Phrases with "went"

Edith Wharton But she made no sign, and he went on. The Mother’s Recompense by Edith Wharton [1925]

Anna Katherine Green Why, in doing so, he went for the third time through the gallery instead of through rooms J, H and I, he did not stop to inquire, though afterward he asked that question of himself more than once. The Mystery of the Hasty Arrow by Anna Katherine Green

Anthony Trollope For an hour or two before his dinner, the Doctor went out on horseback, and roamed about among the lanes, endeavouring to make up his mind. Dr. Wortle’s school by Anthony Trollope

Karl Philipp Moritz Last week I went twice to an English play-house. Travels in England in 1782 by Karl Philipp Moritz

And the battle went sore against Saul, and the archers hit him; and he was sore wounded of the archers. The Doré Gallery of Bible Illustrations by Gustave Doré

I went into the passage, and found Lupin in a fury, kicking and smashing a new tall hat. The Diary of a Nobody by George and Weedon Grossmith

George Meredith At her entreaty Boddy stepped back to his post, and the two boats went forward like swans that have done ruffling their feathers. The Adventures of Harry Richmond by George Meredith [1871]

Elizabeth Gaskell I went round the house to the front door, looking to the church; — moors everywhere beyond and above. The Life of Charlotte Bronte by Elizabeth Gaskell [1857]

F. Scott Fitzgerald She went listlessly with the most indifferent men. The Beautiful and Damned by F. Scott Fitzgerald [1922]

Arthur Schopenhauer Two Chinamen traveling in Europe went to the theatre for the first time. Studies in Pessimism by Arthur Schopenhauer

John Galsworthy On receiving a copy of Bosinney’s defence he went over to their offices. The Man of Property by John Galsworthy

Arthur Conan Doyle I let Bouvet die alone, therefore, and I went down into the cellar again, closing the door behind me. The Exploits of Brigadier Gerard by Arthur Conan Doyle [1896]

Wilkie Collins Slowly, slowly, the little light figure went round upon the broad partition wall of the ring, until it came near, very near, to the place where Valentine was sitting. Hide and Seek by Wilkie Collins [1854]

Wilkie Collins I went to the tree under which we stood, when my dear one’s eyes told his love before he could utter it in words. Little Novels by Wilkie Collins [1887]

I went secretly, and by the roundabout way you describe, because I had another purpose in visiting Sibley, which made it expedient for me to conceal my presence in the town. Hand and Ring by Anna Katharine Green

All the same, with the courage of a brave nature, and the hopefulness inseparable from youth, he went on with his meal hoping for the best. The Mystery Queen by Fergus Hume

G. K. Chesterton I went to the window; and a great firelight flung across two meadows smote me where I stood. A Miscellany of Men by G. K. Chesterton [1912]

Thomas Hardy He went away, after taking tea with her, without discerning much hope for him in her good-bye. A Changed Man by Thomas Hardy [1913]

A. E. W. Mason They were afraid of detection, and meant to return whether we went with them or not. The Four Feathers by A. E. W. Mason [1902]

M. P. Shiel Nowhere did it reach the eye of a Departmental Head. It went to Siam, to the Prince of Monaco, to Ecuador, and was tossed to cumber a basket, or moulder on a file. The Lord of the Sea by M. P. Shiel [1901]

Elizabeth Gaskell Franz went off from Altenahr on his journeyings four years ago next May-day; and before he went, he brought me back a ring from Bonn, where he bought his new clothes. Six Weeks at Heppenheim by Elizabeth Gaskell [1862]

Edith Wharton A few minutes later the Tresseltons and Lilla went away, and one by one the remaining visitors followed, leaving mother and daughter alone in the recovered serenity of the empty room. The Mother’s Recompense by Edith Wharton [1925]

Charles Dickens These solemn words, which had been read at his father’s grave, arose in his mind as he went down the dark streets, among the heavy shadows, with the moon and the clouds sailing on high above him. A Tale of Two Cities by Charles Dickens [1859]

I went across the passage to Mrs. Cann’s, and she was nowhere. Our First Term at Oxford by Ellen Wood [1873]

