fell on the floor, but the man only redoubled his blows, till at length it occurred to him it was odd that the thief should lie so still and make no resistance.
A heap of corpses
both of riders and horses lay round the mountain, and many dying men lay groaning there unable to go any farther with their wounded limbs.
At nine the following morning the corpse
of a strange man had been the sole occupant of that room.
While the struggle between day and night lasted, Dantes still doubted; but as soon as the daylight gained the pre-eminence, he saw that he was alone with a corpse
His unguided feet, too, caught aggravatingly in brambles; and with it all he received a subtle suggestion to touch the corpse
With precaution I would go up the side of my own particular corpse
, and would feel her as cold as ice itself and as slippery under my feet.
At one period I thought of cutting the corpse
into minute fragments, and destroying them by fire.
As many of the burghers had brought spades with them, supposing that they might possibly be called upon to disinter a corpse
, the drain was easily and speedily effected; and no sooner was the bottom visible, than right in the middle of the mud that remained was discovered a black silk velvet waistcoat, which nearly every one present immediately recognized as the property of Mr.
Towards evening on that day, when the judiciary officers of the bishop came to pick up from the pavement of the Parvis the dislocated corpse
of the archdeacon, Quasimodo had disappeared.
When he died they threw him overboard also, though there were those among them who wanted to keep the corpse
On hands and knees he backed out as he had come in, drawing the corpse
Futilely the Englishman tried to lift the corpse
over the side of the boat, but his strength was not equal to the task.
One muttered deep in his chest as he took the corpse
by the feet.
At his four hundred and thirteenth step another corpse
bumped against him--how many had passed him without touching he could not guess; but suddenly he experienced the sensation of being surrounded by dead faces floating along with him, all set in hideous grimaces, their dead eyes glaring at this profaning alien who dared intrude upon the waters of this river of the dead--a horrid escort, pregnant with dire forebodings and with menace.
As Harker passed out of the house the jury reentered and stood about the table, on which the now covered corpse
showed under the sheet with sharp definition.