Headstone City

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Headstone City

n. a cemetery. Our house is just one block after the large Headstone City on the left.
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He passed on through the churchyard, where, amongst the new headstones, he saw one of a somewhat superior design to the rest.
Beneath a jarrah tree on the stony plateau on the northern edge of the Sto-lu country in the land that Time forgot, he lies in a lonely grave marked by a rough headstone.
Bradley Headstone looked at his finger again, took it out of the buttonhole and looked at it closer, bit the side of it and looked at it again.
I wish you'd come with me and see her, Mr Headstone, though she is not settled.
My sister Lizzie,' said the boy, proudly, 'wants no preparing, Mr Headstone.
Bradley Headstone, in his decent black coat and waistcoat, and decent white shirt, and decent formal black tie, and decent pantaloons of pepper and salt, with his decent silver watch in his pocket and its decent hair-guard round his neck, looked a thoroughly decent young man of six-and-twenty.
Yet there was enough of what was animal, and of what was fiery (though smouldering), still visible in him, to suggest that if young Bradley Headstone, when a pauper lad, had chanced to be told off for the sea, he would not have been the last man in a ship's crew.
Such were the circumstances that had brought together, Bradley Headstone and young Charley Hexam that autumn evening.
It came out in Miss Peecher the schoolmistress, watering her flowers, as Mr Bradley Headstone walked forth.
If Mr Bradley Headstone had addressed a written proposal of marriage to her, she would probably have replied in a complete little essay on the theme exactly a slate long, but would certainly have replied Yes.
A very fine evening, Mr Headstone,' said Miss Peecher.
Then I too moved, but I had to go round headstones and railed-off tombs, and I stumbled over graves.
These brief, stammering illuminations brought out with ghastly distinctness the monuments and headstones of the cemetery and seemed to set them dancing.
And when the play was over the graveyard was a sorry sight with trodden grass and broken headstones.
The Imp finds this a relishing and piquing pursuit; firstly, because their resting-place is announced to be sacred; and secondly, because the tall headstones are sufficiently like themselves, on their beat in the dark, to justify the delicious fancy that they are hurt when hit.