As soon as the ball gets past them, it's in touch, and out of play.
The new ball you may see lie there quite by itself, in the middle, pointing towards the School or island goal; in another minute it will be well on its way there.
"I know why you press me to come to the ball
. You expect a great deal of this ball
, and you want everyone to be there to take part in it."
The duke, who had latterly been allowed a fire, burned the letter, but kept the ball, and went to bed, hiding the ball under his bolster.
"Now, my lord, give me, if you have not lost it, the ball -- that which contained the letter."
after another passed over as he approached and he felt a nervous shudder run down his spine.
After a moment he added: "Only I wish it hadn't had to be at a ball."
"But suddenly she made up her mind that her dress wasn't smart enough for a ball, though we thought it so lovely; and so my aunt had to take her home."
If there had not been a Netherfield ball
to prepare for and talk of, the younger Miss Bennets would have been in a very pitiable state at this time, for form the day of the invitation, to the day of the ball
, there was such a succession of rain as prevented their walking to Meryton once.
It was not in compliment to Jane Fairfax however that he was so indifferent, or so indignant; he was not guided by her feelings in reprobating the ball, for she enjoyed the thought of it to an extraordinary degree.
Miss Woodhouse, I hope nothing may happen to prevent the ball. What a disappointment it would be!
was now a settled thing, and before the evening a proclaimed thing to all whom it concerned.
As Andrew untied his horse Ursula threw the ball
with such good aim that it struck him, as she had meant it to do, squarely on the head.
And then Chance carried a little leather ball
beneath the window where the old man stood; and as the child ran, laughing, to recover it, De Vac's eyes fell upon him, and his former plan for revenge melted as the fog before the noonday sun; and in its stead there opened to him the whole hideous plot of fearsome vengeance as clearly as it were writ upon the leaves of a great book that had been thrown wide before him.
But if you wish to see the Flower Queen's daughter go up the second mountain: the Dragon's old mother lives there, and she has a ball
every night, to which the Flower Queen's daughter goes regularly.'