Phrases with "which"

Jack London The law was a puppet with which he played. The Iron Heel by Jack London [1908]

Niclaus was somewhat afraid of the Frenchman on account of his tempers, which were awful. Because of the Dollars by Joseph Conrad [1915]

H.P. Lovecraft Frequently he would glance at the door as if he expected someone, and at length his glance seemed answered by a singular rapping which must have followed some very ancient and secret code. The Strange High House in the Mist by H.P. Lovecraft [1926]

But I confess I had none of the coolness of which people boast who have found themselves in the same position. The Daughter of the Commandant by Aleksandr Pushkin

Her vital ardour had sunk below the mark from which it could rise again, and was now ebbing as water runs from a little crack in a pitcher. The Wife of Flanders by John Buchan

Frances Hodgson Burnett It opened into an enormous hall, which was so dimly lighted that the faces in the portraits on the walls and the figures in the suits of armor made Mary feel that she did not want to look at them. The Secret Garden by Frances Hodgson Burnett [1911]

There was a glitter in her eyes which gave them quite a new expression. Mr. Ely’s Engagement by Richard Marsh

H.P. Lovecraft Outside, the moon played on the ridgepole of the block below, and I saw that the jump would be desperately hazardous because of the steep surface on which I must land. The Shadow over Innsmouth by H.P. Lovecraft [1931]

Rudyard Kipling The gang were singing over their captures, singing that quaint song of the ‘Passing of the Sansis,’ which fires the blood of all true thieves. The Smith Administration by Rudyard Kipling [1899]

Guy de Maupassant The moist air blew into the room, and brought a sort of moist dust with it, which powdered their beards. Mademoiselle Fifi by Guy de Maupassant [1882]

They were both strong, burly men, one of them looking like a pugilist, which indeed he had been once, and the other might have worked on the dockside. The Master Spy by Arthur Gask [1936]

Edith Wharton But, oh, the fun we shall have had in the interval! And then, for the first time we shall be able to dictate our own terms, one of which will be that no bores need apply. The Long Run by Edith Wharton [1916]

This man’s face, which I saw only for a minute or two, remains with me as a sort of visual reminder of what the war was really about. Looking back on the Spanish war by George Orwell [1942]

Julian Hawthorne A glance at the front of the MS., which had not been wetted, confirmed me. Calbot’s Rival by Julian Hawthorne

But he failed to find her, either then or on the three subsequent evenings which he passed in the same place. The Mysterious Card by Cleveland Moffett [1895]

Henry James Besides, today, after his long comparative obscuration, he hangs high in the heaven of our literature, for all the world to see; he is a part of the light by which we walk. The Aspern Papers by Henry James [1888]

Arthur Conan Doyle Ah, my precious paper, which should be turned into the little silver medal for which I had yearned so long. The Exploits of Brigadier Gerard by Arthur Conan Doyle [1896]

Miss Moorsom seized his wrist suddenly, and at that contact fire ran through all his veins, a hot stillness descended upon him in which he heard the blood — or the fire — beating in his ears. The Planter of Malata by Joseph Conrad [1915]

When the woman customer had gone out, Larose expressed his interest in a pair of small silver candlesticks, the price of which Mangan said was eighteen guineas. The Vaults of Blackarden Castle by Arthur Gask [1950]

Guy de Maupassan A heavy, infinite silence, which seemed eternal, hung over the world. Yvette by Guy de Maupassan

Guy de Maupassant My shirt, which was soaked with perspiration immediately, clung to my body, and on the horizon there was a slight, white vapor, which seemed to be palpable heat. Marroca by Guy de Maupassant [1882]

Edith Wharton She clung to him without answering, and he laid his lips on her hair, which was soft yet springy, like certain mosses on warm slopes, and had the faint woody fragrance of fresh sawdust in the sun. Ethan Frome by Edith Wharton [1911]

He went out again by the same door through which we had entered. The Silent Dead by Arthur Gask [1950]

Had she lived, she would have been a bone of social, theological, and political contention, and we should never have heard the end-of which she had two alike. The Fiend’s Delight by Ambrose Bierce [1873]

Edgar Allan Poe I was galled, too, by the rumor touching a relationship, which had grown current in the upper forms. William Wilson by Edgar Allan Poe

Algernon Blackwood There grew in him a constant, subtle effort — or, at least, desire — to unify them and decide positively to which he should belong and live in. The Glamour of the Snow by Algernon Blackwood

