Phrases with "incident"

Benjamin Disraeli This incident created another great sensation, and whispers of “secret mission, Secretary of State, decidedly a son,” &c. Vivian Grey by Benjamin Disraeli [1827]

Wilkie Collins And this is taking our pleasure! This is an incident of travel in Austrian Italy! Faithful Black Mirror, accept my thanks. My Miscellanies by Wilkie Collins [1863]

Walter Scott The departure of Robin Oig was an incident in the little town, in and near which he had many friends, male and female. Chronicles of the Canongate by Walter Scott [1827]

Jules Verne C’était toujours l’homme impassible, le membre imperturbable du Reform-Club, qu’aucun incident ou accident ne pouvait surprendre. Le Tour du Mond en Quatre-vingts Jours by Jules Verne [1873]

Olaf Stapledon One incident is worth recording. A Man Divided by Olaf Stapledon

G. K. Chesterton Then followed the incident he could never analyse, though he was an introspective person. Tales of the Long Bow by G. K. Chesterton [1925]

Leon Trotsky Next morning, when I was on my way to school with the memory of the previous day’s incident barely present in my mind, I was stopped at the gate by one of the punished boys. My Life by Leon Trotsky

Jules Verne J’ai donc l’honneur de vous proposer, mes braves collègues, de tenter cette petite expérience! CET incident semblait devoir terminer la discussion. De La Terre a La Lune by Jules Verne [1865]

Edith Wharton The affair turned out, in the perspective of the years, to be but an incident of our long friendship; and if I touch on it here it is only to illustrate another of my poor friend’s gifts. New Year’s Day by Edith Wharton

A very disagreeable incident of his tenure of it had been a double robbery from his person of official money, to the very serious extent of twenty pounds. Chaucer by Adolphus William Ward [1879]

Walter Scott But proceed, reverend sir; I see not how this storm, an incident but e’en too frequent on both sides during the late war, connects with the affair of last night. Woodstock by Walter Scott [1855]

Nathaniel Hawthorne This incident is very essential towards bringing together the past time and the present, and the two ends of the story. The Ancestral Footstep by Nathaniel Hawthorne

Zona Gale The incident was trivial, but Olivia had never seemed so near. Romance Island by Zona Gale [1906]

Charles Kingsley Who knows not the woes of ancient coast-guard lieutenants? But as it befell, Elsley Vavasour was justly punished for going home, by losing the most “poetical” incident of the whole night. Two Years Ago by Charles Kingsley

Arthur Conan Doyle I remember one incident — you may take it as a parable, if you like — but it is really more than that. The Land of Mist by Arthur Conan Doyle [1926]

Arthur Conan Doyle And now, Mr. Bennett, tell in your own words the incident of the letters. The Case Book of Sherlock Holmes by Arthur Conan Doyle [1927]

Henry James This incident presented itself at first to Bernard’s mind as a sort of declaration of war. Confidence by Henry James [1879]

Robert Browning The incident related is said by Mrs. Orr to be a true one of the siege of Ratisbon by Napoleon in 1809 — except that the real hero was a man. Dramatic Romances by Robert Browning [1845]

So trivial an incident as the love affairs of boy and girl could not compare with the phenomenon in the water. Tropic Days by E. J. Banfield

But, as a rule, he did not so choose: and, in the majority of cases, he preferred to take his out-of-the-way incident from historical sources. The English Novel by George Saintsbury [1913]

This is a modern version of an incident similar to Chaucer’s Friar’s Tale, where the devil claimed whatever was offered him in sincerity. The Supernatural in Modern English Fiction by Dorothy Scarborough

This incident had occupied ten minutes more — ten centuries — and the last trace of order had disappeared. The Honor of the Name by Émile Gaboriau

Our existences were so quiet that this little incident made quite an event, and we were apt to date things from that afternoon for some time afterwards. Milly Darrell by Mary Elizabeth Braddon [1873]

Leslie Stephen One incident of the period doubtless refreshed the soul of many authors, who have shared Campbell’s gratitude to Napoleon for the sole redeeming action of his life—the shooting of a bookseller. Samuel Johnson by Leslie Stephen [1878]

