Phrases with "that"

E. F. Benson I can’t believe in any creed of which the central doctrine is that God who is Joy should have had to suffer. The Man Who Went Too Far by E. F. Benson

Sinclair Lewis But that young pup — Rats! He’s probably very decent. Moths in the Arc Light by Sinclair Lewis

Rudyard Kipling HE passed in the very battle-smoke  Of the war that he had descried. The Years Between by Rudyard Kipling [1919]

Benjamin Disraeli The truth is, that the new constituency has been so arranged that an unnatural preponderance has been given to a small class, and one hostile to the interests of the great body. The Spirit of Whiggism by Benjamin Disraeli

Guy de Maupassant It is for this reason alone that we do not die of sorrow after two or three years of excitement. Farewell! (Growing Old) (Adieu!) by Guy de Maupassant [1884]

She bade Janet leave the ironing and go to do her books and bills: hastily explaining that she wanted to know how far fifty pounds would go towards paying a fair proportion off each debt. Janet Carey by Ellen Wood [1873]

I’m inclined to think that something may yet come out of the Bible Christian that will surprise the world . The Last Crusade by John Buchan

You see it was to be expected, for though the coal was of a safe kind, that cargo had been so handled, so broken up with handling, that it looked more like smithy coal than anything else. Youth by Joseph Conrad [1898]

Guy de Maupassan It is not very long ago that an Hungarian Prince, who was in an Austrian cavalry regiment, was quartered in a wealthy Austrian garrison town. A Deer Park in the Provinces (En Campagne) by Guy de Maupassan

William Morris We heard, and our hearts were saying, “In a little while all the earth —” And that day at last of all days I knew what life was worth; For I saw what few have beheld, a folk with all hearts gay. The Pilgrims of Hope by William Morris [1915]

Henry Handel Richardson The doctor recommended a thorough change of scene; and as July was now well advanced, it was arranged that she and Annemarie should set out forthwith for a watering-place in the mountains. Two Tales of Old Strasbourg by Henry Handel Richardson

Arthur Machen I could not be sure; but I told Roberts that I thought something might be done. The Children of the Pool by Arthur Machen

Charles Dickens And where’s the proof? sent ready-made by the hand of the Lord. Why, there’s one among us here now, that has got all the learning that can be crammed into him. George Silvermans’s Explanation by Charles Dickens [1868]

H. G. Wells We had now come to what is generally the most difficult part of the Morderberg ascent, the edge that leads up to the snowfield below the crest. Little Mother up the Morderberg by H. G. Wells [1910]

Guy de Maupassan But he showed himself so good-natured, so open, so familiar, that gradually these horrible doubts were forgotten. The Orphan by Guy de Maupassan

George Meredith What life was that I lived?  The life of these? Heaven keep them happy!  Nature they seem near. Modern Love by George Meredith [1862]

The value of each is carefully entered in a book, so that a precise return may be made when a similar occasion occurs. Among the Tibetans by Isabella L. Bird [1894]

Not that I could not get a divorce. The Pitfall by Mary Cholmondeley [1912]

Pu Songling In spite of himself, his eyes quitted the columns of letters laid out in lines and searched into the darkness that the feeble light did not contrive to break through. Strange Stories from the Lodge of Leisures by Pu Songling [1740]

Charles Kingsley We soon find him saying what More and Fox would alike deny, that “The story of Christ’s life and death is our soul’s food. Hours with the Mystics by Charles Kingsley

H.P. Lovecraft The bare statistics of my ancestry I had always known, together with the fact that my first American forebear had come to the colonies under a strange cloud. The Rats in the Walls by H.P. Lovecraft [1923]

Guy de Maupassant Unwillingly she had accepted Monsieur Parisse, one of those little fat men with short legs, who trip along, with trousers that are always too large. Madame Parisse by Guy de Maupassant [1886]

Guy de Maupassant And I can never find repose when I know, when I feel, that on the other side of a wall, several existences are interrupted by these regular eclipses of reason. Who Knows? (Qui sait ?) by Guy de Maupassant [1890]

H.P. Lovecraft The training of unhallowed thousands of years must lie behind that march of earth’s inmost monstrosities . Imprisoned with the Pharaohs by H.P. Lovecraft [1924]

