obscure.
But it is not unlikely that this story was invented to supersede the account of the incestuous union of Conchobar with his sister, which seems to be hinted at on various occasions.
It does not seem to have been the author's original intention to publish any letterpress to this enormous work, but to let the plates tell their own story, though finally, with the assistance, as is now known, of William Macgillivray, a text, on the whole more than respectable, was produced in five large Ma egil- octavos under the title of Ornithological Biography, of liyr ay.
The mosaics of the atrium date from 1200 to 1300; the subjects are taken from Old Testament story.
Alexander Black's Story of Ohio (Boston, 1888) is a short popular account.
In this connexion Yaqui tells a curious story of the opening of one of the tombs by the caliph, which in spite of fabulous incidents, recalling the legend of Roderic the Goth, shows some traces of local knowledge.
Information having been communicated to Rome, the whole of the Cenci family were arrested early in 1599; but the story of the hardships they underwent in prison is greatly exaggerated.
Shelley's tragedy is well known as a magnificent piece of writing, although the author adopts a purely fictitious version of the story.
When we turn to the British Islands we find, as we should expect, no traces of the Druids in England and Wales after the conquest of Anglesea mentioned above, except in the story of Vortigern as recounted by Nennius.
More remarkable still is the story of Etain.
He wrote nothing but a critical examination of the story of Don Carlos, but he returned to Germany a master of his craft.
The genuineness of the letter (on which, by the way, depends the story of Godfrey's agreement with Dagobert) has been impeached by Prutz and Kugler, and doubted by Rohricht.
According to the story of the legists who wrote these books - e.g.
The story of the legists is now generally rejected.
Thus the story of the legists shrinks down to the regular myth of the primitive legislator, used to give an air of respectability to law-books, which really record an unwritten custom.
According to the accepted story, it was here that the goddess first landed when she emerged from the sea.
A similar story appears in the Book of Enoch, and Tertullian has much to say about the wicked angels who revealed to men the knowledge of gold and silver, of lustrous stones, and of the power of herbs, and who introduced the arts of astrology and magic upon the earth.
The composite nature of the story makes an identification of the exact site difficult, but one of the narrators (E) seems to have in.
Another story is that a rock hung over his head ready to fall and crush him (Euripides, Orestes, 5).
The story of Tantalus is an echo of a semi-Greek kingdom, which had its seat at Sipylus, the oldest and holiest city of Lydia, the remains of which are still visible.
The story of Memnon was the subject of the lost Aethiopis of Arctinus of Miletus; the chief source from which our knowledge of him is derived is the second book of the Posthomerica of Quintus Smyrnaeus (itself probably an adaptation of the works of Arctinus and Lesches), where his exploits and death are described at length.
It may be pointed out, however, that the story which represents him as boasting of his ability to make a better world than this is of late authority.
For our part, we are not disinclined to believe that the Robin Hood story has some historical basis, however fanciful and romantic the superstructure.
We parallel it with the Arthurian story, and hold that, just as there was probably a real Arthur, however different from the hero of the trouveres, so there was a real Hood, however now enlarged and disguised by the accretions of legend.
But whether he lived or not, and whenever he lived, it is certain that many mythical elements are contained in his story.
How certain it is that the Robin Hood story attracted to it and appropriated other elements is illustrated by its subsequent history - its history after the 14th century.
The story is localized in Barnsdale and Sherwood, i.e.
Cheyne thinks this story the attempt of a later age to explain the long independence of Gibeon and the use of the Gibeonites as slaves in Solomon's temple.
He chose the legend of Tannhauser, collecting his materials from the ancient Tannhauser-Lied, the Volksbuch, Tieck's poetical Erzahlung, Hoffmann's story of Der Sangerkrieg, and the medieval poem on Der Wartburgkrieg.
The elaborate choral writing sometimes rises to almost Hellenic regions of dramatic art; and there is no crudeness in the passages that carry on the story quietly in reaction from the climaxes - a test far too severe for Tannhauser and rather severe for even the mature works of Gluck and Weber.
It matters little that Parsifal requires two nameless attendant characters in a long opening scene, for the sole purpose of telling the antecedents of the story, when a situation is thereby revealed which for subtlety and power has hardly a parallel since Greek tragedy.