H. G. Wells But how could she know? It was unlikely that she and Mrs. Skelmersdale would ever meet, and it seemed to him that it would be a particularly offensive incident for them to meet. The Research Magnificent by H. G. Wells [1915]

George Gissing Doubtless she was now a tall, handsome, proud young lady, whom the recollection of such an incident would cause to blush and be annoyed. Workers in the Dawn by George Gissing [1880]

Theodore Dreiser But more disturbing than the Redmond Purdy incident was the rivalry of a new Chicago street-railway company. The Titan by Theodore Dreiser

M. P. Shiel I mentioned the incident to my friend, Haco Harfager, then occupying with me the solitude of an old place in S. Germain, shut in by a shrubbery and high wall from the street. Shapes in the Fire by M. P. Shiel [1896]

Laurence Sterne I vow I never had my affections more tenderly awakened; nor do I remember an incident in my life, where the dissipated spirits, to which my reason had been a bubble, were so suddenly call’d home. A sentimental journey through France and Italy by Laurence Sterne

They had gone over every incident without result. The Place of the Lion by Charles Williams [1931]

But she had hardly had time to think about what voice she should assume when this little incident occurred. Her Father’s Name by Florence Marryat [1878]

The danger of degenerating into mannerism is incident to every original manner. Dickens by Adolphus William Ward [1882]

Robert Louis Stevenson I have just remembered an incident that I really must not let pass. Vailima Letters by Robert Louis Stevenson

This incident is versified in Don Juan, v. Byron by John Nichol [1880]

Arthur Machen His heart was chilled within him as the significance of this strange incident became clear. The Hill of Dreams by Arthur Machen [1907]

G. K. Chesterton Yet the whole incident has a quality that can only be called boyish. Varied Types by G. K. Chesterton [1903]

Margaret Oliphant Then he walked to the window and looked out so long and silently that the anxious watcher began to think the incident over. The Wizard's Son by Margaret Oliphant [1882]

G. K. Chesterton The incident is in more ways than one a glimpse of the tone and talk of those distant days. Autobiography by G. K. Chesterton [1936]

Nathaniel Hawthorne Yet, in spite of these sentimentalities, I was prodigiously amused by an incident of which I had not the good-fortune to be a witness, but which Mr. Wigglesworth related with considerable humor. Twice-Told Tales by Nathaniel Hawthorne [1842]

Nathaniel Hawthorne True, it missed its aim and merely smashed a looking-glass; and the next morning, when the incident was imperfectly remembered, they had shaken hands with a hearty laugh. Twice-Told Tales by Nathaniel Hawthorne [1842]

Henry Fielding A most tragical incident fell out this day at sea. Journal of a Voyage to Lisbon by Henry Fielding

William Black Then an incident occurs which is highly characteristic of the better side of Goldsmith’s nature. Goldsmith by William Black [1878]

Arthur Conan Doyle He was at the house of Admiral Sinclair at Barclay Square during the whole of the evening when this incident occurred. His Last Bow by Arthur Conan Doyle [1917]

Arthur Conan Doyle Indeed, the company had hardly recovered from the confusion produced by this small incident when the two Bohemians made their appearance. The Firm of Girdlestone by Arthur Conan Doyle [1890]

George Meredith The incident threw Anna back upon her old vindictiveness. Vittoria by George Meredith [1867]

Arthur Conan Doyle There are few who cannot recall that day and remember the one little incident which heralded the dawn of a new life. A Study in Scarlet by Arthur Conan Doyle [1887]

Henry James Longueville had his share — or more than his share — of gallantry, and this incident awakened a regret. Confidence by Henry James [1879]

F. Scott Fitzgerald Then he remembered an incident of sophomore year, in which Burne had been suspected of the leading rôle. This Side of Paradise by F. Scott Fitzgerald

George Gissing When he reached home he privately reported the little incident to his wife. Thyrza by George Gissing [1887]

Jules Verne At any moment an incident might occur, which they could not escape unscathed. Michael Strogoff by Jules Verne [1876]

At the date of a fortnight after the little incident noted above, I find it recorded in my diary that a hiatus occurred in Mdlle. Henri’s usually regular attendance in class. The Professor by Charlotte Bronte [1857]

