I wanted my Man About Town. He was a type, and to drop him would be an error--a typograph--but no!
I went into a cafe to -- and while it was being mixed I asked the man who grabs up your hot Scotch spoon as soon as you lay it down what he undcrstood by the term, epithet, description, designation, characterisation or appellation, viz.: a "Man About Town."
From out the hill-side spouted fountains in thick streams of water, so that there was a continual splashing; and close beside them sat an old king with a golden crown upon his white head: that was King Hroar, near the fountains, close to the town of Roeskilde, as it is now called.
The town takes its name from King Hroar, and the many fountains in the neighborhood.
Our own house looked down over the town, and from our upstairs windows we could see the winding line of the river bluffs, two miles south of us.
We came to Black Hawk in March, and by the end of April we felt like town people.
'But, doubtless, you have had a long enough walk,' said he, turning towards the town
, to which I now proceeded leisurely to retrace my steps; and he walked beside me.
With a shiver of dread the boy arose and went along the road toward town
. "I'll not ask him about his hands," he thought, touched by the memory of the terror he had seen in the man's eyes.
In strange towns
I made immediate acquaintances in the saloons.
In Texas, on the contrary, the towns
are much more numerous and important.
"It's a rigmarole because the boy is a Rigmarole and we've come to Rigmarole Town
And one day when an old lady with rheumatism came to see the Doctor, she sat on the hedgehog who was sleeping on the sofa and never came to see him any more, but drove every Saturday all the way to Oxenthorpe, another town
ten miles off, to see a different doctor.
Ask your father, therefore, to have a waggon and mules ready for us at daybreak, to take the rugs, robes, and girdles, and you can ride, too, which will be much pleasanter for you than walking, for the washing-cisterns are some way from the town
At this there was bustling at the Sheriff's castle, and men ran hither and thither upon this business and upon that, while the forge fires of Nottingham glowed red far into the night like twinkling stars, for all the smiths of the town
were busy making or mending armor for the Sheriff's troop of escort.
But the dull country town
was tiresome to him, since his acquaintanceship with livelier regions, and it grew daily more and more so.