Phrases with "tent"

Thomas Hardy A man followed in a few minutes, and her face being to-wards the shine from the tent he recognized her. The Mayor of Casterbridge by Thomas Hardy

George Meredith You’d wish for them when pitching your tent At night in a whirly dingle! So, off we go, cries Roving Tim, And on we go, old raven! The wind according to its whim Is in and out of haven. Scattered Poems by George Meredith

Isabella Bird Unfortunately there was no relief from this venture, and Aziz “worrited” me out of my tent three times in the night to look at the creature. Journeys in Persia and Kurdistan by Isabella Bird [1891]

Mary Webb Now she was awaiting Reddin. The dancing had not begun, though the tent was ready. Gone to Earth by Mary Webb [1917]

Isabella Bird I spent the evening among them, but slept in my tent outside, in two feet of snow, 100 yards from the stable, in spite of the protestations of the zaptiehs. Journeys in Persia and Kurdistan by Isabella Bird [1891]

His own name caught his eye — the name buried so utterly, whose utterance in the Sheik’s tent had struck him like a dagger’s thrust. Under Two Flags by Ouida [1867]

Isabella Bird Sometimes one of their horses or cows stumbles over the tent ropes and nearly brings the tent down. Journeys in Persia and Kurdistan by Isabella Bird [1891]

Walter Scott To such the general’s tent is ever accessible. The Talisman by Walter Scott [1825]

At which the tent roared again, and Helen laughed too. Bursting-up by Ellen Wood [1871]

Rudyard Kipling A fat-tailed sheep, who did not want to die, bleated piteously at my tent door. Life’s Handicap by Rudyard Kipling [1891]

Well, one night, when, as I have informed you, my tent was pitched on a spot I considered eminently convenient, I slept very uncomfortably. A Book of Ghosts by S. Baring-Gould [1904]

There was a pail of water with a tin pannikin beside the tent pole, and out of this I drank repeated draughts. Prester John by John Buchan

Arthur Conan Doyle Nigel sprang from his horse and was within touch of his master when the silken hanging of the royal tent was torn violently aside and Edward rushed out. Sir Nigel by Arthur Conan Doyle [1906]

Andrew Lang He took the tent and after he had admired its smallness his amazement was so great that he could not recover himself. The Blue Fairy Book by Andrew Lang

Madame Desvarennes mechanically bent her steps toward the tent under which the heavy bounds of the dancers reechoed. Serge Panine by Georges Ohnet [1881]

I pitched my tent two miles from the settlement, near the beach. The Passing of the Aborigines by Daisy Bates [1938]

Arthur Conan Doyle And then there came a well-known rhythm into that distant chant, and they could almost hear the words: We nightly pitch our moving tent A day’s march nearer home. The Tragedy of the Korosko by Arthur Conan Doyle [1898]

Gustave Flauber They made a large fire with the tent poles, but the fire could not burn the mountain. Salammbo by Gustave Flauber

H. G. Wells By four the fire was out, and the snow was piling high in the darkling twilight against tent and hut. Marriage by H. G. Wells [1912]

Nathaniel Hawthorne While encamped before Vera Cruz, he gave up his own tent to a sick comrade, and went himself to lodge in the pestilential city. Life of Franklin Pierce by Nathaniel Hawthorne [1852]

T. E. Lawrence He pitched me a tent next his great marquee, and I went into it and rested myself at last. Seven Pillars of Wisdom by T. E. Lawrence [1926]

Here the camp was pitched and a tent run up with the oars, sails, and mast. The Wrecker by Robert Louis Stevenson and Lloyd Osbourne

When he entered the tent he saw it on the table, and at once grew perfectly white. The Crowned Skull by Fergus Hume

Isabella Bird Mirza Yusuf interprets, waits on me, packs the tent furnishings, rides with me, and is always within hearing of my whistle. Journeys in Persia and Kurdistan by Isabella Bird [1891]

Isabella Bird I have seen a tent of a wealthy Khan fully sixty feet long. Journeys in Persia and Kurdistan by Isabella Bird [1891]

Arthur Conan Doyle I have half a mind to let Monmouth carve his own road, and to pitch my tent in this quiet English township. Micah Clarke by Arthur Conan Doyle

Robert Louis Stevenson When they pitched a tent (which was often in wet weather, upon a communion occasion) it was rigged over the huge isolated pillar that had the name of Anes-Errand, none knew why. Lay Morals by Robert Louis Stevenson