Jules Verne Mais j’avais compté sans un incident qui se produisit à quelques heures de là. Voyage au Centre de la Terre by Jules Verne [1864]

E. Nesbi The hour would be full of incident and of interest, for there would be two up trains and one down to look at before the one that should bring Mother back. The Railway Children by E. Nesbi

E. F. Benson But apart from the jarring incident of Piggy, Georgie was pleased with his trousers’ reception. Lucia in London by E. F. Benson [1927]

The incident caught his fancy. The Damnation of Theron Ware by Harold Frederic [1896]

As the old gentleman sat waiting the moment of departure, he was the witness of an incident strangely connected with the fortunes of his house. The Wrong Box by Robert Louis Stevenson and Lloyd Osbourne

Thomas Hardy On his way through the town that morning a curious little incident had occurred to him. The Trumpet-Major by Thomas Hardy [1879]

Having regained my own room, I set myself to turn over in my mind the incident of the evening. The Professor by Charlotte Bronte [1857]

My brother, poor Pink, (this was an old household name which he retained amongst us from an incident of his childhood,) was so in an immoderate degree. Autobiographical Sketches by Thomas De Quincey [1853]

Guy de Maupassant The incident was closed, and light let in upon the subject, and that little adventure made no difference in our habits, but it only re-established cordiality between Only–One-Eye and us. Fly (Boatman's Reminiscence) (Mouche) by Guy de Maupassant [1890]

Goldwin Smith The catastrophe was brought on by an incident with which religion had nothing to do. Cowper by Goldwin Smith [1880]

Was it a copy of an illusion, incident to brain disease? Such is my belief. Mr. Justice Harbottle by J. Sheridan Le Fanu

William Black This is an incident in Goldsmith’s career which, like his interview with the Earl of Northumberland, should ever be remembered in his honour. Goldsmith by William Black [1878]

Henry Kingsley Even in a story, consisting so entirely of incident as thi. Ravenshoe by Henry Kingsley [1861]

Steele Rudd The incident caused much talk for a few days, but we soon forgot all about it; and the man with the bear-skin cap passed from our minds. On Our Selection by Steele Rudd

Henry Kingsley After it was all over he remembers, he tells me, every trifling incident well. Ravenshoe by Henry Kingsley [1861]

John Galsworthy This first domestic incident with Wilfrid was pure joy, involving no mean personal contact with him as well as with the dog. Flowering Wilderness by John Galsworthy

Henry James A year — more than a year — had elapsed since the incident at Bridges, but I had had no further sight of him. The Figure in the Carpet by Henry James [1896]

G. K. Chesterton The other three men seemed buried under incident piled on incident — a wild world where one thing began before another thing left off. Manalive by G. K. Chesterton [1912]

Arthur Conan Doyle It was but a few instants, but the old man had time to think of many an incident in his past life. The Firm of Girdlestone by Arthur Conan Doyle [1890]

Anthony Trollope Let it pass by as an incident that should mean nothing. Marion Fay by Anthony Trollope [1882]

Jonathan Swif The incident was made use of by Hogarth in the fifth scene of “Marriage a la Mode.” 21 See Letter 5, note 3. The Journal to Stella by Jonathan Swif

Sir Walter Scott They exhibited all the hurry and confusion incident to a forced retreat, but still continued in a body. Old Mortality by Sir Walter Scott [1816]

H. G. Wells After all, from the mechanical point of view, it had been a most insignificant incident — the mere temporary deflection of a current. The Stolen Bacillus and other incidents by H. G. Wells [1895]

Charles Dickens It was the incident of every day, and the society of La Force were engaged in the preparation of some games of forfeits and a little concert, for that evening. A Tale of Two Cities by Charles Dickens [1859]

Victor Hugo An incident occurred, a stormy incident, peculiar to graveyards and solitudes. The Man Who Laughs by Victor Hugo [1869]

Jules Verne Au moment de quitter cette côte, le docteur se prit à songer aux voyageurs dont on avait rencontré les traces, incident qui ne laissait pas de le préoccuper. Les Aventures du Capitaine Hatteras by Jules Verne [1864]

Jules Verne An incident sufficiently unpleasant occurred to-day. The Survivors of the Chancellor by Jules Verne [1875]