Guy de Maupassant So we had to cower against the stern planking, which shielded us a little. The Wreck (L'Épave) by Guy de Maupassant [1886]

H.P. Lovecraft Dream, madness, and memory merged wildly together in a series of fantastic, fragmentary delusions which can have no relation to anything real. The Shadow Out of Time by H.P. Lovecraft [1935]

H.P. Lovecraft If the mind came from a body whose language the Great Race could not physically reproduce, clever machines would be made, on which the alien speech could be played as on a musical instrument. The Shadow Out of Time by H.P. Lovecraft [1935]

Lewis Carroll They were in such a cloud of dust, that at first Alice could not make out which was which: but she soon managed to distinguish the Unicorn by his horn. Through the Looking Glass by Lewis Carroll

Robert Louis Stevenson Partly from a scruple of delicacywhich I dare say came too latepartly from the pleasure of startling an acquaintance, I desired to make my presence known to him without delay. The Pavilion on the Links by Robert Louis Stevenson

H. G. Wells Micro-organisms, which cause so much disease and pain on earth, have either never appeared upon Mars or Martian sanitary science eliminated them ages ago. The War of the Worlds by H. G. Wells [1898]

There he heard of the slaying of Thorstein Kuggson, which had befallen the autumn before Grettir went to Bard-dale; and he deemed therewithal that felling went on fast enough. The Story of Grettir the Strong by translated by William Morris and Eiríkr Magnússon [1869]

H. G. Wells Besides this, there is a compact tracery of wheels and screws about its point of support, by which the astronomer adjusts it. The Stolen Bacillus and other incidents by H. G. Wells [1895]

Jack London She pecked on his nose, which by now, what of previous adventures was sore. White Fang by Jack London [1906]

G. K. Chesterton Miss Brett then offered me a cup of tea, which I accepted, I cannot recall in what words. The Club of Queer Trades by G. K. Chesterton [1905]

It is watered by the Selangor, Klang and Langat rivers, which rise in the hills of its eastern frontier. The Golden Chersonese and the way thither by Isabella L. Bird [1883]

The Bride glanced at him sharply, and opened her lips to say something whichjudging by the sudden gleam of her dark eyes — might possibly have been rather too plain-spoken. A Bride from the Bush by E. W. Hornung [1890]

Walter Besant Then she had a soft, sweet voice, and pretty little coquettish ways, which came natural to her, and broke through the clumsy stage artificialities. The Case of Mr Lucraft by Walter Besant [1886]

These curious bindings open opposite ways and have two backs, two ornamental boards, and one unornamented board enclosed between the two books, which are always of the same size. English Embroidered Bookbindings by Cyril Davenport [1899]

Maria Edgeworth At this instant there are various anonymous pasquinades on the garden-gates at Sans Souci, which would have provoked the resentment — the fatal resentment — of any other monarch upon earth. The Prussian Vase by Maria Edgeworth

He had even desired to be awakened at six o’clock; and it was his failure to respond to the summons of the bell-boy, which led to so early a discovery of his death. A Difficult Problem by Anna Katharine Green

The great staircase was of oak, which had stood the weather wonderfully, and I sat down upon its steps, musing vaguely on the transitoriness of all things under the sun. Sir Dominick’s Bargain by J. Sheridan Le Fanu

H. G. Wells He turned to see how she took this exposure in which he was such a prominent actor. Love and Mr Lewisham by H. G. Wells [1900]

Guy de Maupassant That spot of trembling light, which was lost in the darkness of the arches, looked to Rose like her last hope, and with her eyes fixed on it, she fell on her knees. The Story of a Farm-Girl (Histoire d’une fille de ferme) by Guy de Maupassant [1881]

Edgar Allan Poe I longed for the love which had before filled it to overflowing. Eleonora by Edgar Allan Poe [1841]

Now, if it was dark, as you say, there must have been side-lights on the car, if not head-lights; which would illuminate not only the carriage-way but most of the courtyard. The Franchise Affair by Josephine Tey

Jack London Dr. Oliver examined her, found the blue line along her gums, which shows that the system is under the influence of the lead. The People of the Abyss by Jack London [1903]

E. F. Benson I was afraid, you see, of the one thing in the world which has real existence. The Man Who Went Too Far by E. F. Benson

She was a small, rather leathery woman, with an air of having been compelled to attend a party at which there were goings-on that she could not wholly approve. Lost Horizon by James Hilton

The sea in which it danced was beautiful, green in the trough of the waves and silver at their tips. The Day of the Locust by Nathanael Wes

