he scowled over the plantation account-books, made rough estimates, added and balanced, and scowled the harder.
And nightingales roosting in all the trees," he cried; "flowers that neither fail nor fade, bees without stings, honey dew every morning, showers of manna betweenwhiles
, fountains of youth and quarries of philosopher's stones--why, I know the very place.
Hurrying into another room, Miss Jenny got a glass of water, and brought it for Fledgeby's relief: who, gasping, spluttering, and rattling in his throat betweenwhiles
, drank some water, and laid his head faintly on her arm.
By day he cooked as well, and, in the betweenwhiles
, helped Anson in the building of the boat beside the torrent as the green planks came down.
I left the last of them behind me in the person of a wretched drudge, who, after running to and fro all day till midnight, and moping in his stealthy winks of sleep upon the stairs betweenwhiles
, was washing the dark passages at four o'clock in the morning; and went upon my way with a grateful heart that I was not doomed to live where slavery was, and had never had my senses blunted to its wrongs and horrors in a slave-rocked cradle.