But with Der Ring des Nibelungen Wagner devoted himself to a story which any ordinary dramatist would find as unwieldy as, for instance, most of Shakespeare's subjects; a story in which ordinary canons of taste and probability were violated as they are in real life and in great art.
There is little doubt that some redundant narratives in the Ring were of earlier conception than the four complete dramas, and that their survival is due partly to Wagner's natural affection for work on which he had spent pains, and partly to a dim notion that (like Browning's method in The Ring and the Book) they might serve to reveal the story afresh in the light of each character.
Be this as it may, we may confidently date the purification of Wagner's music at the moment when he set to work on a story which carried him finally away from that world of stereotyped operatic passions into which he had already breathed so much disturbing life.
He believes that he is once more with Briinnhilde on the Valkyries' mountain height; and the harmonies of her awakening move in untroubled splendour till the light of life fades with the light of day and the slain hero is carried to the Gibichung's hall through the moonlit mists, while the music of love and death tells in terrible triumph more of his story than he ever knew.
Apart from the gain in tragic force resulting from Wagner's masterly development of the character of Brangaene, the raw material of the story was already suggestive of that astounding combination of the contrasted themes of love and death, the musical execution of which involves a harmonic range almost as far beyond that of its own day as the ordinary harmonic range of the 19th century is beyond that of the 16th.
The story of Dionysus and Ariadne was a favourite subject for reliefs and wall-paintings.
A separate stratum in the Gilgamesh epic is formed by the story of Eabani - introduced as the friend of Gilgamesh, who joins him in his adventures.
There can be no doubt that Eabani, who symbolizes primeval man, was a figure originally entirely independent of Gilgamesh, but his story was incorporated into the epic by that natural process to be observed in the national epics of other peoples, which tends to connect the favourite hero with all kinds of tales that for one reason or the other become embedded in the popular mind.
During the visit Ut-Napishtim tells Gilgamesh the story of the flood and of his miraculous escape.
In the r i th tablet, Ut-Napishtim tells the famous story of the Babylonian flood, which is so patently attached to Gilgamesh in a most artificial manner.
The common story, that she appeared before the Hungarian magnates in the diet at Pressburg in 1741 with her infant son, afterwards Joseph II., in her arms, and so worked on their feelings that they shouted Moriamur pro rege nostro Maria Theresia, is only mythically true.
For a critical examination of the story see Schwegler, Romische Geschichte, bks.
The story of Alexander's relations with Savonarola is narrated under the latter heading; it is sufficient to say here that the pope's hostility was due to the friar's outspoken invectives against papal corruption and to his appeals for a General Council.
Froissart relates that he was burned to death through his bedclothes catching fire; Secousse says that he died in peace with many signs of contrition; another story says he died of leprosy; and a popular legend tells how he expired by a divine judgment through the burning of the clothes steeped in sulphur and spirits in which he had been wrapped as a cure for a loathsome disease caused by his debauchery.
John Wilkinson and John Story of Westmorland, together with William Rogers of Bristol, raised a party against Fox concerning the management of the affairs of the society, regarding with suspicion any fixed arrangement for meetings for conducting church business, and in fact hardly finding a place for such meetings at all.
The story of the destruction of the library by the Arabs is first told by Bar-hebraeus (Abulfaragius), a Christian writer who lived six centuries later; and it is of very doubtful authority.
Encouragement and help have been given by the local Archaeological Society, and by many individuals, notably Greeks justly proud of a city which is one of the glories of their national story.
According to the story of Hicks's cook, one of the survivors, the general was the last officer to fall, pierced by the spear of the khalifa Mahommed Sherif.
All later Buddhist accounts, whether Pali or Sanskrit, repeat the same story.
On the story of Cain, see especially Sta de,A kademische Reden,pp.229-273; Ed.
It was discovered, so the story went, in a cavern in Galilee where it had been hidden for a thousand years.
Whatever be the historical worth of this story, it may safely be said that it cannot be disproved by deductive reasoning from the premisses of abstract logic. The most we can do is to assert that a universe in which such things are liable to happen on a large scale is unfitted for the practical application of the theory of cardinal numbers.