Rudyard Kipling The incident depressed me because it showed I had left the innocent East far behind and was come to a country where a man must look out for himself. American Notes by Rudyard Kipling [1891]

H. G. Wells One day came an incident that Marjorie found wonderfully illuminating. Marriage by H. G. Wells [1912]

What could be more beautiful than the incident in They? “I felt my relaxed hand taken and turned softly between the soft hands of a child. The Supernatural in Modern English Fiction by Dorothy Scarborough

Jules Verne N’est-ce pas une des phases naturelles aux affaires, un incident acceptable et accepté? . L’île à hélice by Jules Verne [1895]

H. Rider Haggard This happened towards nightfall, so they determined to camp upon the spot; but while they were engaged in skinning the bull an incident occurred that did not tend to raise their spirits. The People of the Mist by H. Rider Haggard

Henry James He had had it over with her again, the so distinctly remarkable incident of her interview at home with the little Bloomsbury shopman. The Golden Bowl by Henry James [1904]

G. K. Chesterton Few will believe my statement, but it is none the less true that the incident came before and not after the more appropriate use of the corkscrew. Autobiography by G. K. Chesterton [1936]

This incident may serve to suggest some of the annoyances to which persons moving, like our poet, on the debatable land between two different ranks of society must ever be subjected. Robert Burns by John Campbell Shairp [1879]

Marjorie Bowen It was a year or so after this incident that my business, which was that of silversmith and jeweller, put into my hands a third clue. The Avenging of Ann Leete by Marjorie Bowen

Arthur Conan Doyle An incident occurred between the acts that night which would have pleased the old merchant had he witnessed it. The Firm of Girdlestone by Arthur Conan Doyle [1890]

Henry James Poor Briss had mentioned to me, as an incident of his contact with her, his apprehension of her breaking down; and now, at a touch, I saw what he had meant. The Sacred Fount by Henry James [1901]

Sir Arthur Conan Doyle The Simpson incident had shown me that a dog was kept in the stables, and yet, though someone had been in and had fetched out a horse, he had not barked enough to arouse the two lads in the loft. The Memoirs of Sherlock Holmes by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle [1894]

William Makepeace Thackeray By this little incident (hourly of course repeated, and trivial to all sea-going people) I own I was immensely moved, and never can think of it but with a heart full of thanks and awe. Roundabout Papers by William Makepeace Thackeray [1860-63]

Jules Verne Les divers aménagements du navire, l’installation du bord, prirent environ trois semaines, et l’on arriva au 10 octobre sans incident particulier. Les Aventures du Capitaine Hatteras by Jules Verne [1864]

Jules Verne Pencroft especially, since the incident of the relighted fire, would not have despaired for an instant, even if he was on a bare rock, if the engineer was with him on the rock. The Mysterious Island by Jules Verne [1874]

H. G. Wells But this little incident accentuated his sudden realisation of the gulf between his habits of thought and the ways of the new age. When the Sleeper Wakes by H. G. Wells [1899]

Thomas Hardy Farfrae tried to laugh; but he was too much in love to see the incident in any but a tragic light. The Mayor of Casterbridge by Thomas Hardy

Arthur Conan Doyle Ah, yes; I was going to say — it seems a demned awkward incident — ha! ha!— ridiculous, but annoying, you know. The Firm of Girdlestone by Arthur Conan Doyle [1890]

Gaston Leroux It was then that the incident of the “inexplicable gallery” occurred. Mystery of the Yellow Room by Gaston Leroux [1907]

But there was another item in the case, which, from the excess of my ignorance, preyed upon my spirits far more keenly; and this, keeping itself alive, kept also the other incident alive. Suspiria de Profundis by Thomas De Quincey [1845]

This measure, however, was as usual unsuccessful, and, filled with indefinable misgivings, Lady L—— communicated the incident to her brother. The Familiar by J. Sheridan Le Fanu

The incident was very obscure, but word went round that the Government was out against the Anarchists. The streets filled with armed men. Homage to Catalonia by George Orwell [1938]

And as she did so there came to her a comfortable recollection, an incident of her long-past youth, in the days when she, then Ellen Green, had maided a dear old lady. The Lodger by Marie Belloc Lowndes [1913]

