George Willard was the re- porter on the Winesburg Eagle and sometimes
in the evenings he walked out along the highway to Wing Biddlebaum's house.
I used to love to drift along the pale-yellow cornfields, looking for the damp spots one sometimes
found at their edges, where the smartweed soon turned a rich copper colour and the narrow brown leaves hung curled like cocoons about the swollen joints of the stem.
Her most intimate friend at school had been one of rather exceptional intellectual gifts, who wrote fine-sounding essays, which Edna admired and strove to imitate; and with her she talked and glowed over the English classics, and sometimes
held religious and political controversies.
As ashore, the ladies often cause the most terrible duels among their rival admirers; just so with the whales, who sometimes
come to deadly battle, and all for love.
we had rather rough play, for they would frequently bite and kick as well as gallop.
she smiled, saying nothing; sometimes
she smiled when she uttered a name - such as Shekels, or BB, or Potter.
spectators of these duels faint--and it does seem a very reasonable thing to do, too.
Living in a house and sleeping in a bed pulled on me pretty tight mostly, but before the cold weather I used to slide out and sleep in the woods sometimes
, and so that was a rest to me.
Fortunately books were scarce, or the children might sometimes
have gone ragged and hungry.
the ambition of princes, who never think they have land or people enough to govern; sometimes
the corruption of ministers, who engage their master in a war, in order to stifle or divert the clamour of the subjects against their evil administration.
But the reason why he wants sometimes
to go off at a tangent may just be that he is predestined to make the road, and perhaps, too, that however stupid the "direct" practical man may be, the thought sometimes
will occur to him that the road almost always does lead somewhere, and that the destination it leads to is less important than the process of making it, and that the chief thing is to save the well-conducted child from despising engineering, and so giving way to the fatal idleness, which, as we all know, is the mother of all the vices.
In such cases, people sometimes
do stranger things than to act the magician, and awaken a young man to splendor who fell asleep in poverty.