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He is playing a bass part upon his cello, and so the excitement is nothing to him; no matter what happens in the treble, it is his task to saw out one long-drawn and lugubrious note after another, from four o'clock in the afternoon until nearly the same hour next morning, for his third of the total income of one dollar per hour.
You'll hear another note in a minute - faint and far and clear, like the other one, and sweeter still, you'll notice.
Some of the notes escaped from his left hand and fell in the blood on the floor.
They very first words I heard them interchange as I became conscious were the words of my own thought, "Two One Pound notes.
At first sight, Richard and Moncharmin thought that the notes were still there; but soon they perceived that they were not the same.
To these registers there are added notes relative to the prisoners?
There is, however, among these notes the following interesting paragraph, written in 1840 and clearly foreshadowing The Great Stone Face:
Sophia happening one day to open a private Drawer in Macdonald's Library with one of her own keys, discovered that it was the Place where he kept his Papers of consequence and amongst them some bank notes of considerable amount.
To the annoyance of the decent public they are allowed to remain here--at all events such of them as daily change 4000 franc notes at the tables (though, as soon as ever these women cease to do so, they receive an invitation to depart).
But dreams--of those who dream as I, Aspiringly, are damned, and die: Yet should I swear I mean alone, By notes so very shrilly blown, To break upon Time's monotone, While yet my vapid joy and grief Are tintless of the yellow leaf-- Why not an imp the graybeard hath, Will shake his shadow in my path-- And e'en the graybeard will o'erlook Connivingly my dreaming-book.
I have proved it, though I near lost my life in the doing of it; but you shall read it all in the notes I have been making during the last three months that I have been back upon Earth.
The memories of a large range of poetic reading are blent into one methodical music so perfectly that at times the notes seem almost simple.
You should see the charming little lady-like notes mamma writes to her friends.
The roar that was intended to paralyze the deer broke horribly from the deep throat of the great cat--an angry roar of rage against the meddling Sheeta who had robbed him of his kill, and the charge that was intended for Bara was launched against the panther; but here too Numa was doomed to disappointment, for with the first notes of his fearsome roar Sheeta, considering well the better part of valor, leaped into a near-by tree.
After searching among many Bank of England notes, some in one pocket of the book and some in another, he found a note of the value of five pounds.