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Great, however, was the excitement through town and district when it was learned that on the third Wednesday in Advent there would be held a passage-at-arms in which five knights of England would hold the lists against all comers.
In the centre of this vast assemblage the lists seemed but a narrow strip of green marked out with banners and streamers, while a gleam of white with a flutter of pennons at either end showed where the marquees were pitched which served as the dressing-rooms of the combatants.
'Don't be hard upon him, Jowl,' said Isaac List. 'He's very sorry for giving offence.
'I tell you he's very sorry, don't I?' remonstrated Isaac List,
When three weeks had gone by without the pass list appearing Anne began to feel that she really couldn't stand the strain much longer.
Yes, she had passed--there was her name at the very top of a list of two hundred!
The very words at the top of the list show how little they knew of the truth 'Dead or Missing!' On their own showing, it is quite as likely that Frank is missing as that Frank is dead.
This was the one thing to be decided in the lists. Until then the world must remain in suspense.
I was enter- ing the lists to either destroy knight-errantry or be its victim.
This science had been recently added to the list of subjects upon which the student was obliged to inform himself, but the amount of knowledge required was very small.
Alice watched the White Rabbit as he fumbled over the list, feeling very curious to see what the next witness would be like,
The ground, as if fashioned on purpose for the martial display which was intended, sloped gradually down on all sides to a level bottom, which was enclosed for the lists with strong palisades, forming a space of a quarter of a mile in length, and about half as broad.
On the looking-glass were lists of definitions and pronunciations; when shaving, or dressing, or combing his hair, he conned these lists over.
That, the evidence of these two witnesses, coupled with the documents of their discovering that would be produced, would show the prisoner to have been furnished with lists of his Majesty's forces, and of their disposition and preparation, both by sea and land, and would leave no doubt that he had habitually conveyed such information to a hostile power.
I have seen a great many lists of her drawingup at various times of books that she meant to read regularly throughand very good lists they werevery well chosen, and very neatly arrangedsometimes alphabetically, and sometimes by some other rule.