But the interesting passage is one in which he compares Anais Nin — evidently a completely subjective, introverted writer — to Jonah in the whale’s belly. Inside the Whale by George Orwell [1940]

D. H. Lawrence After dinner Lettie debated pleasantly which bon-bon she should take for the children. The White Peacock by D. H. Lawrence

Henry James In winter the church was unwarmed and exposure to cold forbidden him, but the glow of his shrine was an influence in which he could almost bask. The Altar of the Dead by Henry James [1895]

She was wearing a new hat and her usual pearls; the pearls which he had once been the means of recovering for her. The Daughter of Time by Josephine Tey

William Makepeace Thackeray We, who can recall the consulship of Plancus, and quite respectable, old-fogyfied times, remember amongst other amusements which we had as children the pictures at which we were permitted to look. John Leech’s Pictures of Life and Character by William Makepeace Thackeray [1854]

Julian Hawthorne So more than two years slipped away, and the child Swanhilda had grown to be a tall and graceful maiden; which seemed half a miracle, so quickly had the time passed. The Laughing Mill by Julian Hawthorne

Thomas Paine We can have no idea of his wisdom, but by knowing the order and manner in which it acts. The Age of Reason by Thomas Paine

D. H. Lawrence She still dressed with a natural elegance which tended to go wrong and a tiny bit sluttish. Mother and Daughter by D. H. Lawrence [1929]

Guy de Maupassan The other began to row again, while Trémoulin kept throwing wood onto the brazier, which burnt red and brightly. One Evening by Guy de Maupassan

While Madame Filomel uncorked the black bottle, Herr Hippe covered the dolls over with a species of linen tent, which he took also from the box. The Wondersmith by Fitz James O’Brien

D. H. Lawrence Something had gone beyond sadness into another, secret, thrilling communion which she would never admit. The Ladybird by D. H. Lawrence

Pure oil and incense on the fire they throw, And fat of victims, which his friends bestow. The Aeneid by translated by John Dryden

At night we had prayers, which the captain read. A Day of Pleasure by Ellen Wood [1872]

Her eyes, the way she held her head, the tones of her voice had just that slightly insecure arrogance, that sullen but puzzled self-confidence, which belonged to a certain kind of public-school boy. The House of the Four Winds by John Buchan

Edgar Allan Poe In short, the only ingress or egress was through a gate occupying a rocky pass in the road, a few paces below the point at which I stopped to reconnoitre the scene. Tales of Natural Beauty by Edgar Allan Poe

H.P. Lovecraft I motioned to him to continue, which he did with renewed signs of reluctance. The Shadow over Innsmouth by H.P. Lovecraft [1931]

Ivan Turgenev Suddenly she heard from the yard a loud masculine voice: it was singing a song of which it was impossible to distinguish the words, prolonging each note, though not with a melancholy effect. The Inn by Ivan Turgenev

Lewis Carroll I have altered a word or two in Blithe’s which I trust she will excuse; it did not seem quite clear as it stood. A Tangled Tale by Lewis Carroll

H. G. Wells Then he kicked against the basket in which the roses had come. Love and Mr Lewisham by H. G. Wells [1900]

Charles Dickens That’s the only way in which I can explain it to myself,” said Mrs. Tetterby with elaboration. The Haunted Man and the Ghost’s Bargain by Charles Dickens [1848]

Rudyard Kipling The lines on which he fought the quarrel lead me to this belief, for he made a Creed-question of the brick-throwing, instead of waiting for Peroo and smacking that young cateran when he caught him. The Smith Administration by Rudyard Kipling [1899]

Ivan Turgenev For a long, long while I could not take my eyes off that motionless, dumb door, which was once more a patch of white in the looking-glass. The Diary of a Superfluous Man and other stories by Ivan Turgenev

Anthony Trollope Ideas had begun to float through his brain which he believed to be philosophical, but which all tended to the no-good-in-anything school of thought. Travelling Sketches by Anthony Trollope [1866]

Henry James It appears this eminent lady’s staying at a house a few miles off, which means of course that Mrs. Wimbush has forcibly annexed her. The Death of the Lion by Henry James [1894]

It was set upon a smooth lawn, which was faintly lit by the far-reaching rays of the lamps within. Roads of Destiny by O. Henry [1909]

William Hope Hodgson Possibly quite as much of the yellow god, which had caused all this trouble, as the torpid, cheerless “female” at my side. Captain Gault by William Hope Hodgson