Jules Verne During this winter, no fresh inexplicable incident occurred. The Mysterious Island by Jules Verne [1874]

One incident more before I enter upon the serious business of the trial. The House of the Whispering Pines by Anna Katharine Green

Baldwin Spencer They have no idea as to what is the meaning of the third incident — the carrying over of the Churinga to the women's camp. The Native Tribes of Central Australia by Baldwin Spencer

George Gissing He noticed that the man once took out his watch, and from this trifling incident he sought to derive a hope; perhaps Eve would be quit ere long of the detested companionship. Eve's Ransom by George Gissing [1894]

Charles Dickens And, by-the-by, a most unlooked-for incident occurred, just as he finished the last verse. The Cricket on the Hearth by Charles Dickens [1845]

A. E. W. Mason He sat and let his thoughts play with this incident of Calladine’s early visit. The Affair at the Semiramis Hotel by A. E. W. Mason [1917]

Arthur Conan Doyle And then, as all this passed vaguely through my mind, an incident occurred which brought my thoughts into quite another channel. The Sealed Room by Arthur Conan Doyle [1898]

Ann Radcliffe This incident occasioned Julia much alarm. A Sicilian Romance by Ann Radcliffe [1790]

William Black Whatever may be said about any particular incident like this, the atmosphere of the book is true. Goldsmith by William Black [1878]

One incident of the passage derives interest from its possible consequence. Byron by John Nichol [1880]

G. K. Chesterton It was on one of these visits that the incident occurred, which led me to take the liberty of putting him, or rather part of him, into a string of sensational stories. Autobiography by G. K. Chesterton [1936]

That such a meeting as this should have formed so long-remembered an incident in the poet’s life will appear, perhaps, equally ridiculous to the philosopher and to the man of the world. Wordsworth by F. W. H. Myers [1881]

Kenneth Grahame This I gracefully consented to do, and the incident ended. Dream Days by Kenneth Grahame

George Eliot The incident which brought them into communication was due to Felix Holt, who of all men in the world had the least affinity either for the indusuious or the idle parasite. Felix Holt the Radical by George Eliot [1866]

Jeremy Bentham Fifth. When an incident is inexclusively intentional, it may be either conjunctively so, disjunctively, or indiscriminately. An Introduction to the Principles of Morals and Legislation by Jeremy Bentham

Tobias Smolle Probably, this is the first incident of their second excursion; for the distance between this here house and Sir Launcelot’s estate does not exceed fourscore or ninety miles. The Life and Adventures of Sir Launcelot Greaves by Tobias Smolle

John Morley In the following month (March 1790) this unpromising incident was succeeded by an aberration which no rational man will now undertake to defend. Burke by John Morley [1879]

Henry James based his ghost story, The Turn of the Screw, on an incident reported to the Psychical Society, of a spectral old woman corrupting the mind of a child. The Supernatural in Modern English Fiction by Dorothy Scarborough

Here was the lady of the sylvan incident sitting bodily before me, “in her habit as she lived. Tales of Soldiers and Civilians by Ambrose Bierce

Arthur Conan Doyle It was marked, however, at the outset by an incident which left the most sinister impression upon my mind. His Last Bow by Arthur Conan Doyle [1917]

Wilkie Collins A woman, in Oscar’s position, would have been able to relate to us, not only the whole conversation with the rector, but every little trifling incident which had noticeably illustrated it. Poor Miss Finch by Wilkie Collins [1872]

Gertrude Stein The incident that succumbs is the one that is early. Geography and Plays by Gertrude Stein

Gaston Leroux Here, my boy, is how things stood when, three days, or rather three nights ago, an extraordinarily strange incident occurred. Mystery of the Yellow Room by Gaston Leroux [1907]

Arthur Conan Doyle The investigation had drifted into this hopeless position when a new and most unexpected incident occurred. Tales of Terror and Mystery by Arthur Conan Doyle [1923]

O’Hara smiled grimly after his defeated interrogator, but the incident gave him food for thought. Citadel of Fear by Francis Stevens