Charles Stur My own tent was in the centre of the front, and another tent at the angle opposite the guard tent. Narrative of an expedition into Central Australia by Charles Stur

John Lewis Burckhard The warehouses of the castle are annually well stocked with wheat, barley, biscuit, rice, tobacco, tent and horse equipage, camel saddles, ropes, ammunition, &c. Travels in Syria and the Holy Land by John Lewis Burckhard

Edith Wharton Lunch was over; the Duke’s tent had been visited; and one by one the crowd in restaurant and grill-room had dispersed for bathing or bridge. The Children by Edith Wharton [1928]

Charles Stur It was his wont to visit my tent every day at noon, and to sleep during the heat; but he invariably asked permission to do this before he composed himself to rest, and generally laid down at my feet. Narrative of an expedition into Central Australia by Charles Stur

Isabella Bird If Sharban had not disobeyed orders and stayed behind with my tent all this would not have happened. Journeys in Persia and Kurdistan by Isabella Bird [1891]

In my tent there was no one very bad at the time, except a boy with his shoulder half-blown off by a whizz-bang, who lay in a drugged sleep at the far end. Mr. Standfast by John Buchan [1919]

Gustave Flauber At last three Samnite shepherds discovered him at a distance of fifteen paces from the spot where Matho’s tent lately stood. Salammbo by Gustave Flauber

Rudyard Kipling Come to the fat priest’s tent with this thin man and see the end. Kim by Rudyard Kipling [1901]

I, put up my tent near by, and made friends with my new “blood-relations,” gathered from near and far. The Passing of the Aborigines by Daisy Bates [1938]

Walter Scott But the Grand Master of the Temple, more deeply concerned in the event of the combat, was early before the tent of Conrade of Montserrat. To his great surprise, the attendants refused him admittance. The Talisman by Walter Scott [1825]

George Meredith Vexatious as it was to see a tramp’s tent there, we nevertheless acknowledged the respectful greeting of the women and the man with a few questions about tentpegs, pots, and tin mugs. The Adventures of Harry Richmond by George Meredith [1871]

It is evidently not a tent but a building, and was probably an extemporaneous construction of crude brick. A Thousand Miles up the Nile by Amelia B. Edwards [1877]

Abraham Merri Lakla raised her head; swept back the silken tent of her hair and gazed at me with eyes misty from weeping. The Moon Pool by Abraham Merri

Gustave Flauber He had not seen her again since the time when in Hamilcar’s tent amid the five armies he had felt her little, cold, soft hand fastened to his own; she had left for Carthage after the betrothal. Salammbo by Gustave Flauber

Signs of tent foundations and of buildings appear in impossible places; and the heights bear two Burj or “watchtowers,” one visible afar, and dominating from its mamelon the whole land. The Land of Midian by Richard F. Burton [1879]

At one end stood the target, at the other a tent of striped canvas, from the pole of which fluttered many-colored flags and streamers. The Merry Adventures of Robin Hood. by Written and illustrated by Howard Pyle

Abraham Merri Around that radiant tent the pillared darknesses, churned, pressing for entrance; finding none. The Ship of Ishtar by Abraham Merri

Isabella Bird Though there was a breeze, and both ends of my tent and the kanats were open, the mercury was at 86° inside, and at 5 A.M. at 72° outside (on May 21). Journeys in Persia and Kurdistan by Isabella Bird [1891]

When I was in India, I moved from one place to another, and I had pitched my tent in a certain spot. A Book of Ghosts by S. Baring-Gould [1904]

Richard Burton We soon alighted, however, pitched the tent under a burning sun, and were imitated by the rest of the party. Personal Narrative of a Pilgrimage to Al-Madinah and Meccah by Richard Burton

Anthony Hope I’ve looked at her often from my tent and from bare ground, and I know her. Rupert of Hentzau by Anthony Hope

Isabella Bird I was in my tent early, but there was little rest, for crowds of people with bad eyes and woful maladies besieged it until the evening. Journeys in Persia and Kurdistan by Isabella Bird [1891]

A tent was erected for them near that of the marshal. Twenty Years After by Alexandre Dumas [1845]

H. G. Wells It was manifestly impossible to go on, and they did nothing that day but run up a canvas shelter for the men and shift the tent behind a thicket of trees out of the full force of the wind. Marriage by H. G. Wells [1912]

