He ran back wildly for half a mile, and at last settled himself atop
a heap of stones to wait for the Serpent to go on his way and leave the road clear for him.
'Is she in your garden up atop
of that house--gone up to be dead, or whatever the game is?' asked Fledgeby.
The curly crop has lengthened into a thick coil, more becoming to the small head atop
of the tall figure.
"My blood!" ejaculated the vexed coachman, "and not atop
of Shooter's yet!
"I lay still," he said, "scared out of my wits, with the fore quarter of a horse atop
Those who solely by good fortune become princes from being private citizens have little trouble in rising, but much in keeping atop
; they have not any difficulties on the way up, because they fly, but they have many when they reach the summit.
He was dandiacally dressed, seemed to tell something under twenty years and had a handsome wistful face atop
of a heavy, lumbering, almost corpulent figure, which however did not betoken inactivity; for David's purple hat (a conceit of his mother's of which we were both heartily ashamed) blowing off as we neared him he leapt the railings without touching them and was back with it in three seconds; only instead of delivering it straightway he seemed to expect David to chase him for it.
Now you look as if you'd never seen Little Bethel in all your life, as I hope you never will again; and here's the baby; and little Jacob, you get atop
of my back and catch hold of me tight round the neck, and whenever a Little Bethel parson calls you a precious lamb or says your brother's one, you tell him it's the truest things he's said for a twelvemonth, and that if he'd got a little more of the lamb himself, and less of the mint-sauce--not being quite so sharp and sour over it--I should like him all the better.
Hubble remark that "a bit of savoury pork pie would lay atop
of anything you could mention, and do no harm," and I heard Joe say, "You shall have some, Pip." I have never been absolutely certain whether I uttered a shrill yell of terror, merely in spirit, or in the bodily hearing of the company.
And what does he do but go and stake him--fly at a hedge with stakes in it, atop
of a bank with a ditch before it.
Taught by long experience that boys are always hungry, Aunt Jessie soon proposed supper, and proceeded to get it, enveloped in an immense apron, with an old hat of Archie's stuck atop
of her cap.
There was also a goodly jug of well-browned clay, fashioned into the form of an old gentleman, not by any means unlike the locksmith, atop
of whose bald head was a fine white froth answering to his wig, indicative, beyond dispute, of sparkling home-brewed ale.