Elizabeth Gaskell He rose softly while she was speaking, and bent his head, as if in reverence at her words, and the solemn injunction which they conveyed. Lizzie Leigh by Elizabeth Gaskell [1855]

Frances Hodgson Burnett The high walls which shut it in were covered with the leafless stems of climbing roses which were so thick that they were matted together. The Secret Garden by Frances Hodgson Burnett [1911]

Guy de Maupassant A road passed in front of this door, which was provided with a big bell; for the peasants, in order to avoid the roundabout way, would bring their provisions up this way. Mademoiselle Perle by Guy de Maupassant [1886]

Nikolai Gogol He used to have one on the outskirts of the town; but he sold it, and with the purchase-money bought a team of brown horses and a little carriage in which he drove about to stay with the squires. How the Two Ivans Quarrelled by Nikolai Gogol

Edgar Allan Poe Rule applies but to the excellences of avoidance — to the virtues which deny or refrain. Tales of Natural Beauty by Edgar Allan Poe

As soon as I had put on a dry pair of slippers, I dragged him out, after first jerking the spear out of his side, which operation I confess I performed with my eyes shut tight. Heart of Darkness by Joseph Conrad [1899]

Blaise Pascal For there is one, and it is that of geometry, which is in truth inferior in that it is less convincing, but not in that it less is certain. Of the Geometrical Spirit by Blaise Pascal

He did not seem a stranger, for he glanced but carelessly at the diverging yet conterminous wheel-marks which are the puzzling feature of all Bush roads. A Bride from the Bush by E. W. Hornung [1890]

Oscar Wilde It has all the terrible beauty of a Greek tragedy, a tragedy in which I took a great part, but by which I have not been wounded. The Picture of Dorian Gray by Oscar Wilde [1891]

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]

And there were mysterious marshes at his left, out of which came queer gurgling cries and a choked croaking. Roads of Destiny by O. Henry [1909]

Radclyffe Hall Nor could she resist the lure of pyjamas made of white crêpe de Chine which she spotted in Bond Street. The pyjamas led to a man’s dressing-gown of brocade — an amazingly ornate garment. The Well of Loneliness by Radclyffe Hall

E. F. Benson As it came closer Dick felt that shuddering faintness, which often affected him in the presence of cats, come over him, and he stamped and clapped his hands. The Cat by E. F. Benson

But he could not help noticing that London had discovered the secret which made his intellectual life a torment. The Ghost Ship by Richard Middleton

Dakers had contributed a small untidy parcel, labelled: “To remind you every morning of our first meeting!” which on being opened proved to be one of those flat loofahs for back-scrubbing. Miss Pym Disposes by Josephine Tey

Jane Austen My letter, which was intended to keep him longer in the country, has hastened him to town. Lady Susan by Jane Austen [1794]

Jack London And I could see their wan white hands, from which the blood had been pressed, at work upon the cloth out of which had been made my gown. The Iron Heel by Jack London [1908]

Henry David Thoreau Those which were then jestingly called bean-poles are today far the most beautiful objects noticeable in our streets. Autumnal Tints by Henry David Thoreau [1862]

Robert Louis Stevenson I have not trudged in vain that way On which life’s daylight darkens, shade by shade. New Poems by Robert Louis Stevenson

The Buron to which the three herdsmen now took their way stood on a green slope surrounded by oaks, about six hundred feet below the spot on which they had been sleeping. All-Saints' Eve by Amelia B. Edwards

Jack took a deep and inquisitive interest in his grandfather which made him often stroll up the hill to smoke a pipe on the bench near him. The Dark Cottage by Mary Cholmondeley [1921]

Mary Eleanor Wilkins Freeman It can survive the flesh to which it has clung like a persistent shadow, seeming to have in itself something of the substance of that to which it pertained. The Southwest Chamber by Mary Eleanor Wilkins Freeman

Henry James There’s a vagueness on these points which is extremely embarrassing, and it never occurs to young men to offer you a reference. The Point of View by Henry James [1882]

E. F. Benson But all the time he was aware that the same invisible presence was near him, though its force was manifestly less here than in those places which had been more intimately associated with the man. The Confession of Charles Linkworth by E. F. Benson

John Galsworthy Gazing at a square foot of study wall which had escaped a framed caricature, he reflected on the underlying savagery of life. The Silver Spoon by John Galsworthy