My baggage, which had arrived previously, was lying soaking in the sleet, while the wretched servants were trying to pitch the tent in the high wind. Among the Tibetans by Isabella L. Bird [1894]

No robbers came except a jackal, that poked his nose into my tent from some motive of rational curiosity. Eothen by Alexander William Kinglake [1844]

Jules Verne The tent was no shelter against the balls. In Search of the Castaways by Jules Verne [1873]

William Morris A little before sunset they made halt for the night, and Ralph was shown to a tent as erst, and had meat and drink good enough brought to him. The Well At The World’s End by William Morris [1896]

Isabella Bird Among the things taken from my tent were an umbrella, knife, scissors, and most of my slender stock of underclothing. Journeys in Persia and Kurdistan by Isabella Bird [1891]

Oscar Wilde I never saw a man who looked With such a wistful eye Upon that little tent of blue Which prisoners call the sky, And at every wandering cloud that trailed Its ravelled fleeces by. The Ballad of Reading Gaol by Oscar Wilde [1898]

Sticks were soon gathered from the coppice, and the fire made; the round pot, filled with water, was put on to boil for tea, and the tent was set up. Seen in the Moonlight by Ellen Wood [1875]

I carried her before me on my camel for the rest of the day, and kept her in my tent all night. Eothen by Alexander William Kinglake [1844]

Richard Burton The last resting-place is known by the hurrying forward of these “Farrash,” or tent “Lascars,” who are determined to be the first on the ground and at the well. Personal Narrative of a Pilgrimage to Al-Madinah and Meccah by Richard Burton

Algernon Blackwood I walked softly here and there, still puzzling over that odd sound of infinite pattering, and of that pressure upon the tent that had wakened me. The Willows by Algernon Blackwood [1907]

John Lewis Burckhard The tent of our host was very neat, being formed with alternate white and black Shoukes, or cloth made of goat’s hair. Travels in Syria and the Holy Land by John Lewis Burckhard

Isabella Bird Mirza bringing my meals from the cooking tent has a stick to steady himself. Journeys in Persia and Kurdistan by Isabella Bird [1891]

Jules Verne The tent was erected against an ice-block. A Winter Amid the Ice by Jules Verne [1874]

Making fast the boat for the night, we landed the tent and other things, and looked about us. Seen in the Moonlight by Ellen Wood [1875]

He has a black, light-proof tent that he rigs up over newly-dug graves and just-opened vaults and, in the night time, is able to work in perfect security. The Grave-digger of Monks Arden by Arthur Gask [1938]

T. E. Lawrence They would rest two nights and draw four days’ rations from their store, duly set out near Auda’s tent by Young’s care. Seven Pillars of Wisdom by T. E. Lawrence [1926]

Willa Cather All countries were beautiful to Mr. Rosen. He carried a country of his own in his mind, and was able to unfold it like a tent in any wilderness. Obscure Destinies by Willa Cather [1932]

And so it needed an even greater effort than at Glasgow for Lister to strike his tent and adventure himself on new ground. Victorian Worthies by George Henry Blore

Jules Verne We had better take every precaution, and fasten down our tent with good big stones. The Field of Ice by Jules Verne

Florence Dixie At about that hour I peered out of my tent at the scene. Across Patagonia by Florence Dixie [1880]

Anthony Trollope And wha’s to tent the pownie? There’s mair in keeping a pownie than your leddyship thinks. The Eustace Diamonds by Anthony Trollope

He had grown quiet at last, and had retired from the world under a tent of green-baize. Eleanor's Victory by Mary Elizabeth Braddon [1863]

E. Phillips Oppenheim The position she had chosen for her tent was entirely isolated save for the presence, about fifty yards off, of a family caravan. The Amazing Partnership by E. Phillips Oppenheim [1914]

Robert Louis Stevenson At last I got off, and we rowed round to Fort Genois, where my men had put up a capital gipsy tent with sails, and there was my big board and Thomson’s number 5 in great glory. Memoir of Fleeming Jenkin by Robert Louis Stevenson

Algernon Blackwood At first it may not always be apparent, because the busy preparations of tent and cooking prevent, but with the first pause — after supper usually — it comes and announces itself. The Willows by Algernon Blackwood [1907]

H.P. Lovecraft It was composed of furs and tent cloth taken from Lake’s camp, and we did not pause to study the bizarre forms into which the fabrics had been slashed. At the Mountains of Madness by H.P. Lovecraft [1931]

