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By the time that we had eaten our breakfast, and smoked a pipe, a message was brought to us by no less a personage than Infadoos himself that Twala the king was ready to see us, if we would be pleased to come.
At length we declared that we were ready, and guided by Infadoos, started off to the audience, Umbopa carrying the rifle and beads.
A herd of buffalo, startled by his approach, rose ready to charge or to fly.
I must beguile her gently and pleasantly along till I've won her confidence, and then she will be ready for anything.
I'm afraid I never can," said Rose; but she surveyed the cup with favour, for a funny little imp danced on the handle, as if all ready to take a header into the white sea below.
Tiger and monkey as he may be, I am ready to run the risk of being introduced to him.
Already the thrusts were less fierce, the foot less ready, although there was no abatement of the spirit in the steady gray eyes.
The time passed on, the ship was on the waves, the boat beneath a mountain, the ready warriors stept upon the prow.
Grendel indeed was slain, but his mother, an ogre almost as fierce as he, was ready to avenge him.
Lady Janet's bright eyes watched him with sardonic attention; Lady Janet's ready tongue spoke out as freely as usual what was passing in her mind at the time.
As a connection of Lady Janet's by marriage, Horace's mother and sisters were ready to receive her with all the honors due to a new member of the family.
Old Mr Nightingale no sooner received this account, than in the utmost confusion he ordered a post-chaise to be instantly got ready, and, having recommended his nephew to the care of a servant, he directly left the house, scarce knowing what he did, nor whither he went.
This bar of the uncle being now removed (though young Nightingale knew not as yet in what manner), and all parties being quickly ready, the mother, Mr Jones, Mr Nightingale, and his love, stept into a hackney-coach, which conveyed them to Doctors' Commons; where Miss Nancy was, in vulgar language, soon made an honest woman, and the poor mother became, in the purest sense of the word, one of the happiest of all human beings.
Supposing I'm ready to fling my cap over the mill, other starchy people will give you the cold shoulder until you're married.
Penelope and I were ready for the Sergeant, as soon as the Sergeant was ready on his side.