yonder," thought Mother Rigby, still with her eyes fixed on the scarecrow, "is too good a piece of work to stand all summer in a corn-patch, frightening away the crows and blackbirds.
In another moment he would have disappeared like a puppet
in a show if I had not stopped him.
The younger ruler had sat listlessly upon his stool with the two puppet
monarchs enthroned behind him, but of a sudden a dark shadow passed over his face, and he sprang to his feet in one of those gusts of passion which were the single blot upon his noble and generous character.
This senator was the tool and the slave, the little puppet
, of a brutal uneducated machine boss;** so was this governor and this supreme court judge; and all three rode on railroad passes; and, also, this sleek capitalist owned the machine, the machine boss, and the railroads that issued the passes.
Thus, as token of what a puppet
thing life is, the ancient song surged through him and he came into his own again; and he came because men had found a yellow metal in the North, and because Manuel was a gardener's helper whose wages did not lap over the needs of his wife and divers small copies of himself.
The famous little Becky Puppet
has been pronounced to be uncommonly flexible in the joints, and lively on the wire; the Amelia Doll, though it has had a smaller circle of admirers, has yet been carved and dressed with the greatest care by the artist; the Dobbin Figure, though apparently clumsy, yet dances in a very amusing and natural manner; the Little Boys' Dance has been liked by some; and please to remark the richly dressed figure of the Wicked Nobleman, on which no expense has been spared, and which Old Nick will fetch away at the end of this singular performance.
Two decades of puppet
government are enervating, I admit, but they only pave the way more surely to the inevitable reaction.
He was the puppet
of his past, because at the very stroke of midnight he jumped up and ran swiftly downstairs as if confident that, by the power of destiny, the house door would fly open before the absolute necessity of his errand.
The unfortunate grey mare, who was the agony of Joe's life, floundered along at her own will and pleasure until the Maypole was no longer visible, and then, contracting her legs into what in a puppet
would have been looked upon as a clumsy and awkward imitation of a canter, mended her pace all at once, and did it of her own accord.
But don't you on that account come talking to me as if I was your doll and puppet
, because I am not.
Arriving under the shadow of the Pyncheon Elm, it proved to be the Italian boy, who, with his monkey and show of puppets
, had once before played his hurdy-gurdy beneath the arched window.
The unlikeliest materials -- a stick, a bunch of rags, a flower -- were the puppets
of Pearl's witchcraft, and, without undergoing any outward change, became spiritually adapted to whatever drama occupied the stage of her inner world.
Her reverting to this tone as if our association were forced upon us and we were mere puppets
, gave me pain; but everything in our intercourse did give me pain.
When they came to it Master Pedro ensconced himself inside it, for it was he who had to work the puppets
, and a boy, a servant of his, posted himself outside to act as showman and explain the mysteries of the exhibition, having a wand in his hand to point to the figures as they came out.
The rifles, once loaded, were jerked to the shoulder and fired without apparent aim into the smoke or at one of the blurred and shift- ing forms which upon the field before the regi- ment had been growing larger and larger like puppets
under a magician's hand.