W. W. Jacobs In a lazy fashion it opened one eye, and discovered that an old, shrivelled up little man, with a brown face, was standing by the counter. The Brown Man’s Servant by W. W. Jacobs

But the place was fresh and clean, with the windows wide open, and, though I could not have given my reasons, I was convinced that drugs or drink had nothing to do with the sickness. The Grove of Ashtaroth by John Buchan [1910]

We were turned out next: though indeed to have attempted to remain in that large house were folly. “Jerry’s Gazette.” by Ellen Wood [1869]

Flung up there by the sea, ages ago, the same sea has already so undermined it, so under-tunnelled it, that with a few ages more it must crumble in, and sink again to the ocean bed from which it came. The Web of Maya by Ella D'Arcy [1895]

Charles Dickens I could not but argue with myself that here was the true explanation of his interest in poor Meltham, and that I had been almost brutal in my distrust on that simple head. Hunted Down by Charles Dickens [1860]

In the Universe there are four things that are great, and the Sage is one of them. Tao Te Ching by Lao tzu

And now, my very dear friend, I think it’s high time that you interviewed a real, flesh-and-blood doctor. Unseen - Unfeared by Francis Stevens

Arthur Machen My wife had only asked one thing of me; that when there came at last what I had told her, I would kill her. The Inmost Light by Arthur Machen

Edith Wharton I don’t know exactly what she reminded me of: a dried bouquet, or something rich and clovy that had turned brittle through long keeping in a sandal-wood box. Coming Home by Edith Wharton [1916]

God has been so merciful to me, and she is still as she was, that I— I should like to do what I can for her when we come back again, and comfort and keep her. Hardly Worth Telling by Ellen Wood [1870]

Edgar Allan Poe He had not been thus long occupied, however, before a rush to the doors gave token that the host was closing them for the night. The Man of the Crowd by Edgar Allan Poe [1840]

Arthur Thomas Quiller-Couch Crack followed crack, flash and peal together, or so quick on each other, that no mortal could distinguish the rattle of one discharge from the bursting explosion of the other. Three Men of Badajos by Arthur Thomas Quiller-Couch

Guy de Maupassant Why? Perhaps she thought that I loved him too much. A Humble Drama (Humble Drame) by Guy de Maupassant [1883]

And now that the communication to his wife was off his mind — for in that had lain the chief weight — Mr. Blair was more at ease. “Jerry’s Gazette.” by Ellen Wood [1869]

The Squire was the veriest old stupid, when he wanted to make-believe, that you’d see in a winter’s day. “Jerry’s Gazette.” by Ellen Wood [1869]

Maxim Gorky In that way, too, the peasant’s strength saved them. Reminiscences of Leo Nikolaevich Tolstoy by Maxim Gorky

Thomas Paine The frequent contentions at that time about the use of a well in the dry country of Arabia, where those people lived, also show that there was no landed property. Agrarian Justice by Thomas Paine

A hungry crowd of shipwrights sharpened their chisels at the sight of that carcass of a ship. Youth by Joseph Conrad [1898]

Men were like thatmoral cannibals feeding on each other’s misfortunes. The Tale by Joseph Conrad [1917]

I had still two outposts to visit before finishing my round; but from that moment to this I have never been able to remember any one incident of my homeward ride. A Service of Danger by Amelia B. Edwards

Guy de Maupassant She lived amid those infamous surroundings with a quiet, tranquil ease that was either terribly criminal or else the result of innocence. Yveline Samoris by Guy de Maupassant [1882]

Robert Louis Stevenson May I remark, as a balm for wounded fellow-townsmen, that there is nothing deadly in my accusations? Small blame to them if they keep ledgers: ’tis an excellent business habit. Edinburgh Picturesque Notes by Robert Louis Stevenson

William Makepeace Thackeray Conduct me to my grave, and I never, never shall be different!” When he had said this, Orlando was so much affected, that he rushed suddenly on his hat and quitted the room. Cox’s Diary by William Makepeace Thackeray [1855]

It was in winter, and in the wintry weather of the year 1803, that I first entered Oxford with a view to its vast means of education, or rather with a view to its vast advantages for study. Oxford by Thomas De Quincey [1835]