The story of the next few years is but a dismal record of aggression and of reprisals leading to fresh aggression.
Besides his Divan, he left a beautiful mesnevi on the story of Leyli and Mejnun, as well as some prose works little inferior to his poetry.
The story of the fleece was as follows.
According to the original story, the crew consisted of the chief members of Jason's own race, the Minyae.
The story of the expedition of the Argonauts is very old.
The story of the Waterloo Campaign is told under its own heading.
In place of the movements of great fleets to a single end, we have a nine years' story (1805-1814) of cruising for the protection of commerce, of convoy, of colonial expeditions to capture French, Dutch or Spanish possessions and of combined naval and military operations in which the British navy was engaged in carrying troops to various countries, and in supporting them on shore.
In 1885 he published, after long indecision, his volume of poems, A Child's Garden of Verses, an inferior story, The Body Snatcher, and that admirable romance, Prince Otto, in which the peculiar quality of Stevenson's style was displayed at its highest.
According to the story in Genesis, Noah's ark was large enough to contain his family and representatives of each kind of animal.
The story of Conselheiro is a remarkable one.
Whatever doubt hangs over the details of the story, it seems clear that the earl made a promise to support the claims of his host upon the English succession.
The remaining story of Lamartine's life is somewhat melancholy.
The poets of the Augustan age, who were deeply interested both in his philosophy and in his poetry, are entirely silent about the tragical story of his life.
Anthony a Wood prophesied that he would one day break his neck while running downstairs after a retreating guest, in the hope of extracting a story from him.
The story that Phoenician merchants found a glass-like substance under their cooking pots, which had been supported on blocks of natron, need not be discarded as pure fiction.
The story of Athaliah forms the subject of one of Racine's best tragedies.
Sigurd acquired great fame and riches by slaying the dragon Fafnir, but the chief interest of the story centres round his connexion with the court of the Burgundian king Gunnar (Gunther).
You may believe the story that you like best.
Of what other story does this remind you?
I tell this story to make a comparison between modern times and the past.
The Roman story went on.
In a speech to the House of Representatives at this same time, Congressman Davy Crockett told the story of getting chewed out by a constituent for voting for a $20,000 emergency relief bill for the homeless in a city just wiped out by a fire.
I wrote the story when I was at home, the autumn after I had learned to speak.
Before we began the story Miss Sullivan explained to me the things that she knew I should not understand, and as we read on she explained the unfamiliar words.
One reading was sufficient to stamp every detail of the story upon my memory forever.
I had often read the story, but I had never felt the charm of Rip's slow, quaint, kind ways as I did in the play.
I will tell you a little story about Plymouth.
I thank you very much for the beautiful story about Lord Fauntleroy, and so does teacher.
I am reading a very sad story, called "Little Jakey."
It is a very pretty story, and I will tell it to you some time.
It is fitting that Miss Keller's "Story of My Life" should appear at this time.
The way in which Miss Keller wrote her story shows, as nothing else can show, the difficulties she had to overcome.
She saw, too, that her story properly fell into short chapters and redivided it.
In rewriting the story, Miss Keller made corrections on separate pages on her braille machine.
The person said her story was called "Frost Fairies."
Perhaps this was a confused recollection of the story I had heard not long before about Red Riding Hood.
From time to time she smoothed the folds of her dress, and whenever the story produced an effect she glanced at Anna Pavlovna, at once adopted just the expression she saw on the maid of honor's face, and again relapsed into her radiant smile.
But what is best of all," he went on, his excitement subsiding under the delightful interest of his own story, "is that the sergeant in charge of the cannon which was to give the signal to fire the mines and blow up the bridge, this sergeant, seeing that the French troops were running onto the bridge, was about to fire, but Lannes stayed his hand.
Prince Andrew remembered the story of Suvorov giving his saber to Bagration in Italy, and the recollection was particularly pleasant at that moment.
Mademoiselle Bourienne knew a story, heard from her aunt but finished in her own way, which she liked to repeat to herself.
Mademoiselle Bourienne was often touched to tears as in imagination she told this story to him, her seducer.