And now we saw the use of the lantern ordered by the Squire, at which order we had secretly laughed: for it served to light up the darker parts where the trunks of the trees grew thick. The Angels’ Music by Ellen Wood [1876]

Arthur Machen For example, there was the case of the Mary Ann, the rowing-boat which came to grief in so strange a manner, almost under Merritt’s eyes. The Terror by Arthur Machen

Arthur Machen Or it may be our lot to have to make an appointment; we have to choose a man to fill a responsible position in which both honesty and sagacity are of the first consequence. The Islington Mystery by Arthur Machen

A very low power sufficed to bring him to a slight confession, which in fact amounted to nothing; the very highest would not persuade him to show a star. The System of the Heavens as Revealed by Lord Rosse’s Telescope by Thomas De Quincey [1846]

Virginia Woolf Thus I have tried, at tedious length, I fear, to answer some of the questions which I began by asking. Mr. Bennett and Mrs. Brown by Virginia Woolf [1924]

Henry Handel Richardson And, as she did this, other nights rose before her, scores of them, on which she, or Nannan — even Richard himself — had made the change. The End of a Childhood by Henry Handel Richardson

Robert Louis Stevenson I know not which to credit, O lady of my heart! Your eyes that bade me linger, Your words that bade us part — I know not which to credit, My reason or my heart. New Poems by Robert Louis Stevenson

Willa Cather Alexander was a strong swimmer, but he had gone scarcely a dozen strokes when the bridge itself, which had been settling faster and faster, crashed into the water behind him. Alexander’s Bridge by Willa Cather [1912]

G. K. Chesterton And one mode in which this morning spirit is expressed is the return to the child. Robert Louis Stevenson by G. K. Chesterton [1927]

Henry James It was from this moment — the moment at which my terrible impression of it had blinked out at his anxious query — that the image of his scared face was to abide with me. The Next Time by Henry James [1895]

Willa Cather If there were an instrument by which to measure desire, one could foretell achievement. The Professor’s House by Willa Cather [1925]

Oscar Wilde In the mystic offices to which such things were put, there was something that quickened his imagination. The Picture of Dorian Gray by Oscar Wilde [1891]

Rudyard Kipling Tim gathers up a skein of it and surveys the last few feet, which record “162’s” path through the volt-flurry. Actions and Reactions by Rudyard Kipling [1909]

Maria Edgeworth In the front there was a large table, on each side of which were benches for the counsel and witnesses: those for the crown on the right hand; those for the prisoner on the left. The Prussian Vase by Maria Edgeworth

Guy de Maupassant I finally got him and threw him out of the window, which was open, for it was summer. Misti by Guy de Maupassant [1884]

William Makepeace Thackeray With cooks to dress the dinners; a list of which gentlemen he has by him, and will recommend none who are not worthy of the strictest confidence. The Fitz-Boodle Papers by William Makepeace Thackeray [1842-43]

Guy de Maupassan From father to son, all had violent passions which filled their whole being, which impelled them to do wild things, drove them to frantic enthusiasm, even to crime. A Widow by Guy de Maupassan

The terrible consequences which might now ensue appalled him. The Vengeance of Larose by Arthur Gask [1939]

Jack London Once, in the pursuit of a rabbit, which she ordinarily would have caught with ease, she gave over and lay down and rested. White Fang by Jack London [1906]

Finally, in the midst of the embarrassments which ensued, he committed forgery, and was transported. Charles Lamb by Thomas De Quincey

The debt for which the money was owing appeared to be a somewhat mysterious one. A Tragedy by Ellen Wood [1886]

Anthony Hope Silently, without splash or sound, it falls into the water and thence to the bottom of the moat, which is twenty feet deep thereabouts. The Prisoner of Zenda by Anthony Hope

It was too late to countermand the motor, which put up several miles away. The Ghost of a Chance by Mary Cholmondeley [1921]

Edith Wharton Thus far she had been impelled by the blind instinct of flight; but each step seemed to bring her nearer to the realities of which her feverish vigil had given only a shadowy image. Summer by Edith Wharton [1917]

Jack London Pervaise was mastered by the fear of death, all of which is recounted at length in his confession. The Iron Heel by Jack London [1908]

George Meredith Moreover, to the better account, Clotilde’s English friend had sent him the lines addressed to her, in which the writer dwelt on her love of him with a whimper of the voice of love. The Tragic Comedians by George Meredith [1880]

Edgar Allan Poe It is clear that Kidd — if Kidd indeed secreted this treasure, which I doubt not — it is clear that he must have had assistance in the labor. The Gold-Bug by Edgar Allan Poe