E. F. Benson Now the most violent and concentrated emotion we can imagine is the emotion that leads a man to take so extreme a step as killing himself or somebody else. The Other Bed by E. F. Benson

He who thinks that praise of mediocrity atones for disparagement of genius is like one who should plead robbery in excuse of theft. Epigrams by Ambrose Bierce

George Meredith Then, the reflex of that Fount Spied below, will Reason mount Lordly and a quenchless force, Lighting Pain to its mad source, Scaring Fear till Fear escapes, Shot through all its phantom shapes. Poems and Lyrics of the Joy of Earth by George Meredith [1883]

Guy de Maupassant Mordiane asked: “Is it your son that I met under the plane-trees?” “Yes. Yes, the second. Duchoux by Guy de Maupassant [1887]

Jules Verne Mr. Fogg asked him if it was not too late to notify the Reverend Samuel Wilson, of Marylebone parish, that evening. Around the World in 80 Days by Jules Verne [1873]

But I’d be glad to be assured, sir, that ye’re no a dangerous lunattic. The Frying-Pan and the Fire by John Buchan

Robert Louis Stevenson Far have I been and much have I seen, But never the beat of this; And there’s one must go down to that waterside To see how deep it is. Ballads by Robert Louis Stevenson

Henry James The two sisters were at this time in all the freshness of their youthful bloom; each wearing, of course, this natural brilliancy in the manner that became her best. The romance of certain old clothes by Henry James [1868]

Arthur Conan Doyle It was evident from the way in which they glanced round at him when Grossière made the remark, that he had been elected as the butt of the company. The Tragedians by Arthur Conan Doyle

Policeman Cripp told me all about it; it was him that took her. Losing Lena by Ellen Wood [1868]

Guy de Maupassant You must remember that I shall not live much longer, and suppose I had never seen him again! never have seen him! . Abandoned (L'Abandonné) by Guy de Maupassant [1884]

Robert Louis Stevenson When I think of that lad coming and going, train after train, with his bright face and civil words, I see how easily a good man may become the benefactor of his kind. Across the Plains by Robert Louis Stevenson

It would not have done by any means for Miss Timmens and her sharp eyes to go upstairs and catch a glimpse of him; so they concocted the tale that Harriet was away. David Garth’s Ghost by Ellen Wood [1871]

H. G. Wells It isn’t that Brownlow didn’t notice them very much; he is positive they were not there. The Queer Story of Brownlow’s Newspaper by H. G. Wells [1932]

She loves you still — that is the meaning of it all, you know — and she wants us to understand that for that reason we must keep apart. The Shell of Sense by Olivia Howard Dunbar

William Hope Hodgson I knew then that I was afraid of him — of his condition, or something I don’t know what. Eloi Eloi Lama Sabachthani by William Hope Hodgson

In that kind of place you may expel the priest and sweep it and garnish it, but he always returns. Fullcircle by John Buchan [1920]

I felt that if that is the costume in which a grateful country attires her criminals, honesty may be the better policy, after all. Capturing a Convict by Richard Marsh [1893]

Arthur Conan Doyle It was shown at the inquest that my uncle had lived in a sordid fashion for years, and he left little behind him. The Club-Footed Grocer by Arthur Conan Doyle [1898]

But there were more than one other; so we should say they looked at one another, which means that each looked at another. Write it Right by Ambrose Bierce [1909]

D. H. Lawrence It was a large attic, with two windows, and the ceiling curving down on either side, so that both the far walls were low. The Mortal Coil by D. H. Lawrence [1917]

George Meredith In that case, she has a husband. The Gentleman of Fifty and the Damsel of Nineteen by George Meredith

Sinclair Lewis There, he tore up and burned the wrapping paper bearing the name of the Parthenon Confectionery Store and the labeled bag that had contained the groceries. The Willow Walk by Sinclair Lewis

Guy de Maupassant People called them “Les Sauvage.” Was that a name or a nickname? I called to Serval. He came up with his long strides like a crane. Mother Sauvage (La Mère Sauvage) by Guy de Maupassant [1884]

Edgar Allan Poe I assure you that it is of the highest importance. The Gold-Bug by Edgar Allan Poe

Arthur Conan Doyle Recognising him by his cut as being a medical student, I took advantage of the freemasonry which exists between members of that profession. Crabbe’s Practice by Arthur Conan Doyle