H. G. Wells I went to work here upon what I had brought with me. The Island of Doctor Moreau by H. G. Wells [1896]

Wilkie Collins The child was again applauded by the whole audience, and again went through her performance intelligently and gracefully, until she approached the place where Valentine was standing. Hide and Seek by Wilkie Collins [1854]

George Meredith They went into the garden, which was Dahlia’s healthfullest place. Rhoda Fleming by George Meredith [1865]

So placing them back in my box as if they were the greatest treasures I possessed on earth--as they really were just then--I went across to the fire I had built up. The Lust of Hate by Guy Boothby [1898]

Then in a blinding flash the fights went up, and Colonel Bendex was seen standing, white-faced and with his hair dishevelled, with his hand upon the switch. The Grave-digger of Monks Arden by Arthur Gask [1938]

Miles Franklin Oh, the books! We went up stairs, with books everywhere, and pictures of celebrities, and entered a new kind of room to me. My Career Goes Bung by Miles Franklin [1946]

George Gissing She went to it with zeal, and learnt in no time. The Whirlpool by George Gissing [1896]

Helen Zimmern The Governor of Siberia lived at Petersburg and never went near his Government. One day the Emperor, in presence of this Governor and Rostopchin, was boasting of his far-sightedness. Maria Edgeworth by Helen Zimmern

Elizabeth Gaskell One Sunday, in that August of 1815, I went to church. My French Master by Elizabeth Gaskell [1853]

Arthur Machen And then he read that he was supposed to have gone to London, and he went sick with fear. Holy Terrors by Arthur Machen

Gertrude Stein They went with them regularly went with them. Geography and Plays by Gertrude Stein

Again and again he went over the same chain of reasoning, with always the same result. The Infidel by Mary Elizabeth Braddon [1900]

F. Scott Fitzgerald A week after that I went to the Jesuit College in Philadelphia and crawled up the last flight of stairs to the rector’s office on my hands and knees. Flappers and Philosophers by F. Scott Fitzgerald

Charles Dickens I went up to tell Norah in the nursery, and she came down to speak to him. A House to Let by Charles Dickens [1858]

Guy de Maupassant The ex-“Rosier” was in that profound, invincible sleep that is alarming, and the doctor, in surprise, went to seek assistance to help him in carrying the young man to Boncheval’s drugstore. Madame Husson’s “Rosier” (Le Rosier de Madame Husson) by Guy de Maupassant [1887]

Lewis Carroll How many trains did each meet on the way, not counting trains met at the terminus itself? (2) They went round, as before, each traveler counting as “one” the train containing the other traveler. A Tangled Tale by Lewis Carroll

Sinclair Lewis He went over the country preaching to his people that they must be “realistic,” and make what future they could; not in some Utopian fantasy but on the inescapable basis of the ban against them. It Can’t Happen Here by Sinclair Lewis

Algernon Blackwood It rose, went with him, fled before, and followed after. The Glamour of the Snow by Algernon Blackwood

Steele Rudd Dad went straightaway to Smith’s place, and told Smith he was a dirty, mean, despicable swindler — or something like that. On Our Selection by Steele Rudd

E. Phillips Oppenheim I say, you’re in rather a mess,” he went on, looking at her ruefully. The Ostrekoff Jewels by E. Phillips Oppenheim [1932]

Washington Irving They went round the house, playing under the windows. The Sketch Book of Geoffrey Crayon by Washington Irving

Five pencilled words may seem a small thing to build hope on, but it was enough for me, and I went about my work in the store with a reasonably light heart. Prester John by John Buchan

Guy de Maupassant A young fellow went to see what they were doing, and discovered the body of the blind man, already half devoured, mangled. The Blind Man (L'Aveugle) by Guy de Maupassant [1882]

Henry Fielding He went to bed in an apparent ill-humour, turned sullenly from me, and if I offered at any endearments he gave me only peevish answers. Amelia by Henry Fielding

Elizabeth Gaskell But when Maggie came in, Mr. Buxton made room for her between Edward and himself, and, while she went on talking, lifted her on to his knee. The Moorland Cottage by Elizabeth Gaskell [1851]

