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black

mod. without cream or milk. (Said of coffee.) Black coffee, good and hot, please.
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For an instant the blacks pressed close to reach me with their shorter swords, but presently they gave back, and the esteem in which they suddenly had learned to hold my sword arm was writ large upon each countenance.
The vessel was slowly rising and now the anchor was beyond the blacks who faced me and several feet above their heads.
"Let the white man teach me to fly," he said, "and I will take you back close to the settlements of your people, but in return for this I shall keep the great bird," and he waved a black hand in the direction of the aeroplane.
It cost him a painful effort, but his arm shot out, landing a back- hand blow on the black's mouth.
He lived over his visit with Tantor; he cogitated upon the digging blacks and the strange, covered pit they had left behind them.
It was not, after all, strange that the white man's ways should have been so much more nearly related to those of the beasts than were the savage blacks. We are, all of us, creatures of habit, and when the seeming necessity for schooling ourselves in new ways ceases to exist, we fall naturally and easily into the manners and customs which long usage has implanted ineradicably within us.
At this moment, anchor broken out and headsails running up, Captain Van Horn, whose quick eye had missed no detail of the incident, with an order to the black helmsman turned to applaud Jerry.
"How strange," said a lady, "that a simple black veil, such as any woman might wear on her bonnet, should become such a terrible thing on Mr.
"It is Val Dor, Princess," the warrior replied, "and here to die for you if need be, as is every wearer of the Black upon this field of jetan today.
With a loud roar, Black Michael attracted the attention of the others, and, pointing to Lord and Lady Greystoke, cried:
"Wonder if this works with strings," said Dorothy; but Polychrome cried "Look!" for another creature just like the first had suddenly appeared sitting on another rock, its black side toward them.
This little group had in its advance dragged inward, so to speak, the circumference of the now almost complete circle of people, and a number of dim black figures followed it at discreet distances.
Until daylight the beast fed, while the black clung, sleepless, to his perch, wondering what had become of his master and the two ponies.
At the same time she cautioned him with many angry words against speaking to a black girl he would most likely meet in the wood.
Suddenly the door opened and a woman in a black gown rushed in with outstretched arms.