H. G. Wells But as a matter of fact, Ugh-lomi, the first of men to feel that curious spell of the horse that binds us even to this day, meant a great deal. A Story of the Stone Age by H. G. Wells [1897]

As she neared that of Mr. Laurence, the door opened a little, and a voice asked huskily— “Is anything the matter, Mrs. Clayton? I have been listening to noises in the house for the last hour. The Box with the Iron Clamps by Florence Marrya

Abraham Merri McKay hesitated, his horror lessening in that clear, wise, pitying gaze. The Woman of the Wood by Abraham Merri

Robert Louis Stevenson You’re a musician, I guess?” I assured him that, beyond a rudimentary acquaintance with “Auld Lang Syne” and “The Wearing of the Green,” I had no pretension whatever to that style. Across the Plains by Robert Louis Stevenson

Arthur Thomas Quiller-Couch I hear that the bulk of his troops are in camp above Penamacor; that at the outside he has in Sabugal under his hand but 5,000. The Two Scouts by Arthur Thomas Quiller-Couch

George Gissing It was plain to Harvey that some mystery lay in his friend’s reserve on the subject of the girl Emma; he was still anxious, but would not lead the talk to unpleasant things. A Lodger in Maze Pond by George Gissing

H. G. Wells Apt to his thought came a file of the defender soldiers, and passed him in the gleam of a swinging lamp that marked the way. The Land Ironclads by H. G. Wells [1903]

Henry David Thoreau It is remarkable that the latest bright color that is general should be this deep, dark scarlet and red, the intensest of colors. Autumnal Tints by Henry David Thoreau [1862]

Maria Edgeworth Gratitude at last prevailed: he repeated his declaration, that he would rather die than continue in a conspiracy against his benefactor! Hector refused to except him from the general doom. The Grateful Negro by Maria Edgeworth

Virginia Woolf Meanwhile the train was rushing to that station where we must all get out. Mr. Bennett and Mrs. Brown by Virginia Woolf [1924]

After a time the lady said to the officer — his name was De Castel — ‘I wish you would take the trouble to ascertain the exact truth as to that rumour. The Warrior’s Soul by Joseph Conrad [1916]

She did all she knew to make me believe she went quite against her own wishes, that her companions forced her to go. White Magic by Ella D'Arcy [1894]

Henry James The young man, at the thought that he had lost several hours, and that by hard riding he might already have been with his wife, uttered a passionate oath. The romance of certain old clothes by Henry James [1868]

Arthur Conan Doyle We hear, however, that a reward of a thousand pounds has been offered by the firm of Scholefield to the boat which finds her and of five thousand to the one which brings Miss Forrester back in safety. The Fate of the Evangeline by Arthur Conan Doyle

Edgar Allan Poe And all this came of his having been christened Charles, and of his possessing, in consequence, that ingenuous face which is proverbially the very “best letter of recommendation. Thou Art the Man by Edgar Allan Poe

Guy de Maupassant I asked, laughing, “What! all that?” “Everything that you can imagine,” was his answer. A Philosopher (Un Sage) by Guy de Maupassant [1883]

Guy de Maupassan From the time that she was twelve, she had been the mistress of every fellow in the village. La Morillonne by Guy de Maupassan

It turned out to be nothing worse, for he was well on the morrow; and I need not have mentioned it at all, but for a little matter that arose out of the day’s illness. Charles Van Rheyn by Ellen Wood [1875]

Guy de Maupassan It was the best dinner that Monsieur Leras had had in a long time. A Stroll by Guy de Maupassan

The more skills that men possess, the more strange contrivances appear. Tao Te Ching by Lao tzu

Guy de Maupassan A strange idea came into his head, that of getting himself crushed by the tree at the foot of which he had assassinated little Louise Roqué. Little Louise Roqué by Guy de Maupassan

Mr. Sale was at home, sitting by the fire in a brown study, that seemed to have no light at all in it. Margaret Rymer by Ellen Wood [1875]

Edgar Allan Poe Let it not be supposed, from what I have just said, that I am detailing any mystery, or penning any romance. The Murders in the Rue Morgue by Edgar Allan Poe