Elizabeth Gaskell There was a glass door besides the window, and you went up a step into the garden. Mr. Harrison’s Confessions by Elizabeth Gaskell [1851]

I went to see Mrs. Cocks this afternoon, and we got talking of the choir, and I am sure she did not like it. Notwithstanding by Mary Cholmondeley [1913]

Kate Chopin After a little while, a few days, in fact, Edna went up and spent a week with her children in Iberville. They were delicious February days, with all the summer’s promise hovering in the air. The Awakening by Kate Chopin

H. G. Wells He went up to the swiftest platform, and seated himself on a Labour Company bench. A Story of the Days To Come by H. G. Wells [1897]

Fearful of speaking lest some rash word should bring down the balance against him, Sir Bernard went lightly to the front of the chair, and picked up the Zulu’s hands. Shadows of Ecstasy by Charles Williams

Jacques Futrelle But, before I went further, I saw clearly what had actually happened if I presupposed that there had been some connection. The Chase of the Golden Plate by Jacques Futrelle [1906]

Virginia Woolf Bullets went through heads in hotel bedrooms almost nightly on that account. Jacob’s Room by Virginia Woolf [1920]

Then he went out to the roadside clachan which was Rinks, and turned his steps over the salty pastures to the riverside. Castle Gay by John Buchan [1930]

The fine weather ran into Sunday. Mrs. Moor went to church in the morning, while Isbel dragged the unwilling Marshall with her to the West Pier to hear music. The Haunted Woman by David Lindsay [1922]

His name was Pepper.” “Pepper!” cried Paul. Without heeding the exclamation, Tomlinson continued:—“We went to a tavern and drank a bottle together. Paul Clifford by Edward Bulwer-Lytton [1830]

M. P. Shiel Hogarth, whose mind was in weathercock state, rolled the barrow to the hill, left it, went stealing fleetly up, and gripped the man’s collar, to whisper: “In the King’s name I arrest you”. The Lord of the Sea by M. P. Shiel [1901]

Anthony Trollope But he went away when he began to lose. The Duke’s Children by Anthony Trollope

H. G. Wells Sometimes I would stop my car on one of the winding dike roads and stand listening before I went on again. The Croquet Player by H. G. Wells [1936]

Thomas Hardy She went about quite despairing during the next few days — an unpromising, unfortunate mood for a woman who had not been married six weeks. A Changed Man by Thomas Hardy [1913]

E. F. Benson But fingernails, dripping with bright arterial blood: never!” She went straight to the hair-dressing and toilet establishment. Trouble for Lucia by E. F. Benson [1939]

Charles Dickens The noise not leavin off, I laid down my pipe, and I took up a candle, and I went down and opened the door. A House to Let by Charles Dickens [1858]

Elizabeth Gaskell Miss Galindo always desired her parcels to be sent to Dr. Trevor’s, when she went to Warwick for shopping purchases. My Lady Ludlow by Elizabeth Gaskell [1858]

I don’t know anything about Dicky.” “I saw Dicky run out to the garden first, and you went next,” persisted Charlotte, who was just as keen as steel. Lady Jenkins by Ellen Wood [1879]

Anthony Trollope When his house was finished, Thady went into County Galway, and got himself a wife with two thousand pounds fortune, for which he had to go to law with his brother-in-law. The Macdermots of Ballycloran by Anthony Trollope [1847]

D.H. Lawrence I went on up the hilly street. Twilight in Italy by D.H. Lawrence [1916]

Wilkie Collins When I left you I went to answer her note personally. Jezebel’s Daughter by Wilkie Collins [1880]

George Meredith Arthur went about with the moony air of surcharged sweetness, and a speculation on it, alternately tiptoe and prostrate. Diana of the Crossways by George Meredith [1885]

Henry James Her husband remained a moment staring at the picture; then he went to her, bent over her, took hold of her again, soothed her. The Liar by Henry James [1888]

That man was the King. Peter went down the hill like one possessed. The Blanket of the Dark by John Buchan [1931]

