Carey constantly told his wife that if Josiah Graves
did not take care he would give him a good rap over the knuckles one day; but Mrs.
Because," said the Man Leaning on a Spade, "I belong to the Gravediggers' National Extortion Society, and we have decided to limit the production of graves
and get more money for the reduced output.
All the old graves
were sunken in, there was not a tombstone on the place; round-topped, worm-eaten boards stag- gered over the graves
, leaning for support and finding none.
Yonder is the grave
-island, the silent isle; yonder also are the graves
of my youth.
What man wanders among graves
and churchyards on such a night as this?
They were recognized as graves
by the discolored stones or rotting boards at head and foot, leaning at all angles, some prostrate; by the ruined picket fences surrounding them; or, infrequently, by the mound itself showing its gravel through the fallen leaves.
THE MAN WHO LOVES NOT GRAVES
AND COFFINS AND SKULLS.
Many human beings have gone to their graves
unattended by as much real regret as followed that one gray pussy cat to his.
Consequently, they do not dig graves
, they blast them out with power and fuse.
I warrant now,' he said, 'that you think all those are used in making graves
He was of a race that had once been lords on the shores of the salt lake, and his wishes had led him back to a people who dwelt about the graves
of his fathers.
If they took him to the cemetery and laid him in a grave
, he would allow himself to be covered with earth, and then, as it was night, the grave
-diggers could scarcely have turned their backs before he would have worked his way through the yielding soil and escaped.