His hearers expected a story of how beside himself and all aflame with excitement, he had flown like a storm at the square, cut his way in, slashed right and left, how his saber had tasted flesh and he had fallen exhausted, and so on.
And with a Frenchman's easy and naive frankness the captain told Pierre the story of his ancestors, his childhood, youth, and manhood, and all about his relations and his financial and family affairs, "ma pauvre mere" playing of course an important part in the story.
Thus the captain touchingly recounted the story of his love for a fascinating marquise of thirty-five and at the same time for a charming, innocent child of seventeen, daughter of the bewitching marquise.
Listening to the story of the struggle between love and duty, Pierre saw before his eyes every minutest detail of his last meeting with the object of his love at the Sukharev water tower.
More than anything else in Pierre's story the captain was impressed by the fact that Pierre was very rich, had two mansions in Moscow, and that he had abandoned everything and not left the city, but remained there concealing his name and station.
So one might have thought that regarding this period of the campaign the historians, who attributed the actions of the mass to the will of one man, would have found it impossible to make the story of the retreat fit their theory.
Princess Mary understood his story and sympathized with him, but she now saw something else that absorbed all her attention.
Almost every traveler has a horror story about having to eat what was available along the road and the price he or she paid for those choices later down the trail.
In this uplifting, yet tragic story about aspiring artists, the music stirs your soul and you will leave the theater singing.
Her dark eyes fixed on Carmen, eagerly waiting for the rest of the story.
You know the rest of that story.
Maybe he had swallowed her story.
It's a long story.
You'd have to know the whole story.
They looked unused... his mothers' hobby, or was there a sad story?
The statement was an open invitation but she was several conversations wiser now, and waited for him to volunteer the rest of the story.
He felt the mother's demeanor suggested she was preparing a bogus story.
The girl tells an incredible story.
Jackson believes my story.
Molly thought this was a splendid story.
I was buttonholed by two middle-aged men who alternated telling me their life story.
She frowned, uncertain what to think of his story.
She glimpsed Selyn and even herself in his story.
I told Fitzgerald to quit all this hero business so you don't have to worry about having to back up some cartoon story.
I'd just like to know the whole story.
He found himself drawn to her again, almost too strongly to resist, and reminded himself something was off about her story.
Keep in mind there's more to the story than what there appears to be, Andre added.
There was more to the story of their deals.
At one point, Fate had told him a story about how he tricked the goddess into a series of agreements that landed her out of a job.
For the first time in their history, they stood a real chance of turning a sordid love story into a pure one.
After listening to her story, Carmen gave her the latest information on Alex's recovery.
That's the long story?
It's a really good story.
He'll have to tell you that story.
What a beautiful story, Wynn summarized.
Rhyn, whose last words to her had been to find him, if she wanted to know the full story.
Deidre struggled to absorb the wild story, unable to comprehend most of it.
I've never heard a good story about him, but he seemed … nice.
This response was more guarded, less amused, enough to tip off Deidre that there was more to the story.
No, no, it's a really good story.
Despite Hannah's criticisms, she would still rather be here than at her apartment, even knowing Hannah would never believe her story about Toby and the death dealer.
It's a long story, one you don't necessarily need to know to understand your circumstances.
The story didn't sit well with her.
There's more to the story.
Sensing some sort of lurid story, all five of them waited for her to speak.
She appeared to be telling a story, and not a very good one based on the angry shade to her features.
Cynthia gently prodded the woman until Edith Shipton began to relate her story, speaking in almost a monotone.
They gleaned from her story that, as suspected, she came from a moneyed background.
Dean tried to minimize Edith's story but Fred pressed them until Cynthia related, in broad detail, all Edith had told them.
After listening to her this morning, I'm beginning to wonder if we're getting the whole story about Jerome Shipton.
You doubt the story?
But when I met her, the boy wasn't even with her and she laid this soap opera story on me about leaving Shipton and being pregnant.
This was a very romantic story.
I knew her story couldn't be as simple as Claire made it out to be—wanted it to be.
I read a story once where this here woman pretended to be crazy, eating bugs and stuff like that....
That Edgar Poe guy wrote a story about the obvious being overlooked.