Marjorie Bowen I turned to face the room, which was completely panelled in plain wood. Ann Mellor’s Lover by Marjorie Bowen

Rudyard Kipling He came by night, and wrote upon the whitewashed walls with charcoal disgraceful sentences which made the Smith servants grin. The Smith Administration by Rudyard Kipling [1899]

H. G. Wells The propeller screw moved round with powerful rhythmic impulses — one, two, three, pause; one, two, three — which the engineer controlled very delicately. When the Sleeper Wakes by H. G. Wells [1899]

Edgar Allan Poe And I have now mentioned all the provinces in which the common understanding of the poetic sentiment has declared it capable of expatiating. Tales of Natural Beauty by Edgar Allan Poe

Edith Wharton We had borrowed a farmer’s cart in which our two men could be laid on a mattress, and she had stocked our trap with food and remedies. Coming Home by Edith Wharton [1916]

The last sentence had hardly been hissed out by the gypsy when he took from his pocket a long, thin coil of whipcord, which he entangled in a complicated mesh around the cripple’s body. The Wondersmith by Fitz James O’Brien

George Meredith Men, too, accustomed to minor doses of the goddess, which moderate, soften, counteract, instead of inflicting the malady, abhor and have no brotherhood with its turbulent victim. The Tragic Comedians by George Meredith [1880]

H. Rider Haggard But the other goods he wrapped up in skins and hid behind some stones which were at the bottom of the cave — purposing to come another time and fetch them. Eric Brighteyes by H. Rider Haggard

Guy de Maupassant Then he put them back in the purse, which he replaced in his pocket. Madame Husson’s “Rosier” (Le Rosier de Madame Husson) by Guy de Maupassant [1887]

Guy de Maupassan It was a conger eel, which managed to wriggle, half dead as it was, into a puddle of the brackish water. One Evening by Guy de Maupassan

Rudyard Kipling The only people to suffer will be the Board of Control, which is grievously overworked already. Actions and Reactions by Rudyard Kipling [1909]

Edgar Allan Poe I am aware, on the other hand, that the case is by no means common, in which an author is at all in condition to retrace the steps by which his conclusions have been attained. The Philosophy of Composition by Edgar Allan Poe [1846]

Anthony Hope I went straight to the Tyrol and spent a quiet fortnight — mostly on my back, for a severe chill developed itself; and I was also the victim of a nervous reaction, which made me weak as a baby. The Prisoner of Zenda by Anthony Hope

She, with a bright color in her lovely face, seemed as one awakened from a dream, and her eyes sought mine with a questioning glance which made me tremble with delight. The Maker of Moons by Robert W. Chambers

Henry James My companion got up, giving him a thin glance which I caught in its passage, and which expressed a strange commixture of resignation and fascination,—a sort of perverted exaltation. Four Meetings by Henry James [1877]

Cripp has organized a plan by which he believes we can get to see the one I have been telling you of; but it will be of no use our seeing it unless we can identify it. Mrs. Todhetley’s Earrings by Ellen Wood [1873]

H.P. Lovecraft For my contact with this affair has been closer than that of any other layman, and I have carried away impressions which are yet to drive me to drastic measures. The Shadow over Innsmouth by H.P. Lovecraft [1931]

There was nowhere in the three small rooms which comprised his so-called flat that he could hide it and feel assured that a chance thief breaking in would not find it. The House with the High Wall by Arthur Gask [1948]

At last he said something which roused me indeed to interest — the interest of the man who hears the word he fears most in the world. No-Man’s-Land by John Buchan [1899]

John Keats Zodiac. The zodiac was an imaginary belt across the heavens within which the sun and planets were supposed to move. Poems published in 1820 by John Keats

I WAS a young man at the time, and intimately acquainted with some of the actors in this strange tale; the impression which its incidents made on me, therefore, were deep and lasting. The Familiar by J. Sheridan Le Fanu

Certainly, among the many houses he looked at he did come upon two which in several ways answered all his requirements. The House with the High Wall by Arthur Gask [1948]

E. Phillips Oppenheim It was simpler to treat his absence as something quite ordinary, to ignore those things concerning which speech was difficult. The Long Arm of Mannister by E. Phillips Oppenheim [1909]

But it was not wholly alien; and that which is common to all was the purpose of death. The Greater Trumps by Charles Williams