You also were afraid, yet you went to the temple!” “She has listened to the Yarlig. She has looked upon her shroud. The Slayer of Souls by Robert W. Chambers [1920]

George Meredith She waited, expecting Miss Dale to return; then undressed, went to bed, tried to sleep. The Egoist by George Meredith [1879]

She had her back to him, did not turn, and so the Major went round to the other side of the hearth-rug where he could see her. Major Parrifer by Ellen Wood [1868]

Anthony Trollope I wish Clara hadn’t made herself such an ass;” and then the boy went away, and talked kindly over the matter to his poor sister. Castle Richmond by Anthony Trollope

Bram Stoker Then he rose and went slowly away. The Lair of the White Worm by Bram Stoker [1911]

Jack London Once more the clenched fists went upward and he groaned. The Sea-Wolf by Jack London [1904]

H. G. Wells After a bit, lady and gentleman came out of the house and I went to the door of the car as I usually do and held it open. The Dream by H. G. Wells [1924]

Isabella Bird His own child was so dangerously ill of pneumonia that I went with him to his house, put on a mustard poultice, and administered some Dover’s powder. Journeys in Persia and Kurdistan by Isabella Bird [1891]

H. G. Wells He helped raise the coat bearing the ingots, and they went forward perhaps a hundred yards in silence. The Stolen Bacillus and other incidents by H. G. Wells [1895]

John Galsworthy How much longer was this going on? He went back to the bedroom door; could hear nothing. The White Monkey by John Galsworthy

Anatole France I succeeded at my first attempt, one morning when he went to La Vallée. At the Sign of the Reine Pédauque by Anatole France

She thanked him prettily for his kindness to them in the great trouble they had been in, and she told him frankly that both she and her uncle would be very sorry now if he went out of their lives. Cloud the Smiter by Arthur Gask [1926]

G. K. Chesterton Charity was his basic philosophy; but it was, as it were, a fierce charity, a charity that went man-hunting. Robert Browning by G. K. Chesterton [1903]

Feeling all right?” “Fine,” said Jimmy. “Got my key?” He got his key and went upstairs, unlocking the door of a room at the rear. Roads of Destiny by O. Henry [1909]

At the close of the investigation Jack went down to Timberdale. Not the open-hearted, ready-handed Jack of the old days, but a subdued, saddened man who seemed to have a care upon him. Verena Fontaine’s Rebellion by Ellen Wood [1880]

Edith Wharton First, however, I wanted to hear one of the lectures; and I went the next afternoon. Tales of Men and Ghosts by Edith Wharton [1910]

And besides, this isn’t German, any more than our mountain dialects are English. And really,” Ruth went on, “if it comes to comparing dialects, it seems to me ours can’t stand the test. In the Quarter by Robert W. Chambers

Whether he went about in society I do not know, for Sandy was in Scotland and I was at Fosse, and not inclined to leave it. The Three Hostages by John Buchan [1924]

He went now to Lady Eversleigh’s apartments, in order to inform her of his decision; but, to his surprise, he found the rooms empty. Run to Earth by Mary Elizabeth Braddon [1868]

H. G. Wells So we went down a long slope into a valley, and there in the dimness I almost walked into a little river. The Time Machine by H. G. Wells [1896]

Rudyard Kipling I felt tired and limp, and a good deal ashamed of myself as I went in for a bath and some sleep. Plain Tales from the Hills by Rudyard Kipling [1888]

Willa Cather More than once he went out and tried to stay away for the whole afternoon, but at about five o’clock he was sure to find himself among his old shoes in the dark. Youth and the Bright Medusa by Willa Cather [1920]

Again and again the Thin Woman went out through the dark pine trees and called until she was so hoarse that she could not even hear herself when she roared. The Crock of Gold by James Stephens

She went back to her own rooms; and to get away from her shame, she began to write a letter. Annie Kilburn by William Dean Howells

Robert Louis Stevenson Such a place as this is for getting anything done! The health boat went away from us at 7. Memoir of Fleeming Jenkin by Robert Louis Stevenson

Ivan Turgenev Father and son went out on to the terrace under the shelter of the awning; the samovar was already boiling on the table near the balustrade among great bunches of lilac. Fathers and Sons by Ivan Turgenev

