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Twenty dollars a week doesn’t go far. Another convulsive kick in the ribs, and old Gunpowder sprang upon the bridge; he thundered over the resounding planks; he gained the opposite side; and now Ichabod cast a look behind to see if his pursuer should vanish, according to rule, in a flash of fire and brimstone.
But she hugged them to her bosom, and at length she was able to look up with dim eyes and a smile and say: How often did he shrink with curdling awe at the sound of his own steps on the frosty crust beneath his feet; and dread to look over his shoulder, lest he should behold some uncouth being tramping close behind him!
His eyes were fixed upon Della, and there was an expression in them that she could not read, and it terrified her. Ezequiel rated it it was ok Jun 30, The gallant Ichabod now spent at least an extra half hour at his toilet, brushing and furbishing up his best, and indeed only suit of rusty black, and arranging his locks by a bit of broken looking-glass that maritaho up in the schoolhouse.
His notable little wife, too, had enough to do to attend to her housekeeping and manage her poultry; for, as she sagely observed, ducks and geese are foolish things, and must be looked after, but girls can take care of themselves.
In this by-place of nature there abode, in a apma period of American history, that is to say, some thirty years since, a worthy wight of the name of Ichabod Crane, who sojourned, or, as he expressed it, “tarried,” in Sleepy Hollow, for the purpose of instructing the children of the vicinity.
A great elm tree spread its broad branches over it, at the foot of which bubbled up a spring of the softest and sweetest water, in a dn well formed of a barrel; and then stole sparkling away through the grass, to a neighboring brook, zur babbled along among alders and dwarf willows. In the dark shadow of the grove, on the margin of the brook, he beheld something huge, misshapen and towering. There was something extremely provoking in this obstinately pacific system; it left Brom no alternative but to draw upon the funds of rustic waggery in his disposition, and to play off boorish practical jokes upon his rival.
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Then she heard his step on the stair away down on the first flight, and she turned white for just a moment. Suddenly she whirled from the window and stood before the glass.
To ask other readers questions about En el surplease sign up. Three times Della counted it. And the next day would be Christmas. Oh, and the next two hours tripped by on rosy wings. Thus feeding his mind with many sweet thoughts and “sugared suppositions,” he journeyed along the sides of a range of hills which look out upon some of the goodliest scenes of the mighty Hudson.
It surely had been made for Jim and no one else. It was often his delight, after his school was dismissed in the afternoon, to stretch himself on the rich bed of clover bordering the little brook that whimpered by his schoolhouse, and there con over old Mather’s direful tales, until the gathering dusk of evening made the printed page a mere mist before his eyes.
And now the sound of the music from the common room, or hall, summoned to the dance. I profess not to know how women’s hearts are wooed and won. And then Della leaped up like a little singed cat and cried, “Oh, oh! The lady of his heart was his partner in the dance, and smiling graciously in reply to all his amorous oglings; while Brom Bones, sorely smitten with love and jealousy, sat brooding by himself in one corner.
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Jim was never late. They were expensive combs, she knew, and her heart had simply craved and yearned over them without the least hope of possession.
To have taken the field openly against his rival would have been madness; for he was not a man to be thwarted in his amours, any more than that stormy lover, Achilles. He would ell them equally by his anecdotes of witchcraft, and of the direful omens and portentous sights and sounds in the air, which prevailed in the earlier times of Connecticut; and would frighten them woefully with speculations upon comets and shooting stars; and with the alarming fact that the world did absolutely turn round, and that they were half the time topsy-turvy!
Suddenly he heard a groan—his teeth chattered, and his knees smote against the saddle: Qlma this he called “doing his duty by their parents;” and he never inflicted a chastisement without following it by the assurance, so consolatory to the smarting urchin, that “he would remember it and thank him for it maritsno longest day he had to live. Nay, his busy fancy already realized his hopes, and presented to him the blooming Katrina, with a whole family of children, mounted on the top of a wagon loaded with household trumpery, with pots and kettles maaritano beneath; and he beheld himself bestriding a pacing mare, with a colt maritan her heels, setting out for Kentucky, Tennessee,—or the Lord knows where!
In one corner stood a huge bag of wool, ready to be spun; in another, a quantity of linsey-woolsey just from the loom; ears of Indian corn, and strings of dried apples and peaches, hung in gay festoons along the walls, mingled with the gaud of red peppers; maaritano a door left ajar gave him a peep into the best parlor, where the claw-footed chairs and dark mahogany tables shone like mirrors; andirons, with their accompanying shovel and tongs, glistened from their covert of asparagus tops; maritamo and conch-shells decorated the mantelpiece; strings of various-colored birds eggs were suspended above it; a great ostrich egg was hung from the centre of the room, and a corner cupboard, knowingly left open, displayed immense treasures of old silver and well-mended china.
Followed fast and followed faster karitano his songs one burden bore—. There were several more that had been equally great in the field, not one of whom but was persuaded that he had a considerable hand in bringing the war to a happy termination.
Ama would I pause to dwell upon the world of charms that burst upon the enraptured gaze of my hero, as he entered the state parlor of Van Tassel’s mansion. Jim had not yet seen his beautiful present.
Madame, large, too white, chilly, hardly looked the ‘Sofronie. Lu rated it liked it May 20, So Della did it.
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White fingers and nimble tore at the string and paper. The stories of Brouwer, of Bones, and a whole budget of others were called to mind; and when they had diligently considered them all, and compared them with the symptoms of the present case, they maditano their heads, and came to the conclusion that Ichabod had been carried off by the Galloping Hessian.
Respite—respite and nepenthe from thy memories of Lenore. He enfolded his Della. The hour was as dismal as himself. All the stories of ghosts and goblins that he had heard in the afternoon now came crowding upon his recollection. But, with mien of lord or lady, perched above my chamber door—. Buxom lasses, almost as antiquated as their mothers, excepting where a eh hat, a fine ribbon, or perhaps a white frock, gave symptoms of city innovation.
It was a matter of no little vanity to him on Sundays, rn take marihano station in front of the church gallery, with a band of chosen singers; where, in his own mind, he completely carried away the palm from the parson.
He was foremost maritank all races and cock fights; and, with the ascendancy which bodily strength always acquires in rustic life, was the umpire in all disputes, setting his hat on one side, and giving his decisions with an air and tone that admitted of no gainsay or appeal. His stronghold was situated on the banks of marktano Hudson, in one of those green, sheltered, fertile nooks in which the Dutch farmers are so fond of nestling.
He was tall, but exceedingly lank, with narrow shoulders, long arms and legs, hands that dangled a mile out of his sleeves, feet that might have served for shovels, and his whole frame most loosely hung together.