A good four-foot clearance intervened, and heading for the dark blur, which was all he could see, Boots carried his confident bearing straight over the edge and down into the glittering flood beyond. Citadel of Fear by Francis Stevens

Rudyard Kipling Then you will get both the size and the design of the tiny courtyard round which one of these big dark houses is built. City of Dreadful Night by Rudyard Kipling [1891]

Arthur Conan Doyle They were safe in London. Once here they may be drawn into the miserable network in which I am myself struggling. The Parasite by Arthur Conan Doyle [1894]

Guy de Maupassant The old woman fricasseed a chicken for dinner in a large fireplace, in which hung the stew pot, black with smoke. Miss Harriet by Guy de Maupassant [1883]

Elizabeth Gaskell Thither she steered, defying wind and snow; guided by here a thorn-tree, there an old, doddered oak, which had not quite lest their identity under the whelming mask of snow. Half a Life-time Ago by Elizabeth Gaskell [1855]

H. G. Wells It meant mischief, it might mean failure in that life of politics and affairs, for which I was trained, which it was my honor to follow. In the Days of the Comet by H. G. Wells [1906]

F. Scott Fitzgerald When he arrived she was stretched on a chaise-longue which was covered with cretonne for the summer, and the tears he had called up at luncheon seemed still to be standing in her eyes. All the Sad Young Men by F. Scott Fitzgerald [1926]

Guy de Maupassan Then he would go out, buy a roll at the Lahure Bakery, in which he had seen eleven different owners without the name ever changing, and he would eat this roll on the way to the office. A Stroll by Guy de Maupassan

David Hume A pair of shoes, perhaps, was never yet wrought to the highest degree of perfection, which that commodity is capable of attaining. Of the Immortality of the Soul by David Hume [1777]

Ralph Waldo Emerson Trade is an instrument in the hands of that friendly Power which works for us in our own despite. The Young American by Ralph Waldo Emerson [1844]

D. H. Lawrence He too was by way of falling in love with Yvette. It was her peculiar virgin tenderness, and her straying, absent-minded detachment from things, which attracted him. The Virgin and the Gypsy by D. H. Lawrence

Nellie Bly A few days previous to this I had met Captain McCullagh at a meeting held in Cooper Union. At that time I had asked him for some information which he had given me. Ten Days in a Mad-House by Nellie Bly

Edgar Allan Poe It was of very brief duration, but, while it lasted resembled nothing in the world of which I had any previous experience. The Unparalleled Adventure of One Hans Pfaall by Edgar Allan Poe [1835]

When, after the weariest climb, I lay on a piece of level ground which seemed the top, I was not surprised to find that it was now seven. No-Man’s-Land by John Buchan [1899]

Julian Hawthorne These were woven into a singular pattern of involved curves, and were fastened with a broad gold clasp, in the centre of which was set a large pearl. The Laughing Mill by Julian Hawthorne

We are obliged to rate it, according to the universal results towards which it tends, and scarcely at all, according to the special condition of circumstances, in which it may originate. The Spanish Nun by Thomas De Quincey [1847]

Sinclair Lewis Jesse Bradbin read only an architectural magazine which dealt pontifically with Costs and Accounting and in the newspapers read the murder trials and the national weather reports. World So Wide by Sinclair Lewis

F. Scott Fitzgerald Mrs. Lawrence was ostensibly pleased with him, and her interest was especially in his mind; he wanted people to like his mind again — after a while it might be such a nice place in which to live. This Side of Paradise by F. Scott Fitzgerald

H.P. Lovecraft Anything my friend may have said or written to the contrary must be erroneous, for I am no man of strength to risk the unmentionable spheres by which alone one might achieve success. Hypnos by H.P. Lovecraft [1922]

The Legation is a fine old palace, which formerly belonged to a member of the Imperial Family. The photo-graph shows the entrance to the first courtyard. Chinese Pictures by Isabella L. Bird [1900]

Charles Dickens An abridgment would only lessen the evil in a degree, as it is not only the style of the writing but the subject itself which is objectionable. Contributions to All the Year Round by Charles Dickens [1859]

Henry James She has an adoration for her husband, which absorbs her without in the least making her silly, unless indeed it is silly to be modest, as in this brutal world I sometimes believe. The Path Of Duty by Henry James [1884]

It was towards the end of 1712, by which time Harley’s shilly-shallying had effectually disgusted the Jacobites, that the first of Defoe’s series of Anti–Jacobite tracts appeared. Daniel Defoe by William Minto [1879]