William Morris Go now!” David smiled on Ralph and led him out unto a tent not far off, and there he made much of him, and bade bring meat and drink and all he needed. The Well At The World’s End by William Morris [1896]

Walter Scott The physician then, with silent but expressive signs, directed that all should leave the tent excepting himself and De Vaux, whom no remonstrance could induce to withdraw. The Talisman by Walter Scott [1825]

Steele Rudd The tent filled quickly, and the crowd awaited the opening act. On Our Selection by Steele Rudd

Arnold Bennett He would have liked to remain, majestic, within the tent of his soul. These Twain by Arnold Bennett [1916]

Sir Walter Scott If I am mistaken, I will recall her to my side; for her needle is not so absolutely perfect in tent and cross-stitch, but that my superintendence is advisable. Kenilworth by Sir Walter Scott [1821]

T. E. Lawrence Our morning passed with Auda talking of the march in front, while Nasir with forefinger and thumb flicked sputtering matches from the box across his tent at us. Seven Pillars of Wisdom by T. E. Lawrence [1926]

I pitched my tent first on the south side of the line, where there was a small auxiliary railway for carting wood and a pipe-line, and a half-cast teamster camped with a motley crowd of natives. The Passing of the Aborigines by Daisy Bates [1938]

T. E. Lawrence The freshness of the adventure in hand consoled us for everything; and Auda, importing more mutton, gave a farewell feast, the greatest of the whole series, in his huge tent the eve before we started. Seven Pillars of Wisdom by T. E. Lawrence [1926]

Arthur Machen In the groves of the woods, in the places where the leaves are as a tent above them, they shall find the sword of the slayer; and they that put their trust in walled cities shall be confounded. The Terror by Arthur Machen

Home! a Tartar beneath his tent — a wild Indian in his hut, may speak of home — I have none. Lodore by Mary Shelley

Ethel reached the landing, and entered a room of tolerable dimensions, considerably encumbered with litter, which opened into a smaller room, with a tent bed. Lodore by Mary Shelley

Isabella Bird While my tent was being pitched, the Governor’s aide-decamp, attended by a cavalry escort, called, and with much courtesy offered me the balakhana, arranged, he said, in European fashion. Journeys in Persia and Kurdistan by Isabella Bird [1891]

D. H. Lawrence She shut out all distant outlooks, as an Arab unfolds his tent and conquers the mystery and space of the desert. The White Peacock by D. H. Lawrence

Jules Verne The tent was soon put up, and a comfortable repast prepared. The Field of Ice by Jules Verne

I remember when common brandy was that price at first, and I’ve seen it fetched out of a doctor’s tent as medicine. Robbery Under Arms by Rolf Boldrewood

T. E. Lawrence In summer the Arab tent was less hot than our canvas tents, for the sun-heat was not absorbed in this loose woven fabric of hair and wool, with the air spaces and currents between its threads. Seven Pillars of Wisdom by T. E. Lawrence [1926]

Jules Verne In case of necessity, the gentlemen might shelter themselves here, when the violent rains came on, but a tent was to be their usual resting-place when the caravan camped for the night. In Search of the Castaways by Jules Verne [1873]

Isabella Bird The people are very poor and unprosperous, and a meaner set of donkeys and oxen than those which were treading out the corn close to my tent I have not seen. Journeys in Persia and Kurdistan by Isabella Bird [1891]

Several times my tent was pitched alongside of their encampments. Eothen by Alexander William Kinglake [1844]

In the shadow of a tent the former was awaiting him. Twenty Years After by Alexandre Dumas [1845]

Isabella Bird The next evening Karim, the man who so nearly lost his arm some time ago, was carried past my tent fainting, having been severely kicked in the chest by the same horse that lacerated his arm. Journeys in Persia and Kurdistan by Isabella Bird [1891]

Alphonse Daudet But here’s where Old Nick interfered! This tent was of so very ingenious a construction that he could not manage to open it. Tartarin of Tarascon by Alphonse Daudet [1872]

Algernon Blackwood Hank’s voice suddenly broke, he collapsed on the ground, and Cathcart somehow or other persuaded him at last to go into the tent and lie quiet. The Wendigo by Algernon Blackwood [1910]

John Lewis Burckhard We rode this day from sunrise to sunset, resting only one hour, opposite the island of Ferke, under a tent of Kerrarish. I have already described this route. Travels in Nubia by John Lewis Burckhard