Anthony Trollope Now he was there on purpose to take her with him, and she went forth with him, leaning lovingly on his arm, while yet close under her sister’s eyes. Rachel Ray by Anthony Trollope

They went along amid the laughter of all who met them till they came to Market Bridge, when the Donkey, getting one of his feet loose, kicked out and caused the Boy to drop his end of the pole. The Fables of Aesop by Joseph Jacobs. Includes A Short History of the Aesopic Fable

When the young man had gone he went across to both doors and turned the keys in them. Greenmantle by John Buchan

Ford Madox Ford But the General went on: ‘Listen to me, my boy . Some Do Not . . . by Ford Madox Ford [1924]

Then he dressed himself in his oldest uniform and went out. A Set of Six by Joseph Conrad [1908]

Robert Louis Stevenson So I went up and down, and through the street, and down to the harbour-side, like a dog that has lost its master, with a strange gnawing in my inwards, and every now and then a movement of despair. Kidnapped by Robert Louis Stevenson

George Gissing The book was bought and I went home with it, and as I made a dinner of bread and butter I gloated over the pages. The Private Papers of Henry Ryecroft by George Gissing [1902]

It was rather a high-class performance and you’d be surprised how it went down. The Frying-Pan and the Fire by John Buchan

Arthur Conan Doyle He went on in the same quiet tones — “You gentlemen draw about thirty shillings a week from the firm. The Firm of Girdlestone by Arthur Conan Doyle [1890]

He went into a cold shiver, and shut the door again without entering. Chandler & Chandler by Ellen Wood [1875]

Sinclair Lewis Carol went with her to the train. Main Street by Sinclair Lewis

George Gissing With a glance in that direction, Lashmar walked towards the door, hesitated a moment, went out into the hall. Our Friend the Charlatan by George Gissing [1899]

Anthony Trollope I went on with a forced smile upon my face, speaking occasionally to this or the other neighbour as we met them. The Fixed Period by Anthony Trollope

Olaf Stapledon So he went on to a mountain to question with God. He saw the cornfields and the cottages, and the city far away. Collected Stories by Olaf Stapledon

William Makepeace Thackeray Brown went with a very good character from us, which, indeed, she fully deserved after several years’ faithful service. Roundabout Papers by William Makepeace Thackeray [1860-63]

What else did he tell you?” “He went on to apply it to music. A Voyage to Arcturus by David Lindsay [1920]

Henry James Yet strange to say too, as Mrs. Wix went on, an echo rang within her that matched the echo she had herself just produced. What Maisie Knew by Henry James [1897]

Leo Tolstoy Volgin took three roubles from his purse and gave them to the peasant, who showed his gratitude by touching the ground with his forehead, and then went into the house. There are No Guilty People by Leo Tolstoy

I went out washing in Cape Town, for there we lived. The Crowned Skull by Fergus Hume

He would show her the letter that same evening when he went down to Brighton, and they would talk it over together. The Haunted Woman by David Lindsay [1922]

He went carefully through the information I had collected, and approved my labours. Birds of Prey by Mary Elizabeth Braddon [1867]

Robert Louis Stevenson A few hundred yards up the wood-path Macconochie was waiting us with a great lantern; so the rest of the way we went easy enough, but still in a kind of guilty silence. The Master of Ballantrae by Robert Louis Stevenson

Arthur Thomas Quiller-Couch God save the King!’ “So the trumpeter went down the line; and when he had finished, the drummer took it up, hailing the dead Marines in their order. The Roll-Call of the Reef by Arthur Thomas Quiller-Couch

I went down with them, at Ralph’s request, to lock the door behind them, as all the servants had gone to bed. The Danvers Jewels by Mary Cholmondeley [1886]

She went to each niche in succession, and after taking the wreath off each corpse she placed a fresh one on, saying a brief formula at each act. A Strange Manuscript Found in a Copper Cylinder by James De Mille [1888]

Miles Franklin Gad insisted upon my having a talk with him in his study as I went up to retire. My Career Goes Bung by Miles Franklin [1946]

