The next evening, at about the same hour, accompanied by two others whose names are not recalled, they were again on the porch
of the Harding house, and again the mysterious phenomenon occurred: the vine was violently agitated while under the closest scrutiny from root to tip, nor did their combined strength applied to the trunk serve to still it.
At last there was something to do in those long, empty summer evenings, when the married people sat like images on their front porches
, and the boys and girls tramped and tramped the board sidewalks-- northward to the edge of the open prairie, south to the depot, then back again to the post-office, the ice-cream parlour, the butcher shop.
A night or two ago, after bustling about preparing for my darling and my guardian and little Richard, who are coming to-morrow, I was sitting out in the porch
of all places, that dearly memorable porch
, when Allan came home.
What a horse he will be!" he thought with a smile, and holding up his saber, his spurs jingling, he ran up the steps of the porch. His landlord, who in a waistcoat and a pointed cap, pitchfork in hand, was clearing manure from the cowhouse, looked out, and his face immediately brightened on seeing Rostov.
He came up to the porch gloomily, hanging his head.
Rostov rode up to it and saw Telyanin's horse at the porch.
She recalled the first morning she had wakened in that little porch
room, when the sunshine had crept in on her through the blossom- drift of the old Snow Queen.
Nutty had a habit of starting back and removing himself when, entering the porch
, he perceived that Bill and his sister were already seated there.
"Mother!" said Simeon, standing in the porch, and calling Rachel out.
"What does thee want, father?" said Rachel, rubbing her floury hands, as she went into the porch.
The fatal deed was done in the back porch. Nobody went near it that day.
The two conspirators tip-toed reluctantly to the back porch. Phil gingerly lifted the stone she had put on the box.
I fetched the pruning-ladder; put it against the side of the porch; tied one end of my bit of rope to the top round of it; took the other end in my mouth, and prepared to climb to the balcony over the porch by the thick vine branches and the trellis-work.
I reached the balcony over the porch in safety, depending more upon the tough vine branches than the trellis-work during my ascent.
On the other hand, he had told her to keep in the dry, and the porch
was beginning to drip.