Andrew Lang Though he knew not absolutely how great the power of genies and fairies was, he doubted whether it extended so far as to compass such a tent as his father desired. The Blue Fairy Book by Andrew Lang

Jules Verne The tent was not protection enough, and the whole party had to take refuge in the wagon. In Search of the Castaways by Jules Verne [1873]

There was a tent for the band, and another for refreshments, and no end of little marquees, dotted about, for anything. Bursting-up by Ellen Wood [1871]

All this I heard afterwards, but in the meantime I lay in Arcoll’s tent in deep unconsciousness. Prester John by John Buchan

T. E. Lawrence Baggage conditions were so hard and important for us that we rich took pride in faring like the men, who could not transport unnecessary things: and never before had I had a tent of my own. Seven Pillars of Wisdom by T. E. Lawrence [1926]

T. E. Lawrence And he swept me into his tent that we might exchange the news. Seven Pillars of Wisdom by T. E. Lawrence [1926]

My tent was a picture of grotesque discomfort. Among the Tibetans by Isabella L. Bird [1894]

Henry Handel Richardson So he bought; and not for a second had he regretted it — any more than he regretted having pitched his tent in this loveliest of spots. The Way Home by Henry Handel Richardson

D. H. Lawrence He would have a jolly wedding, a harvest supper and a wedding feast in one: a tent in the home close, and a band for dancing, and a great feast out of doors. The Rainbow by D. H. Lawrence

It is necessary for those who are valiant to camp in the extreme limits, making as it were a wall for the rest; but for the king is pitched his tent in the safest place, that is, in the midst. Essays and Miscellanies by Plutarch

William Dampier As soon as we came to an anchor, we made a tent ashore for Captain Cook who was sick. A New Voyage Round the World by William Dampier [1697]

William Makepeace Thackeray In the middle of this Shandeleezy is an open space of ground, and a tent where, during the summer, Mr. Franconi, the French Ashley, performs with his horses and things. Cox’s Diary by William Makepeace Thackeray [1855]

Arthur Conan Doyle Elliott was in my tent with me having a quiet cheroot until about ten o’clock. The Mystery of Cloomber by Arthur Conan Doyle [1889]

William Blake The Eternals, closed the tent They beat down the stakes the cords Stretch'd for a work of eternity; No more Los beheld Eternity. 11. The Book of Urizen by William Blake [1794]

Jules Verne The tent was pitched beneath the great trees, and as night had drawn on supper was served as quickly as possible, for all the party cared more for sleeping than eating, after such a day’s march. In Search of the Castaways by Jules Verne [1873]

Algernon Blackwood I called to him and sat up, and at the same moment it came to me that the tent was surrounded. The Willows by Algernon Blackwood [1907]

We stopped, and the tent was pitched. Eothen by Alexander William Kinglake [1844]

Sir Walter Scott Auld Davie is ca’ing it e’en now, and ye may be goadsman for the first twa or three days, and tak tent ye dinna o’erdrive the owsen, and then ye will be fit to gang betweeu the stilts. Old Mortality by Sir Walter Scott [1816]

T. E. Lawrence The journey was pleasant, for it was cool; there were a lot of us; and we two Englishmen had a tent in which we could shut ourselves up and be alone. Seven Pillars of Wisdom by T. E. Lawrence [1926]

When we leave this tent we part. Rogue Herries by Hugh Walpole [1930]

Isabella Bird When I opened the tent I found the crowd seated in a semicircle five rows deep, waiting for medicines, chiefly eye-lotion, quinine, and cough mixtures. Journeys in Persia and Kurdistan by Isabella Bird [1891]

Algernon Blackwood He still felt the warm pressure of that vanished body against his side; there lay the twisted blankets in a heap; the very tent yet trembled with the vehemence of the impetuous departure. The Wendigo by Algernon Blackwood [1910]

There is none to stretch forth my tent any more and to set up my curtains. The Lodger by Marie Belloc Lowndes [1913]

Algernon Blackwood We searched hurriedly, feverishly, but found only the traces of paw-marks passing from the door of his own tent across the moss to the women’s. John Silence by Algernon Blackwood

Their principal object was evidently the mare; for the women’s tent was attacked first, and there they instantly seized the object of their search. The Adventures of Hajji Baba of Ispahan by James Justinian Morier