Henry Adams Having nothing else to do, the traveller went on to Washington to wait the end. The Education of Henry Adams by Henry Adams [1907]

Jack London I went to him almighty polite and requested him kindly to discard one little bird. Lost Face by Jack London

At sundown I went in to practise again, and took a big mould-candle with me, showing it to Bumford, that he might not be uneasy on the score of his stock in the vestry. The Key of the Church by Ellen Wood [1875]

Charles Dickens Having again ordered his dinner, he went out, and was out for the best part of two hours. Somebody’s Luggage by Charles Dickens [1862]

Henry James Finally I went out, taking a candle; I crossed the passage and listened a minute at Miles’s door. The Turn of the Screw by Henry James [1898]

Who was to know it had? But letters that contain money ought to be registered, Mr. Preen.” “You are sure it went away as usual from here—all safe?” “Sure and certain, sir. A Tragedy by Ellen Wood [1886]

D.H. Lawrence Her mother, without replying, went out to the kitchen. The Trespasser by D.H. Lawrence

His Highness arose and went to the young man’s bench. The Four Million by O. Henry [1906]

Kenneth Grahame Simply messing,” he went on dreamily: “messing — about — in — boats; messing — ” “Look ahead, Rat!” cried the Mole suddenly. The Wind in the Willows by Kenneth Grahame

But I waved him back and went at once to Dora. “Forgive me, pardon me,” I incoherently said, as her sweet eyes rose in startled pleasure to mine. The Old Stone House and other stories by Anna Katharine Green

I lowered the tsinofka,16 I rolled myself up in my cloak and I went to sleep, rocked by the whistle of the storm and the lurching of the sledge. The Daughter of the Commandant by Aleksandr Pushkin

Edith Wharton After dinner they went to the library, and the servant put the coffee and liqueurs on a low table before her and left the room. The Descent of Man and other stories by Edith Wharton [1903]

Besides this, when things went smoothly he would begin to prognosticate evil, in order that his more light-hearted comrades might not be puffed up with the seeming good fortune of the moment. Eothen by Alexander William Kinglake [1844]

Olaf Stapledon For this they went to prison, for this they resisted the taunts of their own herd-consciences. Last Men in London by Olaf Stapledon

Manicamp went away a few paces, but returning to the foot of the ladder, he said, “By the by, how do I get to M. de Guiche’s apartments?” “Nothing easier. Ten Years Later by Alexandre Dumas [1848-1850]

Thomas Love Peacock Matters went on pretty smoothly for several days, when an unlucky newspaper threw all into confusion. Crotchet Castle by Thomas Love Peacock

However, he went away peaceably enough when he knew we had found him out, and that we had no desire to go to prison, or worse, on his account, or yours. A Stable for Nightmares by J. Sheridan Le Fanu

Willa Cather Every Saturday the Professor turned his house over to the cleaning-woman, and he and Tom went to the lake and spent the day in his sail-boat. The Professor’s House by Willa Cather [1925]

Henry James He went home and, without lighting his candle, flung himself on his bed. Madame de Mauves by Henry James [1874]

Anthony Hope Whether I went in peace or in war, openly at the head of a corps, or secretly by a stealthy assault, the King would be dead before I could come near him. The Prisoner of Zenda by Anthony Hope

William Makepeace Thackeray The two fools who caused his misery will never read this history of him; THEY never read godless stories in magazines: and I wish, honest reader, that you and I went to church as much as they do. Mens Wives by William Makepeace Thackeray [1843]

Rudyard Kipling His empty boat went on and touched again below the next reach, as the river ran then. The Second Jungle Book by Rudyard Kipling [1895]

Jules Verne Next day John went to inquire about the ships ready to sail. In Search of the Castaways by Jules Verne [1873]

And there was really no need for me to speak, for he went on slowly, looking full at me: “What I have to do, if I can, is to save Emmy’s romance for her. St. Luke's Summer by Mary Cholmondeley [1908]

Sitting up involuntarily, and taking a kneeling position, I was thrown down on my face as it went fortior shaking the room exactly as a terrier shakes a rat. Memories and Studies by William James

