By George, that's true," he cried; "who would use a little hammer with ten larger hammers lying about?
Everyone turned round and peered at the pathway which wound across the plain below, along which was indeed walking, at his own huge stride and with a hammer on his shoulder, Simeon the smith.
cried the atheistic cobbler, "and there's the hammer he did it with.
Arthur took the stake and the hammer
, and when once his mind was set on action his hands never trembled nor even quivered.
On his back hung his bag and his hammer, and in his hand he carried a right stout crabstaff full six feet long, and thus sang he:
See that thou takest good care of thy fair guest there, and when he wakes thou mayst again charge him ten shillings also, and if he hath it not, thou mayst take his bag and hammer, and even his coat, in payment.
Two people would have to hold the chair, and a third would help him up on it, and hold him there, and a fourth would hand him a nail, and a fifth would pass him up the hammer, and he would take hold of the nail, and drop it.
The nail would be found at last, but by that time he would have lost the hammer.
We would find the hammer for him, and then he would have lost sight of the mark he had made on the wall, where the nail was to go in, and each of us had to get up on the chair, beside him, and see if we could find it; and we would each discover it in a different place, and he would call us all fools, one after another, and tell us to get down.
We have but to run under the hammer, one at a time, when it is lifted, and pass to the other side before it falls again.
You might rush under the hammer yourself, but the chariot would surely be crushed.
Now rageth my hammer
ruthlessly against its prison.
At last, when the competition had been prolonged for some time, the elephant captain and lady desisted from the race; and the hammer
coming down, the auctioneer said:--"Mr.
Durdles taps, that wall represented by that hammer
, and says, after good sounding: "Something betwixt us
To-day they were to trim the grape-vine, so Kit mounted half-way up a short ladder, and began to snip and hammer
away, while the old gentleman, with a great interest in his proceedings, handed up the nails and shreds of cloth as he wanted them.