H. G. Wells The incident seemed to him of no importance whatever. The Food of the Gods and how it came to Earth by H. G. Wells [1904]

Thomas Hardy While these cheerful events were in course of enactment within Fennel’s pastoral dwelling, an incident having considerable bearing on the party had occurred in the gloomy night without. Wessex Tales by Thomas Hardy [1888]

Edith Wharton Every incident of the day seemed to point a leering finger in the same direction, from Mrs. Nimick’s allusion to the imported damask curtains to Gregg’s confident appeal for rehabilitation. The Hermit and the Wild Woman and other stories by Edith Wharton [1908]

H. G. Wells The incident of the Beauty of Narragansett and the note from the American President was the turning point of his career. The Autocracy of Mr. Parham by H. G. Wells [1930]

Alfred Ainger There was one incident in those Russell Street days that would have been an event indeed in the life of most home-keeping men who had reached middle life without having once left English shores. Charles Lamb by Alfred Ainger [1882]

H.P. Lovecraft While these serious steps were under discussion there occurred in the town an incident so terrible and inexplicable that for a time little else was mentioned for miles around. The Case of Charles Dexter Ward by H.P. Lovecraft [1927]

Nay, the very incident which, by my theory, must in some degree estrange me and him, changed, indeed, somewhat our relations; but not in the sense I painfully anticipated. Villette by Charlotte Brontë [1853]

H. G. Wells This occurred on the first day of my sojourn, when my play-writing energy was at its height and I regarded the incident simply as an annoying distraction — the waste of five minutes. First Men in the Moon by H. G. Wells [1901]

But this touching incident of the pin was too ancient a tradition to fit Mr. Smithson, still under forty. Phantom Fortune by Mary Elizabeth Braddon [1883]

The incident I am about to relate took place on a warm morning. ’Long Live the King!’ by Guy Boothby [1900]

H. G. Wells The incident that gave him his third shock was the execution of one of the men on the Adler for carrying a box of matches. The War in the Air by H. G. Wells [1908]

Ann Radcliffe The incident of the preceding evening had not only renewed the agonies of remorse, but excited those of pride and apprehension. The Italian by Ann Radcliffe [1796]

H. Rider Haggard And so with the last body that floated away down the current of the Tana ended the incident of our attack on the Masai camp. Allan Quatermain by H. Rider Haggard

Sigmund Freud Now I have been told of the following incident of my childhood; my recollection of the occurrence itself has been replaced by my recollection of the story. The Interpretation of Dreams by Sigmund Freud [1911]

F. Scott Fitzgerald Amory was content to sit and watch the by-play, thinking what a light touch Kerry had, and how he could transform the barest incident into a thing of curve and contour. This Side of Paradise by F. Scott Fitzgerald

Horace Walpole Isabella, whom every incident was sufficient to dismay, hesitated whether she should proceed. The Castle of Otranto by Horace Walpole [1764]

George Gissing In all probability she was discussing in her own mind the probable events of the day, dwelling now and then, by way of diversion, upon some incident of yesterday. Workers in the Dawn by George Gissing [1880]

Presently an incident occurred which gave them an excuse for more urgent pressure. Daniel Defoe by William Minto [1879]

Arthur Conan Doyle Hewett, of the Royal Society, went to report on the matter a year or so back, and some rather painful incident occurred. The Firm of Girdlestone by Arthur Conan Doyle [1890]

Thomas Hardy At this point in their experience, however, an incident helped her. Return of the Native by Thomas Hardy

Sir Walter Scott The incident greatly deepened her melancholy, and injured her health, already shaken by previous circumstances. The Fortunes of Nigel by Sir Walter Scott [1822]

Mais, comme il remontait, un incident l’arrêta. Nana by Emile Zola [1880]

Andrew Lang The incident of the bare feet may be regarded as a fortuitous coincidence, since Miss Angus saw the young lady foreshortened, and could not describe her face. The Making of Religion by Andrew Lang

Thomas Hardy The incident of the misplaced letter she had jumped at as if it prevented a confession; but she knew in her conscience that it need not; there was still time. Tess of the d’Urbervilles by Thomas Hardy