H. G. Wells He went on tearing and thinking while he tore, Should he tell her what he knew she was? Should he tell her what their child was? No. The creatures must find themselves out in their own time. Star-Begotten by H. G. Wells [1937]

E. F. Benson It was all right apparently, too, for my companion, for he certainly did not get out, and after a moment’s stop, during which no one else got in, we went on. In the Tube by E. F. Benson

Steele Rudd Then the wind went down and it rained — rained on us all night. On Our Selection by Steele Rudd

Oh, I am thankful it is found!” The kettle went on singing, the minutes went on flitting, and still nobody came. The Ebony Box by Ellen Wood [1883]

George Gissing At eleven next morning he went again to Banbrigg. Again he was but a short time absent, and in his face, as he entered the drawing-room, Mrs. Baxendale read catastrophe. A Life's Morning by George Gissing [1885]

Jack London Again I went below; but before I dropped into the lazarette I took the precaution of casting down the door in advance. The Sea-Wolf by Jack London [1904]

Wilkie Collins They went away: I heard the doors shut, and knew I was locked in for the night. Mr Wray’s Cash Box by Wilkie Collins [1852]

Rudyard Kipling I went off to a village and borrowed two big hoes — I did not want the villagers to help — while the Major arranged — the other matters. Plain Tales from the Hills by Rudyard Kipling [1888]

Moving so as to get a glimpse of her face, I went on with the grim self-possession natural to my character: “And when he came out he walked briskly away. That Affair Next Door by Anna Katharine Green

H. Rider Haggard Up went the swans, circling ever higher till at last they were mere specks level with the top of the frowning precipice, when I saw them form into a triangle and head off for the unknown north-east. Allan Quatermain by H. Rider Haggard

H.P. Lovecraft What a shame nobody else saw that thing this morning before it went to nothing! But I don’t know as I care. The Whisperer in Darkness by H.P. Lovecraft [1930]

Ford Madox Ford And he went on, rather pompously, that he was going to employ Tietjens on a very responsible and delicate duty. A Man Could Stand Up by Ford Madox Ford [1926]

Anthony Trollope When the Duchess returned, and when I found her to be so ill, as she passed through London, I went down with her into the country — quite as a matter of course. The Duke’s Children by Anthony Trollope

Wilkie Collins Away on my right hand I could just see the old wooden shed that once sheltered my boat in the days when Mary went sailing with me and worked the green flag. The Two Destinies by Wilkie Collins [1876]

Amongst those who yielded to the influence was my friend Thomas Dobsho. Tom had been a pretty bad sinner in a small way, but he went into this new thing heart and soul. Negligible Tales by Ambrose Bierce

William Henry Hudson The music-room was deserted when I went there; but it was made warm and pleasant by the sun shining brightly in at the doors opening to the south. A Crystal Age by William Henry Hudson

Frances Hodgson Burnett The interest and curiosity in Mistress Mary’s face delighted her, and she went on skipping and counted as she skipped until she had reached a hundred. The Secret Garden by Frances Hodgson Burnett [1911]

I went straight off to my room when the others went to smoke, but I did not go to bed. The Danvers Jewels by Mary Cholmondeley [1886]

He went to the bed and looked down at her shadowy face; gazed intently; listened; then, in sudden terror, bent and laid his hand on her heart. The Slayer of Souls by Robert W. Chambers [1920]

Sinclair Lewis He spent a conversational evening in the Adlon Bar while they went learnedly to the opera. Dodsworth by Sinclair Lewis

Nellie Bly After that, partaken in silence, I went back to my room, where I sat down, moping. Ten Days in a Mad-House by Nellie Bly

Jack London Morning had evidently not come, so I closed my eyes and went to sleep again. The Sea-Wolf by Jack London [1904]

He went through the row of books very much as he had gone through the row about the Hebrides in the sitting-room at Clune, gutting each book with a swift practised eye. The Singing Sands by Josephine Tey [1952]

When I found that something really serious was the matter, I flung on my coat and cap, and, slipping one arm about her waist, went down the stairs and out into the road. The Mystery of Choice by Robert W. Chambers [1896]