Henry James I got a strange, stirring sense that he had not consulted the usual ones and indeed that he had floated away into a grand indifference, into a reckless consciousness of art. The Next Time by Henry James [1895]

Guy de Maupassan It did not formulate anything, and I did not think anything; I only knew that she had lied. One Evening by Guy de Maupassan

The result was, that Tom Coney and I had a race which should reach the farm first. David Garth’s Ghost by Ellen Wood [1871]

But the point is that the one who took my side the most warmly of all was the brown-faced boy. Looking back on the Spanish war by George Orwell [1942]

Not that I ever saw him write. Going to the Mop by Ellen Wood [1871]

Had any one told us a year ago that our quiet neighbourhood could be disturbed by a public ferment such as this, we should never have believed it. Our Strike by Ellen Wood [1871]

It chanced that in spring, when the streams come down steely-blue and lipping over their brims, there came the most halcyon weather that ever man heard of. The Black Fishers by John Buchan

Guy de Maupassant On that day I felt nothing of all that crushes and tortures our life; I only felt the pleasure of that descent. Allouma by Guy de Maupassant [1889]

H. G. Wells I suppose immortality has been proved now by that sort of thing, and that is all to the good. The Croquet Player by H. G. Wells [1936]

Oh, mother, don’t you see that while you have been plotting against Jack you have plotted against me?” Aunt Dean felt sick with memories that were crowding upon her. Aunt Dean by Ellen Wood [1872]

Guy de Maupassan What an exact reflection of our social circumstances Leo Wolfram gave in that story our present reminiscences will show, in which a lady of that race plays the principal part. A Fashionable Woman (Goldkind) by Guy de Maupassan

Let’s give our attention to the business that brought me here, and get it done with. The Web of Maya by Ella D'Arcy [1895]

Guy de Maupassant You don’t find any made of that stuff nowadays! . The Devil (Le Diable) by Guy de Maupassant [1886]

Guy de Maupassan Thereupon, the government energetically reminded that thoroughly honest and noble man of his word of honor, and T— — who saw that he was unable to keep it, ended his life by a pistol bullet. Delila by Guy de Maupassan

On the contrary, it was certain some good luck must happen on that day. Mr. Justice Harbottle by J. Sheridan Le Fanu

Guy de Maupassant The horrible vengeance of that dreadful chemist of Pecq recalls to me the shocking drama of which I was, in spite of myself, a spectator. A Wife’s Confession (Confessions d'une femme) by Guy de Maupassant [1882]

Arthur Conan Doyle What could be the joke that had moved this stern man to mirth? Surely some masterpiece of humour. The Winning Shot by Arthur Conan Doyle

Anyhow, that was the way he used to talk, and I listened to him, for I liked the man, and had an enormous respect for his brains. Space by John Buchan [1911]

Charles Kingsley And therefore it is to be feared, or hoped, that science and superstition will to the world’s end remain irreconcilable and internecine foes. Science by Charles Kingsley

Arthur Conan Doyle I wasn’t down yet, but my assistant told me that the dress was a very good and new one, and that the man’s manner was just a bit suspicious. A Sordid Affair by Arthur Conan Doyle

Supposing you knew — not by sight or by instinct, but by sheer intellectual knowledge, as I know the truth of a mathematical proposition — that what we call empty space was full, crammed. Space by John Buchan [1911]

Guy de Maupassan Had you been deaf and dumb, I should no doubt have loved you for a very long time, and the cause of what has happened is, that you can talk; that is all. Words of Love by Guy de Maupassan

Arthur Conan Doyle Then I made tracks for home; and I can tell you, boys, that until you remarked it, I never knew it was raining, the whole way along. The Mystery of Sasassa Valley by Arthur Conan Doyle

Arthur Conan Doyle Ah! you rogue, I’ll bet my bottom dollar it was that pretty wench I saw the other day that kept you. Our Midnight Visitor by Arthur Conan Doyle

Guy de Maupassan He exclaimed: “My dear, you know that I abhor gossip. The Test by Guy de Maupassan

Guy de Maupassan They all came running, and in a few minutes I was told that Mother Clochette was dead. Bellflower (Clochette) by Guy de Maupassan