I camped in my tent there, and, when the weather was squally, occupied one of the administration houses. The Passing of the Aborigines by Daisy Bates [1938]

Wilkie Collins I was among the wounded, having been struck by a javelin, or spear, while I was passing from one tent to another. The Two Destinies by Wilkie Collins [1876]

Richard Burton Having pitched the tent and eaten and slept, we prepared to perform the ceremony of Al-Ihram (assuming the pilgrim-garb), as Al-Zaribah is the Mikat, or the appointed place. Personal Narrative of a Pilgrimage to Al-Madinah and Meccah by Richard Burton

Jules Verne The tent was torn up to furnish a sail, and as soon as the frail raft was ready the poor fellows jumped upon it, and sailed out to the open sea. The Field of Ice by Jules Verne

I left my tent and its contents in care of my native friends, instructing the storekeeper to supply them with my usual rations. The Passing of the Aborigines by Daisy Bates [1938]

Isabella Bird One day there was a disturbance in camp owing to a man attacking Hassan for preventing a woman from entering my tent in my absence. Journeys in Persia and Kurdistan by Isabella Bird [1891]

Jules Verne I could stand it no longer, but gliding underneath the tent I hid my face in my hands and wept aloud. The Survivors of the Chancellor by Jules Verne [1875]

Rudyard Kipling Within the square was the roped ring for the wrestlers, and close to the ring a tent for the dozen or so of Englishmen present. The Smith Administration by Rudyard Kipling [1899]

John Lewis Burckhard May 18th left the tent before dawn, and proceeded along a Wady and then N.W. up an ascent, whose summit we reached in two hours. Travels in Syria and the Holy Land by John Lewis Burckhard

Andrew Lang I had run barefooted across the open space where my tents were pitched, very much to the astonishment of the sentry on guard, but I returned to my tent without speaking to him. The Book of Dreams and Ghosts by Andrew Lang

Walter Scott Why I should have thought of pitching my tent here I cannot tell. Chronicles of the Canongate by Walter Scott [1827]

Isabella Bird The heat at Deswali was overpowering, the mercury in my tent standing for hours on 17th August at 120°, the temperature in the shade being 104°. Journeys in Persia and Kurdistan by Isabella Bird [1891]

William Morris When I stood in my tent again, Arming afresh, I felt a pain Take hold of me, I was so fain, Hah! hah! la belle jaune giroflée. The Defence of Guenevere by William Morris [1858]

He required to see the elders of the place, and threatening dreadful vengeance, directed them upon their responsibility to take care that my tent should be immediately and abundantly supplied. Eothen by Alexander William Kinglake [1844]

Either it was a big nugget, or a new reef, or a tent robbery, a gold-buyer stuck up and robbed in the Ironbarks, a horse-stealing match, a fight at a dance-house, or a big law case. Robbery Under Arms by Rolf Boldrewood

Algernon Blackwood Presently he put his arm almost tenderly upon his comrade’s shoulder, and they moved off together into the shadows where their tent stood faintly glimmering. The Wendigo by Algernon Blackwood [1910]

Seeing this, Nikola left the tent again, and taking his revolver with him, put an end to their sufferings. Dr Nikola Returns by Guy Boothby [1896]

He and Hugues de Bruyeres, my own ancestor, were warm friends, and slept in the same tent as brothers in arms. Captain Fracasse by Théophile Gautier [1863]

They’ll never notice my tent on the other cliff. The Lonely House by Arthur Gask [1929]

At night a violent storm of rain and wind beat on my tent with such fury that its nether parts were torn away from the pegs, and the tent itself was only kept upright by sheer force. Journal of a Cruise on the Tanganyika Lake by John Hanning Speke [1864]

Arthur Conan Doyle I knew Tresillian in India. We shared one tent in the Afghan business. The Colonel’s Choice by Arthur Conan Doyle

Alphonse Daudet In one corner, under a tent patched with a thousand colours, a Moorish clerk of the market in spectacles scrawled in a large book. Tartarin of Tarascon by Alphonse Daudet [1872]

I built my breakwind up to twelve feet high in order to protect my tent in these ruinous winds and sweeping sands, but it was of little avail. The Passing of the Aborigines by Daisy Bates [1938]

John Galsworthy They passed into the rose tent now, and Dinny looked at her watch. Flowering Wilderness by John Galsworthy

Ralph Waldo Emerson GREAT MEN are more distinguished by range and tent than by originality. Representative Men by Ralph Waldo Emerson [1850]