Elizabeth Von Arnim She went straight up to Briggs. “I owe you so much,” she said, overcome by the sudden realization of all she did owe him, and ashamed of her churlishness in the afternoon and at dinner. The Enchanted April by Elizabeth Von Arnim [1922]

Directly I got clear of the sideboard I went flop on the floor, and the bottle and the glass went with me, and there I had to lie. Tom Ossington’s Ghost by Richard Marsh [1898]

Henry Handel Richardson As long as it was solely a question of clandestine knowledge and ingenious surmisings, Laura went merrily with the rest: here no barrier shut her off from her companions. The Getting of Wisdom by Henry Handel Richardson

If I had known they were coming to-night I would have seen to it that he went to bed at the same time I did. The Secret Agent by Joseph Conrad [1907]

Willa Cather In the end, Niel went away without bidding her good-bye. A Lost Lady by Willa Cather [1923]

Victor Hugo The skipper broke in, “My lord!” The old man, perhaps rather deaf as well as very thoughtful, went on, — “Too few stars, and too much wind. The Man Who Laughs by Victor Hugo [1869]

But I decided in another moment to follow him, and when he had withdrawn far enough up the road not to hear the sound of my footfalls, I stepped out from my retreat and went with him into the woods. The Old Stone House and other stories by Anna Katharine Green

Might he not trust in him still? When Captain Copplestone left him, he went to his dressing-room, and made even a more than usually careful toilet, and went to face “the world. Run to Earth by Mary Elizabeth Braddon [1868]

I went right up stairs I can tell you. A Strange Disappearance by Anna Katharine Green

At once I went up to him — he fled. The Secret Passage by Fergus Hume

Then went Sir Siegfried to where lay the stone. The Nibelungenlied by translated by Daniel B. Shumway

Mark Twain We came into town in the middle of the forenoon, and I went on foot from the station. What is Man? and other essays by Mark Twain

Oscar Wilde Half of the audience went out, tramping in heavy boots, and laughing. The Picture of Dorian Gray by Oscar Wilde [1891]

Robert Louis Stevenson And when we went into the other house to eat, we found we were seated alternately with chiefs about the — table, I was about to say, but rather floor. Vailima Letters by Robert Louis Stevenson

Henry James She went over it, looked at it afresh and yielded now to her impulse to feel it in her hands. The Golden Bowl by Henry James [1904]

George Gissing At length, with a wave of the arm which seemed to announce a resolution, he went to the drawing-room. Denzil Quarrier by George Gissing [1891]

George Meredith Away went his patient, returning at the end of the fortnight, lean, and with the appetite of a Toledo blade for succulent slices. One of our Conquerors by George Meredith [1891]

I was glad when he went abroad, for it was only my self-conceit that had suffered. Max Carrados by Ernest Bramah [1914]

M. R. James Before he went the Bettses told him what little they knew. Collected Ghost Stories by M. R. James

William Makepeace Thackeray I went to the family stockbroker. The Book of Snobs by William Makepeace Thackeray [1846]

M. R. James Keep a sharp look-out,” he went on after a moment, “I thought I saw the bushes stir. Collected Ghost Stories by M. R. James

He went into the house and about two minutes later, I heard him suddenly call out, and then the noise of him falling down the stairs. The Secret of the Garden by Arthur Gask [1924]

H. G. Wells He left the door open behind him, and without looking at her strode across the hall and went down the steps, and she heard his feet hurrying along the road. The Invisible Man by H. G. Wells [1897]

Arthur Morrison When I came in this morning ——” “But didn’t you sleep here?” “I— I ought to ha’ done sir, but — but after Mrs. Mallett went yesterday I got so frightened I went home at ten. The Adventures of Martin Hewitt by Arthur Morrison

In two minutes more the antagonists broke into broad laughter, and each went his way. Journal of a Cruise on the Tanganyika Lake by John Hanning Speke [1864]

When he went into the nursery little Fairy was sitting up, taking his medicine; the nurse’s arm round his thin shoulders. Wylder’s Hand by J. Sheridan Le Fanu