Henry David Thoreau No wonder that there have been astrologers, that some have conceived that they were personally related to particular stars. Night and Moonlight by Henry David Thoreau

Arthur Morrison Long even before the last tenant had occupied it, the room had been regarded with fear and aversion, and the end of that last tenant had in no way lightened the gloom that hung about the place. The Thing in the Upper Room by Arthur Morrison

Arthur Conan Doyle His broad, high brow and contemplative eyes showed that he was a man of wisdom as well as of valour. A Point of Contact by Arthur Conan Doyle

Gertrude Stein To choose it is ended, it is actual and more than that it has it certainly has the same treat, and a seat all that is practiced and more easily much more easily ordinarily. Tender Buttons by Gertrude Stein [1914]

Guy de Maupassant You would not have known me, isn’t that so? I have had so much sorrow — so much sorrow. All Over (Fini) by Guy de Maupassant [1885]

A second look convinced me that we had never met, and I realised that the word he had used was Brumby. I hadn’t a notion what he meant, but the only thing seemed to be to brazen it out. The Frying-Pan and the Fire by John Buchan

And all through the suggestion of that precious calf, Cole. Johnny, I think I shall act on my own judgment, and go back and tell Rymer the note was a stolen one. Lost in the Post by Ellen Wood [1870]

Marjorie Bowen For the rest, the crest of the hill was covered by a hazel copse and then dipped lonely again to the clouded lower levels that now began to slope into the marsh. Kecksies by Marjorie Bowen

Elizabeth Gaskell But Susan only said, “The little child slept with me; and it was I that left her. Lizzie Leigh by Elizabeth Gaskell [1855]

Ralph Waldo Emerson They ask, who would live in a new country, that can live in an old? and it is not strange that our youths and maidens should burn to see the picturesque extremes of an antiquated country. The Young American by Ralph Waldo Emerson [1844]

Guy de Maupassant He then made a show of crawling with an air so humble, so sad, so suppliant, that I felt the tears coming into my eyes. After (Après) by Guy de Maupassant [1891]

Charles Dickens Seeing that all was for the moment lost, I fought my desperate way hand to hand to the lane. A Holiday Romance by Charles Dickens [1868]

Guy de Maupassant I was very much interested at that time in a droll little woman. Misti by Guy de Maupassant [1884]

H. G. Wells Only gradually have I been able to build up this picture of Brownlow turning over that miraculous sheet, so that I can believe it myself. The Queer Story of Brownlow’s Newspaper by H. G. Wells [1932]

Elizabeth Gaskell Here it was, in reality, that the Camorra ruled supreme. An Italian Institution by Elizabeth Gaskell [1864]

I’d tell you the different sorts but that you might think it tedious. Roger Monk by Ellen Wood [1868]

Ralph Waldo Emerson His needs, appetites, talents, affections, accomplishments, are keys that open to him the beautiful museum of human life. Literary Ethics by Ralph Waldo Emerson [1838]

Virginia Woolf In that case, of course, I should want Rachel to be able to take more part in things. The Voyage Out by Virginia Woolf [1915]

I found the garden-gate open, and a quick hope flashed across me that George might be there. How the Third Floor Knew the Potteries by Amelia B. Edwards

Put the pan into a moderate oven, and cook about an hour and a quarter, adding a little olive-oil when necessary, so that it will not dry up too much. Simple Italian Cookery by Antonia Isola

D. H. Lawrence But her mother had another, much subtler form of domination, female and thrilling, so that when Rachel said: Let’s squash him! Virginia had to rush wickedly and gleefully to the sport. Mother and Daughter by D. H. Lawrence [1929]

Charles Dickens Evidently. And indeed the young lady mentioned to me in a casual way that she had not been married many months. Mrs. Lirriper’s Lodgings by Charles Dickens [1863]

And suddenly those shining unextinguishable eyes of his became fixed upon Tomassov. He, poor fellow, fascinated, returned the ghastly stare of a suffering soul in that mere husk of a man. The Warrior’s Soul by Joseph Conrad [1916]

Jules Verne The old man only lived now in the old iron clock that had not been returned! Master Zacharius must have gone in search of it. Master Zacharius by Jules Verne [1874]

Charles Dickens I, for one, am so divided this night between fact and fiction, that I scarce know which is which. The Seven Poor Travellers by Charles Dickens [1854]