Guy de Maupassan He called out to them telling them an accident had occurred, and at the foot of the walls they found a bleeding body the head of which was crushed on a rock. Little Louise Roqué by Guy de Maupassan

Ivan Turgenev But where was the black still object? Only the tangles of seaweed rose black against the sand, which had dried up by now. Dream tales and prose poems by Ivan Turgenev

The Karlsefin had come, he said, from New York, to which port her latest load of oranges and cocoanuts had been conveyed. Cabbages and Kings by O. Henry [1904]

Guy de Maupassan At their call a man came out of the house, and they got into a large boat which was moored among the weeds of the shore. Yvette by Guy de Maupassan

George Gissing When is that girl going?’ Emmeline made known the understanding at which she had arrived, and her husband breathed an exclamation of profound thankfulness. The Paying Guest by George Gissing [1895]

The ominous warning grew faint, then rose again — a long, low rattle of palm-fronds, which became a steady monotone. The Slayer of Souls by Robert W. Chambers [1920]

So that you have the young polype floating about in this fashion, covered by its ‘vibratile cilia’, as these long filaments, which are capable of vibration are termed. Coral and Coral Reefs by Thomas Henry Huxley

What had Leilah Robinson seen in the study at the time of her uncle’s first seizure, of which she could not afterward quite bring herself to speak? The green box lay on a table by the bedside. Claimed! by Francis Stevens

H. G. Wells But the Martian machine took no more notice for the moment of the people running this way and that than a man would of the confusion of ants in a nest against which his foot has kicked. The War of the Worlds by H. G. Wells [1898]

It contained a half-sheet of notepaper, which I unfolded with a queer sense of dealing with the uncanny, but without any excitement as people meet and do extraordinary things in a dream. The Shadow Line by Joseph Conrad [1917]

The last who bade farewell was Jolanka. She approached with downcast eyes, holding in her small white hands an embroidered cockade, which she placed on his breast. Thirteen at Table by Mór Jókai

Arthur Machen I was then privileged or accursed, I dare not say which, to see that which was on the bed, lying there black like ink, transformed before my eyes. The Great God Pan by Arthur Machen

Prostrate we fell; confess’d the present god, Who gave this answer from his dark abode: ’Undaunted youths, go, seek that mother earth From which your ancestors derive their birth. The Aeneid by translated by John Dryden

Guy de Maupassan The Odalisque’s only reply was a laugh, in which rang all the cruelty of an insulted woman’s deceived heart. The Odalisque of Senichou by Guy de Maupassan

George Gissing Just as I was about to speak again sounds from within the house caught my attention; there was a heavy foot on the stairs, and a loud voice, which seemed familiar to me. Christopherson by George Gissing

Beyond the Rinks Hope I would cross the ridge to the top of the Skyre burn, which at its head is all split up into deep grassy gullies. The Frying-Pan and the Fire by John Buchan

E. T. A. Hoffmann The latter, opening a new flask and skilfully shaking off the drops of oil9 which swam at the top, remarked, “I should not have deemed Teresina capable of such falseness and artfulness. The Fermata by E. T. A. Hoffmann

Benjamin Disraeli And as she attempted to look around, and wrung her hands in very woe, her attention was attracted by a brilliant streak of light upon the wall, which greatly surprised her. The Rise of Iskander by Benjamin Disraeli [1834]

F. Scott Fitzgerald It is invariably saddening to look through new eyes at things upon which you have expended your own powers of adjustment. The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald

For some reason which I could not explain I was feeling rather annoyed at the bold and familiar way in which he had been regarding me. The Silent Dead by Arthur Gask [1950]

Guy de Maupassant The fumes of the spilt liquors mix with the effluvium of the bodies and with that of the strong perfumes with which the skin of the traders in love is saturated and which evaporate in this furnace. Paul’s Mistress (La Femme de Paul) by Guy de Maupassant [1881]

Now with the exception of the nail to which I have alluded and which did not bleed, he had not a trace of a wound on either finger. The Childerbridge Mystery by Guy Boothby [1902]

Arthur Machen We cannot wholly believe in inner sincerity that the solid table did rise, without mechanical reason or cause, into the air, and so defy that which we name the “law of gravitation. The Great Return by Arthur Machen

Oscar Wilde He was trying to gather up the scarlet threads of life, and to weave them into a pattern; to find his way through the sanguine labyrinth of passion through which he was wandering. The Picture of Dorian Gray by Oscar Wilde [1891]