Then suddenly Bellingham told me where his tent was, and, adding that our case was one for serious consideration, strode in its direction without another word until some sunlit paces separated us. The Black Mask by E. W. Hornung [1901]

Jack London The tent they had discarded at Dyea in order to travel light. The Call of the Wild by Jack London [1903]

Might not terror and mystery lurk behind that barricade as well as in tent and slum? I suddenly had a picture of a plump face all screwed up with fright muffled beneath the bed-clothes. The Three Hostages by John Buchan [1924]

George Eliot The old woman, seeming to forget Maggie’s hunger, poked the skewer into the pot with new vigor, and the younger crept under the tent and reached out some platters and spoons. The Mill on the Floss by George Eliot [1860]

Walter Scott In his way thither he visited the tent of Sir Kenneth of the Leopard, in order to see the condition of his first patient in the Christian camp, old Strauchan, as the knight’s esquire was named. The Talisman by Walter Scott [1825]

Isabella Bird During the night some of my tent ropes were snapped by a stampede of mules, and a heavy thunderstorm coming on with wind and rain, the tent flapped about my ears till dawn. Journeys in Persia and Kurdistan by Isabella Bird [1891]

Arthur Conan Doyle Place my flag on yonder high bush, Walter, and let my tent be raised there, that my friends may know where to seek me. Sir Nigel by Arthur Conan Doyle [1906]

It is followed by another sitting round the fire, which is built inside the mess tent when cold compels. The Land of Midian by Richard F. Burton [1879]

George Meredith The tent was in its old place covering the bronze horse. The Adventures of Harry Richmond by George Meredith [1871]

T. E. Lawrence The morning airs flashed the olive-yards to silver, and men from a great goat-hair tent on the right called us to guest with them. Seven Pillars of Wisdom by T. E. Lawrence [1926]

Jules Verne They did the best they could with the sunk wagon, and the tent was pitched beneath the shelter of the great trees; and if the rain did not come, they had not much to complain about. In Search of the Castaways by Jules Verne [1873]

Rudyard Kipling Learoyd snored, and a Snider bullet ripped its way through the tent wall. Life’s Handicap by Rudyard Kipling [1891]

George Eliot At this midday time it was forsaken and quiet to the very gates, where a tent had been erected in preparation for the race. Romola by George Eliot [1862-3]

Rudyard Kipling He had acquired a tent of green cloth upon sticks, with a window of soft glass that could not be broken. The Eyes of Asia by Rudyard Kipling [1918]

Her father would occupy the overseer’s room, that individual sharing a tent with me at the back. The Lust of Hate by Guy Boothby [1898]

Isabella Bird The greatest luxury is to find the tent pitched, the camp bed put up, and the kettle boiling for afternoon tea. Journeys in Persia and Kurdistan by Isabella Bird [1891]

T. E. Lawrence Occasionally a man was given private audience at this hour, but seldom; as the sleeping tent was strictly for the Sherif s own use. Seven Pillars of Wisdom by T. E. Lawrence [1926]

T. E. Lawrence Another day a tent took fire, and part-roasted three of our guests. Seven Pillars of Wisdom by T. E. Lawrence [1926]

Tak’ tent o’ this baking-bowl, sir, they’ve set it i’ yer way, fair as if they did it i’ malice. Shirley by Charlotte Bronte [1849]

T. E. Lawrence Afterwards he would sit again in the reception tent till he had finished with all who wanted him. Seven Pillars of Wisdom by T. E. Lawrence [1926]

Mary Webb Hazel looked out from the tent of the bed canopy into the dark, creaking room and the darker, roaring night. Gone to Earth by Mary Webb [1917]

Wilkie Collins At so much a week, they had hired a tent to shelter the open dust-heap from wind and weather. The Law and the Lady by Wilkie Collins [1875]

Isabella Bird He remonstrated with me for pitching my tent in such a lonely place, quite out of sight of the other camps, but it was then too dark to move it. Journeys in Persia and Kurdistan by Isabella Bird [1891]

Louisa May Alcott At sunset the tent was struck, hampers packed, wickets pulled up, boats loaded, and the whole party floated down the river, singing at the tops of their voices. Little Women by Louisa May Alcott [1868]

