, your Majesty?" asked one of the guard.
"Ah, ha," cried Danglars, "this fellow is more like an ogre than anything else; however, I am rather too old and tough to be very good eating!" We see that Danglars was collected enough to jest; at the same time, as though to disprove the ogreish propensities, the man took some black bread, cheese, and onions
from his wallet, which he began devouring voraciously.
My floating coffin was many things in turn; a railway carriage, a pleasure boat on the Thames, a hammock under the trees; last of all it was the upper berth in a not very sweet-smelling cabin, with a clatter of knives and forks near at hand, and a very strong odor of onions
in the Irish stew.
McGregor hoeing onions
. His back was turned towards Peter, and beyond him was the gate!
They bought a round steak, potatoes, onions
, and a dozen eating apples, then went out from the town to the fringe of trees and brush that advertised a creek.
Here I found some young onions
, a couple of gladiolus bulbs, and a quantity of immature carrots, all of which I secured, and, scrambling over a ruined wall, went on my way through scarlet and crimson trees towards Kew-- it was like walking through an avenue of gigantic blood drops--possessed with two ideas: to get more food, and to limp, as soon and as far as my strength permitted, out of this accursed unearthly region of the pit.
Then consider what victual or esculent things there are, which grow speedily, and within the year; as parsnips, carrots, turnips, onions
, radish, artichokes of Hierusalem, maize, and the like.
To reap and bind the rye and oats and to carry it, to mow the meadows, turn over the fallows, thrash the seed and sow the winter corn--all this seems so simple and ordinary; but to succeed in getting through it all everyone in the village, from the old man to the young child, must toil incessantly for three or four weeks, three times as hard as usual, living on rye-beer, onions
, and black bread, thrashing and carrying the sheaves at night, and not giving more than two or three hours in the twenty-four to sleep.
"Martha," she said, "what are those white roots that look like onions
Poppets brought the tray in, and we drew up to the table, and toyed with a little steak and onions
, and some rhubarb tart.
Cornelius admitted only the inoffensive broom of an old Frisian housekeeper, who had been his nurse, and who from the time when he had devoted himself to the culture of tulips ventured no longer to put onions
in his stews, for fear of pulling to pieces and mincing the idol of her foster child.
When the land was drained he planted it to cab- bages and onions
, and again the neighbors laughed.