travel by water
It was a monstrous big river down there--sometimes a mile and a half wide; we run nights, and laid up and hid daytimes; soon as night was most gone we stopped
navigating and tied up--nearly always in the dead water under a towhead;
walk through relatively shallow water
I don't hear the dogs and horses yet; you've got time to crowd through the brush and get up the crick a little ways; then you take to the water and
wade down to me and get in--that'll throw the dogs off the scent."
marked by or showing hopelessness
I am the lineal descendant of that infant--I am the rightful Duke of Bridgewater; and here am I,
forlorn, torn from my high estate, hunted of men, despised by the cold world, ragged, worn, heart-broken, and degraded to the companionship of felons on a raft!"
uncommonly early or before the expected time
"Trouble has done it, Bilgewater, trouble has done it; trouble has brung these gray hairs and this
the act of expelling a person from their native land
Yes, gentlemen, you see before you, in blue jeans and misery, the wanderin',
exiled, trampled-on, and sufferin' rightful King of France."
your overall circumstances or condition in life
fate to be always ground into the mire under the iron heel of oppression.
having or showing arrogant superiority
Misfortune has broken my once
haughty spirit; I yield, I submit; 'tis my fate.
take the first step or steps in carrying out an action
commence right away."
not distracted by anything unrelated to the goal
Then the preacher begun to preach, and begun in
earnest, too; and went weaving first to one side of the platform and then the other, and then a-leaning down over the front of it, with his arms and his body going all the time, and shouting his words out with all his might;
feeling or expressing pain or sorrow for sins or offenses
"Oh, come to the mourners' bench! come, black with sin! (amen!) come, sick and sore! (amen!) come, lame and halt and blind! (amen!) come, pore and needy, sunk in shame! (a-a-men!) come, all that's worn and soiled and suffering!--come with a broken spirit! come with a
contrite heart! come in your rags and sin and dirt!
a person who does not acknowledge your god
He said it warn't no use talking,
heathens don't amount to shucks alongside of pirates to work a camp-meeting with.
a dagger with a slender blade
To be, or not to be; that is the bare
greatly exceeding bounds of reason or moderation
And makes us rather sling the arrows of
influence or urge by gentle urging, caressing, or flattering
Everybody that could get a chance at him tried their best to
coax him off of his horse so they could lock him up and get him sober; but it warn't no use--up the street he would tear again, and give Sherburn another cussing.
cause somebody to adopt a certain position or belief
If anybody can
persuade him, she can."
unhurried and with care and dignity
Just then Sherburn steps out on to the roof of his little front porch, with a double-barrel gun in his hand, and takes his stand, perfectly ca'm and
deliberate, not saying a word.
the trait of showing courage and determination
The idea of you thinking you had
pluck enough to lynch a man!
inform somebody of something
Go along home, and
advise everybody to come and see the tragedy."
marked by no especial preference for one thing over another
And he would do it just as
indifferent as if he was ordering up eggs.
doubt about someone's honesty
suspicions of his father, the Duke of Wellington.
reproduce someone's behavior or looks
imitate him, and so I ain't a-going to try to; but he really done it pretty good.
suggesting taste, ease, and wealth
When we got up-stairs everybody gethered around the table, and the king he counted it and stacked it up, three hundred dollars in a pile--twenty
elegant little piles.
make realize the truth or validity of something
Then the king says, "I knowed it; I reckon that'll
convince anybody the way he feels about it.
someone who does evil deliberately
"I was your father's friend, and I'm your friend; and I warn you as a friend, and an honest one that wants to protect you and keep you out of harm and trouble, to turn your backs on that
scoundrel and have nothing to do with him, the ignorant tramp, with his idiotic Greek and Hebrew, as he calls it.
moving quickly and lightly
These yer orphans'll git their house back agin, and that's enough for them; they're young and
spry, and k'n easy earn a livin'.
showing inventiveness and skill
That's mighty good!--and mighty
ingenious--under the circumstances!
a partiality preventing objective consideration of an issue
They made the king tell his yarn, and they made the old gentleman tell his'n; and anybody but a lot of
prejudiced chuckleheads would a seen that the old gentleman was spinning truth and t'other one lies.
have in mind as a purpose
"Well, you just own up, first, that you did hide that money there,
intending to give me the slip one of these days, and come back and dig it up, and have it all to yourself."
fill with distaste
But I soon give up that notion for two things: she'd be mad and
disgusted at his rascality and ungratefulness for leaving her, and so she'd sell him straight down the river again...
fraudulent; having a misleading appearance
And when you tell him the handbill and the reward's
bogus, maybe he'll believe you when you explain to him what the idea was for getting 'em out.