I'd like to hear Donnie's side of the story about the drowning of Shipton's son, too.
His version of the accident was entirely different from the story Ryland said Edith told him.
She obsessed with the Annie Quincy story, and....
It makes the story much nicer.
But instead, her told Cynthia the story of the message Annie scratched on her windowpane.
Here's Jerome Shipton concocting a story, blaming his wife for something she really did!
Why do they always have to tell me their life story?
Frederick appeared to be taken aback both by the story, and the speed at which Sarah relayed it.
Jackson began to recount the whole story and with all the "Oh my Gods!" and "You're kiddings!"
Jackson slowly went through the whole story with her.
His story being that their family dealt in oil and real estate, and he managed some of their holdings.
No, it's not really a problem, and I'd much rather hear your story.
Sarah continued her story, turning to Jackson, "The only thing missing… you weren't there to give me away."
Sarah related whole story, ending with, "Never thought I'd see the day that man would have a moral compass, let alone be one."
Connor began to recount the story until Jackson stopped him.
A lot of men started out not wanting children, but when they saw their own children it was another story.
Then start from the beginning. Tell me your story.
It's a long story. I have a mate waiting for me, if he hasn't gone off and killed himself.
We've got some time before morning. What's your story?
Suddenly, Deidre's vague story of lost love and Gabe's bitterness towards her clicked.
They shouldn't be. I heard a story once about the Army of Souls. I'm wondering if they are what Darkyn was after, not killing Death.
She wrote a cover story about how the police force is sitting around on their thumbs while the poor widow's little twin darlings remain missing.
The story of the inefficiencies of the Parkside Police caught his attention.
They reached a compromise and Baratto began to half-tell his story until Dean found an all-night truck stop, miles north of Parkside.
Dean explained about his visit from Byrne's fellow employee and the young man's story about the possible girl friend.
Not for a minute—but it's a great story.
Dean was getting tired of telling the story of the ever-popular Wassermann twins, but related it one more time.
The story described an annual one-week bike tour of the Colorado Rockies and the address for information was circled and underlined.
Now that he knew the story he was as cold and precise as if he were giving out a speeding ticket to an out-of-state Caddy.
It's a long story but I have to find Cynthia first—it's crucial.
What made you think Byrne would believe a cock-and-bull story like that?
There was probably a funny story behind it.
So, what's the story behind sugar?
Of course, there were two sides to every story, but from what he had observed first hand, she was right.
The situation with Alex and Lori was another story.
Destiny was another story.
I take it there's a story behind this.
For the Others, it's a different story.
Taran listened, disturbed by her story.
His decision to stay at the hacienda last night had nearly caused him to miss it, but that was another story altogether.
After supper the twins and Destiny crawled into his lap and listened quietly as he read them a story.
Maybe that was what she needed to do – tell the entire story to an unbiased audience.
He nodded, apparently still waiting to hear the rest of the story.
She drew her knees up to her chest and gnawed on her lower lip as she considered the rest of that story.
Katie visited after church to check on her and demanded to know the entire story.
He accepted the story about the woman as if it were common place - or maybe it was no surprise.
No wonder Justin had concocted the story about working on a poultry farm.
I thought the story about his job at the poultry farm was only a cover - some trumped up story to establish credence.
When Xander tells the story, it was the Originals that did it.
After hearing his story, she almost felt sorry for him.
She realized he wasn't telling her a story just for idle talk.
What happened soon became apparent; there was a neat hole in the top story of the building where Xander's condo used to be.
The story was unknown to Arthur Duck, fellow of All Souls, who wrote Chicheley's life in 1617.
The story that Pyrrhus attempted to frighten Fabricius by the sight of an elephant is probably a fiction.
One of these myths is the famous story of Ishtar's descent to Irkalla or Aralu, as the lower world was called, and her reception by her sister who presides over it; the other is the story of Nergal's offence against Ereshkigal, his banishment to the kingdom controlled by the goddess and the reconciliation between Nergal and Ereshkigal through the latter's offer to have Nergal share the honours of the rule over Irkalla.