It seems to me that his love offended her self-respect and she avenged herself on the poor fellow for this. Philip Vasilyevich’s Story by Maksim Gorky

D. H. Lawrence There, by that hearth, they had threshed the harvest of their youth’s experience, gradually burning the chaff of sentimentality and false romance that covered the real grain of life. A Modern Lover by D. H. Lawrence [1933]

I must say that since he had learned from somebody that I was a writer of stories he had been acknowledging my existence by means of some vague growls in the morning. The Partner by Joseph Conrad [1915]

H.P. Lovecraft That cursed, that damnable pit . The Other Gods by H.P. Lovecraft [1921]

Another example is the hammer and the anvil, now always used with the implication that the anvil gets the worst of it. Politics and the English Language by George Orwell

Guy de Maupassant We shall go together to that shop and have it opened, and you shall point out to me all that belongs to you. Who Knows? (Qui sait ?) by Guy de Maupassant [1890]

Arthur Conan Doyle This locality had been frequently prospected, and several experimental pits sunk in it, but with so little success that it had long been abandoned as useless. The Stone of Boxman’s Drift by Arthur Conan Doyle

Charles Kingsley The experience of every countryman tells him that bare or fallow land is more easily washed away than land under vegetation. Science by Charles Kingsley

It seems to Ptolemy and the Peripateticks that nature must be disordered, and the framework and structure of this globe of ours be dissolved, by reason of so swift a terrestrial revolution. On the Magnet by William Gilber

It was Clementina that Jane wanted to see. In Later Years by Ellen Wood [1887]

Charles Kingsley Mr. Ruskin lays it down as a law, that the acute angle in roofs, gables, spires, is the distinguishing mark of northern Gothic. It was adopted, most probably, at first from domestic buildings. Grots and Groves by Charles Kingsley

But all proved alike ineffectual, for the simple reason that the irrevocable fiat had gone forth, and Blanche Damer was appointed to die. The Box with the Iron Clamps by Florence Marrya

H. G. Wells Brother Fire! Suddenly the huge furry hind-quarters of the bear came into view, beneath the bulge of the chalk that had hidden him. A Story of the Stone Age by H. G. Wells [1897]

E. F. Benson I thought, anyhow, that after a time the nightingales ceased singing and the moon sank. Caterpillars by E. F. Benson

Leo Tolstoy For five weeks he had worked without ceasing, in the way that Tsars are accustomed to work. The Young Tsar by Leo Tolstoy

Ivan Turgenev From that time he rarely appeared at home, though he never forgot to bring his mistress some holy bread. The Inn by Ivan Turgenev

W. W. Jacobs He entered boldly, and as he passed along one side of a row of shelves could have sworn that he heard a stealthy footfall on the other. The Brown Man’s Servant by W. W. Jacobs

Arthur Thomas Quiller-Couch His news was doubly cheering; it assured me that my kinsman still lived, and also that by riding to secure Lord Wellington’s help I had not missed my opportunity. The Two Scouts by Arthur Thomas Quiller-Couch

And it's at this point that you need to decide whether to retain the original page numbers (useful if your book has an index) or discard them. The Design and Construction of eBooks by Steve Thomas [2015]

H.P. Lovecraft Other stars anon shall rise To the axis of the skies; Stars that soothe and stars that bless With a sweet forgetfulness: Only when my round is o’er Shall the past disturb thy door. Polaris by H.P. Lovecraft [1918]

Charles Dickens If I have unwittingly done any wrong with a righteous motive, that is some penalty to pay. George Silvermans’s Explanation by Charles Dickens [1868]

Arthur Machen But it has struck me as possible and even probable that Roberts was by no means the first to experience the power of the pool. The Children of the Pool by Arthur Machen

The snow-wreathes, that had for so long decorated the distant hills, were shrinking perceptibly away beneath the strong March sunshine. The Pleasure-Pilgrim by Ella D'Arcy [1895]

The whole of that evening, the whole of the night, the whole of the next morning till midday, Janet spent searching the garden-room. Janet Carey by Ellen Wood [1873]

Arthur Machen His usual hand was perfectly different from that used in the note-book. The Red Hand by Arthur Machen

