Such a man came upon him, like a ghost, at noon in the July weather, as he sat on his heap of stones under a bank, taking such shelter as he could get from a shower of hail.
They joined hands, and the man sat down on the heap of stones.
He and the mender of roads sat on the heap of stones looking silently at one another, with the hail driving in between them like a pigmy charge of bayonets, until the sky began to clear over the village.
The same sort of process has perhaps been undergone by wiser men, when they have been cut off from faith and love--only, instead of a loom and a heap of guineas, they have had some erudite research, some ingenious project, or some well-knit theory.
Long ago the heap of coins had become too large for the iron pot to hold them, and he had made for them two thick leather bags, which wasted no room in their resting-place, but lent themselves flexibly to every corner.
Then he led her to a chamber in his palace where there was a great heap of
straw, and gave her a spinning-wheel, and said, 'All this must be spun into gold before morning, as you love your life.' It was in vain that the poor maiden said that it was only a silly boast of her father, for that she could do no such thing as spin straw into gold: the chamber door was locked, and she was left alone.
A very little boy stood upon a heap of
gravel for the honor of Rum Alley.
Nothing left but a dull and dreary blank--a smouldering heap of
dust and ashes--the silence and solitude of utter desolation.
Joe made no answer, but stretched himself out luxuriously on his heap of
With no small labour we removed the heap of stones which the Moors, according to their custom, had thrown upon the body, and discovered the treasure we came in search of.
The Abyssins have three different ways of putting a criminal to death: one way is to bury him to the neck, to lay a heap of brambles upon his head, and to cover the whole with a great stone; another is to beat him to death with cudgels; a third, and the most usual, is to stab him with their lances.
I fancy the popular ex- pectation of a heap of
charred corpses was disappointed at this inanimate bulk.
Salton's signal, the carriage drew up opposite a great heap of stones by the wayside.
That heap of stones brings us at once to the dawn of the Anglian kingdom.
By the hideous prison-wall, And a little heap of