And if I dared not go alone, how much less should I dare to go bearing with me him who sat in the cleft of the rock
For an hour or more I skinned, singing to myself as I worked, and striving to forget him who sat in the cleft above and the howlings which ran about the mountains.
I saw a light--perchance, Umslopogaas, it was the light of the moon, shining upon him that sat aloft at the end of the cave.
Many and many a year have I sat aloft, Galazi,' answered the voice,
At length, one day, as she sat singing in the sunny nook where all her fairest flowers bloomed, weary with gazing at the far-off sky for the little form she hoped would come, she bent to look with joyful love upon her bosom flower; and as she looked, its folded leaves spread wide apart, and, rising slowly from the deep white cup, appeared the smiling face of the lovely Elf whose coming she had waited for so long.
In every flower sat little smiling Elves, singing gayly as they rocked amid the leaves.
These fair things are your friends and playmates now, and they will teach you many pleasant lessons, and give you many happy hours; while the garden where you once sat, weeping sad and bitter tears, is now brightened by your own happiness, filled with loving friends by your own kindly thoughts and feelings; and thus rendered a pleasant summer home for the gentle, happy child, whose bosom flower will never fade.
He put the gas out, and sat
on a chair in the hall, waiting and counting the minutes, longing for any human countenance.
The agent of the type- writer firm had come for the machine, and he sat on the bed while Martin, on the one chair, typed the last pages of the final chapter.
Martin roused himself and sat up and began to eat, between spoonfuls reassuring Maria that he had not been talking in his sleep and that he did not have any fever.
After she left him he sat drearily, with drooping shoulders, on the edge of the bed, gazing about him with lack-lustre eyes that saw nothing until the torn wrapper of a magazine, which had come in the morning's mail and which lay unopened, shot a gleam of light into his darkened brain.
He did it languidly, and, when he had finished, sat on the edge of the bed staring blankly before him.
I was still cold when under one of the trees I found a huge cloak, with which I covered myself, and sat down upon the ground.
I was pained at this and sat still watching the operation of the fire.
An old man sat in it, near a fire, over which he was preparing his breakfast.