Arthur Conan Doyle What is that paper?” “It is what your father was writing, sir. The Sealed Room by Arthur Conan Doyle [1898]

William Morris No hatred of life, thou knowest, O Earth, mid the bullets I bore, Though pain and grief oppressed me that I never may suffer more. The Pilgrims of Hope by William Morris [1915]

Guy de Maupassant Perhaps that is the very trouble; I think you kiss him too much. The Kiss (Le Baiser) by Guy de Maupassant [1882]

In fact, I have in view somebody up to that sort of game — Cloete whispers. The Partner by Joseph Conrad [1915]

Charles Kingsley All, it seems to me, that the new doctrines of Evolution demand is this. The Natural Theology of the Future by Charles Kingsley

House!” cried the stranger — in the old-fashioned form of summons which still lingered, at that time, in out-of-the-way places — in a deep and piercing voice. The Dead Sexton by J. Sheridan Le Fanu

E. T. A. Hoffmann Both were dressed in rather gay colours, and their manners were just the same as before, that is, fourteen years younger than the ladies themselves. The Fermata by E. T. A. Hoffmann

Returning immediately to Miss Calhoun, I told her what had occurred, and tried to impress upon her the necessity I felt of seeing Mr. S——— that night. The Bronze Hand by Anna Katharine Green

Then the thought that her father was waiting for her gave her a sharp pain. The Miller’s Daughter by Émile Zola

William Harrison Ainsworth She loved to walk early and late in the walks that he had once frequented, to recall his last words; to dwell on his sweet smile; and wander to the spot where she had once discoursed with him of love. The Spectre Bride by William Harrison Ainsworth [1822]

Ralph Waldo Emerson The moral influence of nature upon every individual is that amount of truth which it illustrates to him. Nature by Ralph Waldo Emerson [1836]

Charles Kingsley We know, too, that the climate of this rich lowland was a tropical one. Thoughts in a Gravel-Pit by Charles Kingsley

Elizabeth Gaskell Instead of Thekla the Fräulein came, and I had to invent a wish; for I could not act as a baby, and say that I wanted my nurse. Six Weeks at Heppenheim by Elizabeth Gaskell [1862]

Nikolai Gogol Come here, you fool; what are you afraid of? The officers are coming here; tell them I am not at home, that I went out early this morning, that I am not coming back. The Calash by Nikolai Gogol

There was danger in the place; something was going to happen in that big room, and if by that time he was not gone there would be mischief. Basilissa by John Buchan [1914]

Arthur Machen I should keep away from that wood, and try to find out who the young lady is. The Children of the Pool by Arthur Machen

D. H. Lawrence As a matter of fact, he was conscious of the fact that he had risen to be a gentleman. The Lost Girl by D. H. Lawrence

George Gissing Before long the man was honestly convinced that there existed a conspiracy to rob him of a distinction that was his due. The Pig and Whistle by George Gissing

Anthony Trollope It might be that there would be some actual personal conflict between him and this half-mad lord before he got back again into the street. Phineas Finn by Anthony Trollope

William Hope Hodgson We never meant to trust all that value in the air, except as a last resort. Captain Gault by William Hope Hodgson

H. G. Wells These moons were never high in the sky, but vanished as they rose: that is, every time they revolved they were eclipsed because they were so near their primary planet. The Crystal Egg by H. G. Wells [1897]

We rode into it at a trot, which was the most we could get out of our horses, and we stuck in that human mass as if in a moving bog. The Warrior’s Soul by Joseph Conrad [1916]

Theodore Dreiser I’ll have enough by that time. The Financier by Theodore Dreiser

Elizabeth Gaskell Susan heard every word, every whisper, every sound that related to him. Half a Life-time Ago by Elizabeth Gaskell [1855]

Edgar Allan Poe We are at once interested by the equality between the sides and between the angles of one of its faces; the equality of the sides pleases us, that of the angles doubles the pleasure. The Rationale of Verse by Edgar Allan Poe [1848]

Charles Kingsley Of that war they see neither the end nor even the plan. Science by Charles Kingsley

E. F. Benson His hand was on the metal rod from which depended the spiral spring and the needle, which just rested on that fragment of grey stuff which I had seen in the glass vessel. And the Dead Spake by E. F. Benson