In her self-revelations she followed Rousseau, her first master in style, but while Rousseau in his Confessions darkened all the shadows, George Sand is the heroine of her story, often frail and faulty, but always a woman more sinned against than sinning.
I thought I had simply been writing a story, and discovered that I had unwittingly been preaching Saint-Simonianism.
Listen to a story and weep. There was a good artist called Watelet, the best aquafortis engraver of his day.
The mention of Liszt has led us to anticipate the end of the story, and we must revert to 1836, when the acquaintance began.
There is a story that he constructed a burning mirror which set the Roman ships on fire when they were within a bowshot of the wall.
According to one story, Archimedes was puzzled till one day, as he was stepping into a bath and observed the water running over, it occurred to him that the excess of bulk occasioned by the introduction of alloy could be measured by putting the crown and an equal weight of gold separately into a vessel filled with water, and observing the difference of overflow.
According to the story, Evander left the Arcadian town of Pallantion about sixty years before the Trojan War and founded Pallanteum or Palatium on the hill afterwards called the Palatine.
Between 1283 and 1290, a Bavarian disciple of Wolfram's 2 adopted the story and developed it into an epic poem of nearly 8000 lines, incorporating episodes of Lohengrin's prowess in tournament, his wars with Henry I.
The story was followed closely in its main outlines by Richard Wagner in his opera Lohengrin.
But in French story Helyas is not the son of Parzival, but of the king and queen of Lillefort, and the story of his birth, of himself, his five brothers and one sister is, with variations, that of "the seven swans" persecuted by the wicked grandmother, which figures in the pages of Grimm and Hans Andersen.
Some of them were baptized; the territory which was afterwards known as the duchy of Normandy was ceded to them; but the story of the marriage of their chief Rollo with a sister of the king, related by the chronicler Dudo of Saint Quentin, is very doubtful.
In another annual called the Gem appeared the poem on the story of "Eugene Aram," which first manifested the full extent of that poetical vigour which seemed to advance just in proportion as his physical health declined.
The Troy-book, undertaken at the command of Henry V., then prince of Wales, dates from 1412-1420; the Story of Thebes from 1420-1422; and the Falls of Princes towards 1430.
According to the story, he immediately proceeded northward to the kingdom of Ulidia (east Ulster), though a certain tradition represents him as going to Meath.
The story in picturesque fashion makes Patrick challenge the royal authority by lighting the Paschal fire on the hill of Slane on the night of Easter Eve.
But when the story passes to Ireland Muirchu's narrative becomes full of the mythical element.
According to a later story, Achilles, after he had slain the Amazonian queen Penthesilea, bitterly lamented her death; for this he was reviled by Thersites, who even insulted the body of the dead queen.
The story of the founding of the castle resembles that connected with the city of Carthage.
In the later story, according to Dares and Dictys, he was said to have treacherously opened the gates of Troy to the enemy; in return for which, at the general sack of the city, his house, distinguished by a panther's skin at the door, was spared by the victors.
The story of the slaying of Medusa by Athena, in which there is no certain evidence that she played a direct part, explained by Roscher as the scattering of the storm-cloud, probably arose from the fact that she is represented as wearing the Gorgon's head as a badge.
The story of Camillus is no doubt largely traditional.
To this element prob ably belongs the story of the schoolmaster who, when Camillus was attacking Falerii, attempted to betray the town by bringing into his camp the sons of some of the principal inhabitants of the place.
The cycle of Guillaume has more unity than the other great cycles of Charlemagne or of Doon de Mayence, the various poems which compose it forming branches of the main story rather than independent epic poems. There exist numerous cyclic MSS.
Aliscans continues the story, telling how Guillaume obtained reinforcements from Laon, and how, with the help of the comic hero, the scullion Rainouart or Rennewart, he avenged the defeat of Aliscans and his nephew's death.
The variations in the story of the defeat of Aliscans or the Archant, and the numerous inconsistencies of the narratives even when considered separately have occupied many critics.
Heffter builds up the story round the dripping rock in Lydia, really representing an Asiatic goddess, but taken by the Greeks for an ordinary woman.
He compares her story with that of Lamia, who, after her children had been slain by Zeus, retired to a lonely cave and carried off and killed the children of others.