I felt worse and worse --at last I got up, dressed, and softly going down in my stockinged feet, sought out my stepmother, and suddenly threw myself at her feet, beseeching her as a particular favor to give me a good slippering for my misbehavior; anything indeed but condemning me to lie abed
such an unendurable length of time.
All the servants were bustling about making preparations for the feast, save only Little John, who must needs lie abed
the greater part of the day.
It seemed to her that she awoke after sleeping some hours, and found Jeremiah not yet abed
. That she looked at the candle she had left burning, and, measuring the time like King Alfred the Great, was confirmed by its wasted state in her belief that she had been asleep for some considerable period.
Early as it was, on the windy March morning, the room in which he lay abed
was already scrubbed throughout; and between the cups and saucers arranged for breakfast, and the lumbering deal table, a very clean white cloth was spread.
"Time for my girl to be abed
, else she won't be up early, and I'm full of jolly plans for to-morrow.
It was a late hour in such by-places, and the people were abed
; but a voice answered from an upper window, Ten miles.
The moment we were abed
, the rain cleared away and the moon came out.
"I don' know how 'tis," grumbled Miranda, who was not able to sit up that day; "but from a child I could never lay abed
without Aurelia's gettin' sick too.
Pilgrims, sinners and Arabs are all abed
, now, and the camp is still.
I take trouble, not like others who lie abed
or waste their time on foolishness while I don't sleep of nights.
I remember how she saved and scraped for him, and how he always lay abed
till ten o'clock.
I worked every day, including Sunday, and I looked far ahead to my one day off at the end of a month, resolved to lie abed
all that day and just sleep and rest up.