She had always joyfully admitted Emma Jane into the precious
partnership, but perhaps unconsciously to herself she had realized that Emma Jane had never held anything but a secondary place in Mr.
The postmaster was compelled to acknowledge that there could be no objection, provided nothing but a necessary line was added to the address, provided nobody touched the letter but himself, and provided the precious
time of the post-office was not suffered to run to waste.
When he had brought the precious
robes, the Crab put on the golden garment and then crept upon the golden cushion, and in this way the fisherman carried him to the castle, where the Crab presented the other garment to his bride.
Welcome, my son," he said; "that you are granted, gladly, and without one word of opposition, the most precious
jewel in all Helium, yes, on all Barsoom, is sufficient earnest of my esteem.
Perhaps the bony hand of its former owner had been grasping the precious
cup, and was drawn up along with it.
Being destitute of the precious
metals, at that time the leading objects of American enterprise, they were long neglected by the parent country.
I took the precious
case into my hands and looked in some perplexity from it to my illustrious client.
Devoid of parents, devoid of relations, devoid of flocks and herds, devoid of gold and silver and of precious
Our dear Emperor has left Petersburg and it is thought intends to expose his precious
person to the chances of war.
At first I found that by climbing high into the framework above me I could find more of the precious
life-giving elements, and for a while these sustained me.
They were too well occupied in self-defense to attempt to halt him, nor could they have done so other than by the wasting of a precious
bullet which might be needed the next instant to turn the charge of a savage foe.
His first thought was that this precious
deposit enclosed some newly imported bulbs from Bengal or Ceylon; but he soon reflected that Cornelius de Witt was very little addicted to tulip-growing, and that he only occupied himself with the affairs of man, a pursuit by far less peaceful and agreeable than that of the florist.
No sooner said than done; but all his joy was turned to grief when he found that his neighbour had two rooms full of the precious
Snip, evidently regarding it as a game got up for his special benefit, enjoyed the race immensely and scampered all over the house, shaking the precious
parcel like a rat while his master ran and whistled, commanded and coaxed, in vain.
I had sat down here to die," quoth the palmer; "but for many years I have carried in my wallet these precious
things which you see set forth now before me.