Arthur Conan Doyle On the morning after this incident I was up betimes, as is my wont; but I was surprised, on glancing from my window, to see that our new inmate was earlier still. Danger! and other stories by Arthur Conan Doyle [1918]

Leon Trotsky The third conflict of a strategic nature arose in connection with Yudenich’s offensive against Petrograd. This incident was described in an earlier chapter, and need not be gone over again. My Life by Leon Trotsky

John Galsworthy The incident raised so acutely the whole question of his brother in relation to his possibilities. On Forsyte ’Change by John Galsworthy

George Gissing The incident occurred early in his married life, and was, no doubt, the origin of the very prevalent belief that he had ruled his wife by similar methods. A Life's Morning by George Gissing [1885]

Jules Verne Le patagon ne sourcillait pas; il attendait patiemment l’explication d’un incident absolument incompréhensible pour lui. Les Enfants du Capitaine Grant by Jules Verne [1867-68]

To tell of that other incident that caused Tom to look wicked and so bellicose. My Tropic Isle by E. J. Banfield

E. F. Benson And though Elizabeth had been a great nuisance, she deserved credit and sympathy for her ingenious version of the awkward incident . Trouble for Lucia by E. F. Benson [1939]

Arthur Conan Doyle I endeavoured to explain that it was a mere accident that I had touched the box, but all the evening I was conscious that he looked at me harshly and that the incident was rankling in his mind. The Case Book of Sherlock Holmes by Arthur Conan Doyle [1927]

Jules Verne No incident took place during the night. Michael Strogoff by Jules Verne [1876]

The clay figures that Satan in Mark Twain’s novel models, endues with life, then destroys with the fine, casual carelessness of a god, remind one of an incident from mythology. The Supernatural in Modern English Fiction by Dorothy Scarborough

G. K. Chesterton Each of them had passed through the one incident of existence. Robert Browning by G. K. Chesterton [1903]

Wilkie Collins But the strangest incident of all I have not told you yet — feeling some hesitation about the best way of describing it, so as to interest you in what has deeply interested me. The Fallen Leaves by Wilkie Collins [1879]

Anthony Trollope Another incident in Isabel’s life must be told to the reader. Cousin Henry by Anthony Trollope [1879]

George Meredith She returned to her sisters in the conservatory, and meeting Mr. Barren at the door, made the incident a topic. Sandra Belloni by George Meredith [1887]

Mark Twain The deeds of Washington, the patriot, are the essential thing; the cherry-tree incident is of no consequence. What is Man? and other essays by Mark Twain

Henry James And now I am already better!” I mention this incident because it confirmed an impression of Rowland’s from which he had derived a certain consolation. Roderick Hudson by Henry James [1875]

Andrew Lang Russian parallels are ‘Vasilissa the Wise and the Water King,’ and ‘The King Bear.’94 The incident of the flight and the magical obstacles is found in Japanese mythology. Custom and Myth by Andrew Lang

Francis Bacon Toward the composition and structure of which form it is incident to handle the parts thereof, which are propositions, and the parts of propositions, which are simple words. The Advancement of Learning by Francis Bacon [1605]

All night long, everything was quiet as the grave, but in spite of its lack of incident the watch, to him, was not uninteresting. Cloud the Smiter by Arthur Gask [1926]

Sigmund Freud Not infrequently the dream-speech serves merely as an allusion to an incident in connection with which the remembered speech was made. The Interpretation of Dreams by Sigmund Freud [1911]

Olaf Stapledon I mention this incident because it gave me a little shock at the time, and because it fell in line with a number of other queer encounters between Victor and dumb animals. A Man Divided by Olaf Stapledon

This incident must be given in his own words:—“You know,” he says, “our country custom of coupling a man and woman together as partners in the labours of the harvest. Robert Burns by John Campbell Shairp [1879]

Gaston Leroux I noticed, when he was in her room after the incident in the gallery, that he kept himself in the shadow, and that he kept his head bent down. Mystery of the Yellow Room by Gaston Leroux [1907]

Jack London While on the question of vagaries, I shall tell what befell Thomas Mugridge in the cabin, and at the same time complete an incident upon which I have already touched once or twice. The Sea-Wolf by Jack London [1904]

