It was not until some months afterward that Jurgis understood that the quarrel with the superintendent had been prearranged
, and that Harper was in reality drawing a salary of twenty dollars a week from the packers for an inside report of his union's secret proceedings.
Our parents were aware of our feelings, and were not sorry to perceive them, for they saw clearly that as they ripened they must lead at last to a marriage between us, a thing that seemed almost prearranged
by the equality of our families and wealth.
About a mile from the main camp we encountered their outposts and, as had been prearranged
, accepted this as the signal to charge.
Immediately, as if the uplifting of the smoke had been prearranged
, the discovered troops burst into a rasping yell, and a hundred flames jetted toward the retreating band.
Sometimes she had them in her wake, lost in the bubbles and the foam that showed where she had passed; sometimes, as Alfred Bonnycastle said, she let them slide altogether; sometimes she kept them in close confinement, resorting to them under cover of night and with every precaution; sometimes she exhibited them to the public in discreet glimpses, in prearranged
Or could it be that there was a prearranged
significance to such phrases as 'fly-paper' and hen-pheasant'?
When we had reached a point some ten feet from the secret doorway I halted my companion, and cautioning him to remain absolutely motionless until I gave the prearranged
signal I quickly turned my back to the door through which I could almost feel the burning and baleful eyes of our would be executioner.
A single shot before they emerged from the jungle had announced to those in camp as well as on the ship that the expedition had been too late--for it had been prearranged
that when they came within a mile or two of camp one shot was to be fired to denote failure, or three for success, while two would have indicated that they had found no sign of either D'Arnot or his black captors.
On the contrary," he said, in a querulous and angry tone that contrasted with his flattering words, "on the contrary, your excellency's participation in the common action is highly valued by His Majesty; but we think the present delay is depriving the splendid Russian troops and their commander of the laurels they have been accustomed to win in their battles," he concluded his evidently prearranged
They are here," said Celia, with whom this explanation had been long meditated and prearranged
Hearing her move I might knock on the wall that separated us, this being a sign, prearranged
between us, that I was near by, and so all was well, but sometimes the knocking seemed to belong to the past, and she would cry, 'That is my father chapping at the door, I maun rise and let him in.
At the bottom of the corridor which leads aloft from the lower chambers I whistled in accordance with the prearranged
signal which was to announce to Perry and Ghak that I had been successful.