William Hazlitt Pisanio. Good madam, hear me— Imogen. Talk thy tongue weary, speak: I have heard I am a strumpet, and mine ear, Therein false struck, can take no greater wound, Nor tent to bottom that. Characters of Shakespeare’s Plays by William Hazlitt [1817]

Richard Burton The tent was useful to me; so were the water-skins, which I preferred to barrels, as being more portable, and less liable to leak. Personal Narrative of a Pilgrimage to Al-Madinah and Meccah by Richard Burton

Algernon Blackwood After all, we had to spend the night together, and to sleep in the same tent side by side. The Willows by Algernon Blackwood [1907]

At any rate, I will not turn away to-night as weary a traveller and as good a soldier as you are, Lieutenant Kearny. Manuel Ortiz’s tent is there by the brightest fire. Roads of Destiny by O. Henry [1909]

Algernon Blackwood When he returned he sat nearer the door than before, and from that moment until we left the tent he never once took his eyes from the figure of Dr. Silence, silhouetted there against sky and canvas. John Silence by Algernon Blackwood

Marjorie Bowen The tent was lit by jewelled lamps, and by their dull light Vincenzo’s beauty shone with an almost unearthly brilliancy. The Viper of Milan by Marjorie Bowen [1906]

Jules Verne Their companions soon stretched themselves under the tent or outside under the trees, which is no great hardship in this salubrious climate. In Search of the Castaways by Jules Verne [1873]

Andrew Lang Meantime he had a tent pitched on the shore, and spent all his time gazing at the tower and looking for the princess through his spyglass. The Grey Fairy Book by Andrew Lang

H. G. Wells Two others were now assisting Trafford to put up the little tent that was to shelter her, and the fifth was kneeling beside her very solemnly and respectfully cutting slices of bacon for her to fry. Marriage by H. G. Wells [1912]

John Galsworthy The tent they entered was warm with humanity and perfume, though the day was damp and cool. Flowering Wilderness by John Galsworthy

William Dampier Most of our men lay ashore in a tent where our sails were mending; and our strikers brought home turtle and manatee every day, which was our constant food. A New Voyage Round the World by William Dampier [1697]

Much pleased with the things, Kamrasi ordered the tent to be pitched before all his court, pointed out to them what clever people the white people are, making iron pots instead of earthen ones. The Discovery of the Source of the Nile by John Hanning Speke [1863]

My servants, helped by the Arabs, busied themselves in pitching the tent and kindling the fire. Eothen by Alexander William Kinglake [1844]

The lawn must be utilised, either for lawn-tennis or for bowls (played with curates), or by the erection of a tent for refreshments. A Bride from the Bush by E. W. Hornung [1890]

The tent scene is confessedly worth half-a-sovereign, and so you have the fight in, gratis, and everybody knows what an effect may be produced by a good combat. Sketches by Boz by Charles Dickens [1836]

T. E. Lawrence So I struggled into more clothes, and crawled over to his great tent to sound the depth of motive in him. Seven Pillars of Wisdom by T. E. Lawrence [1926]

Ralph Waldo Emerson A man should not be a silk-worm; nor a nation a tent of caterpillars. English Traits by Ralph Waldo Emerson [1856]

Anthony Trollope The tent was hardly large enough for more than five or six. John Caldigate by Anthony Trollope

Isabella Bird When the men took up stones with which to hammer the tent pegs they dropped them “like hot potatoes. Journeys in Persia and Kurdistan by Isabella Bird [1891]

Isabella Bird My ravine has a spring, with exactly space for my tent beside it, and a platform higher up with just room enough for the servants. Journeys in Persia and Kurdistan by Isabella Bird [1891]

Algernon Blackwood He had been very quiet all the afternoon, engaged in recaulking the canoe, strengthening the tent ropes, and fishing for driftwood while I slept. The Willows by Algernon Blackwood [1907]

The following April I was in his company in a tent far up on the shoulder of a Kashmir mountain. Basilissa by John Buchan [1914]

Isabella Bird My shuldari was torn to pieces, and pulled down over me, by a lively mule which cantered among the tent ropes. Journeys in Persia and Kurdistan by Isabella Bird [1891]

I never met the gentleman until night before last, and we parted then because he managed to cut a hole in the side of his prison tent and escape. Nightmare! by Francis Stevens

Tiny hoped that one of them would have the good taste to come to the ladies’ tent and talk to her; an Eton boy would do very well; Herbert would be better than nobody: but she hoped in vain. Tiny Luttrell by E. W. Hornung [1893]