H. G. Wells Mrs. Rylands recalled that incident now without shock or repulsion. Meanwhile by H. G. Wells [1927]

Unfortunately, there is often a need of some concrete incident before one can discover the real state of one’s feelings. Collected Essays by George Orwell

Jules Verne Aucun incident ne troubla cette nuit paisible, et le lendemain, — 29 mars, — frais et dispos, ils se réveillaient, prêts à entreprendre cette excursion qui devait fixer leur sort. L’Ile Mystérieuse by Jules Verne [1874]

Robert Louis Stevenson Again, I shall not readily forget with what emotion he once told me an incident of their associated travels. Memoir of Fleeming Jenkin by Robert Louis Stevenson

Alfred Ainger The reader must be content to enjoy what is set before him, and not to grumble because any chance incident on the road tempts the writer away from the path on which he set out. Charles Lamb by Alfred Ainger [1882]

A strange little incident it was: I liked it. Shirley by Charlotte Bronte [1849]

The incident had certainly seemed strange to him, but in the course of a few days he had quite forgotten it. The Secret of the Garden by Arthur Gask [1924]

Anthony Trollope But an incident which of all was most comforting and most consolatory to one of the inhabitants of the parsonage took place two or three days after the dinner-party. Dr. Wortle’s school by Anthony Trollope

Henry Handel Richardson While Dove hesitated thus, torn between his reputation on the one hand, his missionary zeal on the other; while he hesitated, an incident occurred, which acted as a kind of moral fingerpost. Maurice Guest by Henry Handel Richardson

Yet as I would be as just to myself as I hope to be to others, I did not let this incident pass, without a struggle to conquer my lower nature. The Mill Mystery by Anna Katharine Green

Edgar Allan Poe His originality both of incident and reflection is very remarkable; and this trait alone would insure him at least our warmest regard and commendation. Criticism by Edgar Allan Poe

Jack London The dead man was an episode that was past, an incident that was dropped, in a canvas covering with a sack of coal, while the ship sped along and her work went on. The Sea-Wolf by Jack London [1904]

Jules Verne This incident was more than a cosmical phenomenon; it was a threatened danger, the consequence of which might be disastrous in the extreme. Round the Moon by Jules Verne [1873]

If it were not for the odd characters and variety of incident in Dickens’s novels they would hardly be worth reading. The Life and Genius of Nathaniel Hawthorne by Frank Preston Stearns [1906]

Charles Dickens Only one disagreeable incident occurred. A Holiday Romance by Charles Dickens [1868]

The incident however sent her to bed even more certain of the edge of incapacity and void upon which she dwelt than she normally was. Many Dimensions by Charles Williams [1931]

Arnold Bennett The dramatic Enville incident had spoiled the pleasure which she had felt in sacrificing her formal duty as a daughter to her duty as a clerk. Hilda Lessways by Arnold Bennett [1911]

W. H. Hudson Here again I recall an incident of my boyhood, and am not sure that it was not this that first gave me an interest in the subject. Idle Days in Patagonia by W. H. Hudson

I don’t know whether it was exactly fair to him to remember the incident which had given a new direction to his life, but at that very moment I remembered very distinctly. Lord Jim by Joseph Conrad [1900]

Jules Verne Cet incident termina la troisième séance du Comité. De La Terre a La Lune by Jules Verne [1865]

Jules Verne Pendant leur retour, les navigateurs furent témoins d’un incident curieux. Les Aventures du Capitaine Hatteras by Jules Verne [1864]

Never had such an incident happened before. The History of the Caliph Vathek by William Beckford

H.P. Lovecraft I had been there about three weeks when the first odd incident occurred. Cool Air by H.P. Lovecraft [1926]

Rafael Sabatini Confidently he accounted the incident closed, which but shows that, despite his friendship for Kynaston, his knowledge of him did not go very deep. The Plague of Ghosts by Rafael Sabatini

E. F. Benson At tea a most intriguing incident took place, for it had been Major Benjy’s invariable custom at these gatherings to have a whisky and soda or two instead of the milder refreshment. Lucia's Progress by E. F. Benson [1935]

Helen Zimmern This might be Edgeworthian, but it was not human nature; and the incident gave universal offense. Maria Edgeworth by Helen Zimmern