You can take the dog," he says, "but you ain't a-going to find any corpse, because there ain't any corpse to find.
Me and Huck's found Jubiter Dunlap's corpse all by ourselves with a bloodhound, after everybody else had quit hunting and given it up; and if it hadn't a been for us it never WOULD 'a' been found; and he WAS murdered too--they done it with a club or something like that; and I'm going to start in and find the murderer, next, and I bet I'll do it
We felt deeply sorry for his death, but fearing lest we should be held responsible, we carried the corpse
to the house of the Jewish doctor.
In the meantime, I instituted a rigorous private search for the corpse
As he lay resting on the skull-paved shelf, he saw in the center of the vault above the river another of those sinister round holes through which he momentarily expected to see a headless corpse
shoot downward in its last plunge to a watery grave.
He therefore approached the bed, and while his companion was dipping the fingers with which he had touched the lips of the corpse
in chloride of lime, he uncovered the calm and pale face, which looked like that of a sleeping angel.
Werper himself wrapped the blankets of the dead man about the corpse
, taking care to fold inward the scorched and bullet-torn fabric that had muffled the report of the weapon he had fired the night before.
these walls are solidly put together;" and here, through the mere phrenzy of bravado, I rapped heavily, with a cane which I held in my hand, upon that very portion of the brick-work behind which stood the corpse
of the wife of my bosom.
Two of the corpses
appeared to have been partially devoured as though by wolves.
He's dead," he added, jerking his thumb in the direction of the corpse
Their first supposition was that it was the corpse
of some person who had been drowned and was thrown on shore by the waves, but on examination they found that the clothes were not wet and even that the body was not then cold.
But, not content with this plausible explanation, and, perhaps, secretly glad to avert their eyes from a spectacle which awakened so extraordinary and unusual sensations in their sluggish bosoms, the sons of the squatter turned away in a body from their mother and the corpse
, and proceeded to make the enquiries which they fancied the former had so repeatedly demanded.
They jerked at it, stout and furious, but the color sergeant was dead, and the corpse
would not relinquish its trust.
A dolorous place it was, this canoe house, filled with groans and sighs, corpses
beneath the floor and composing the floor, creatures soon to be corpses
upon the floor, corpses
swinging in aerial sepulchre overhead, long black canoes, high-ended like beaked predatory monsters, dimly looming in the light of a slow fire where sat an ancient of the tribe of Somo at his interminable task of smoke-curing a bushman's head.
It would be difficult to explain why and whither ants whose heap has been destroyed are hurrying: some from the heap dragging bits of rubbish, larvae, and corpses
, others back to the heap, or why they jostle, overtake one another, and fight, and it would be equally difficult to explain what caused the Russians after the departure of the French to throng to the place that had formerly been Moscow.