Juozapas had only one leg, having been run over by a wagon when a little child, but he had got himself a broomstick
, which he put under his arm for a crutch.
When his touring in Switzerland is finished, he does not throw that broomstick
away, but lugs it home with him, to the far corners of the earth, although this costs him more trouble and bother than a baby or a courier could.
They both led tramping lives, and this woman in Gerrard-street here had been married very young, over the broomstick
(as we say), to a tramping man, and was a perfect fury in point of jealousy.
It is as useful to a friar as a broomstick
to a witch, or a wand to a conjurer.
But Bazin, still the servant of a musketeer, when once the blood mounted to his fat cheeks, seized a broomstick
and began belaboring Blaisois, saying:
hath strangely disappeared, stolen, as I suspect, by that unhanged witch, Goody Cory, and that, too, when I was all anointed with the juice of smallage, and cinquefoil, and wolf's bane"
, in a corner, to tempt the burglar.
Just as eleven of them had done blessing her, a great noise was heard in the courtyard, and word was brought that the thirteenth fairy was come, with a black cap on her head, and black shoes on her feet, and a broomstick
in her hand: and presently up she came into the dining- hall.
Somebody is going to touch you, with a broomstick
, if you don't stop snivelling.
And Hannibal, snarling, growling, and spitting, ducking his head and with short paw-strokes trying to ward off the insistent broomstick
, backed obediently into the corner, crumpled up his hind-parts, and tried to withdraw his corporeal body within itself in a pain-urged effort to make it smaller.
which had long served a witch as a steed complained of the nature of its employment, which it thought degrading.
In vulgar phrase, she had taken up the broomstick
, and was just about to sally from the kitchen, when Jones accosted her with a demand of a gown and other vestments, to cover the half-naked woman upstairs.