Pontellier left him to enter her room, the young man descended the steps and strolled over toward the croquet players, where, during the half-hour
before dinner, he amused himself with the little Pontellier children, who were very fond of him.
For another half-hour
, or, perhaps, considerably more, there was almost as much quiet on the outside of the house as within.
Then again the merciless tune begins--the tune that has been played for the last half-hour
without one single change.
In one half-hour
I can walk off to some portion of the earth's surface where a man does not stand from one year's end to another, and there, consequently, politics are not, for they are but as the cigar-smoke of a man.
I had not been home a full half-hour
, after witnessing those playful sham-duels, when circumstances made it necessary for me to get ready immediately to assist personally at a real one--a duel with no effeminate limitation in the matter of results, but a battle to the death.
Ere the half-hour
ended, five o'clock struck; school was dismissed, and all were gone into the refectory to tea.
We all kept as mute as mice a full half-hour
, and should have done so longer, only Joseph, having finished his chapter, got up and said that he must rouse the master for prayers and bed.
The clock struck the half-hour
, struck the three-quarters -- and still she sat there, with the music-book on her lap, dreaming happily over the old songs; thinking gratefully of the golden days when his hand had turned the pages for her, when his voice had whispered the words which no woman's memory ever forgets.
said that good-natured emissary, after a full half-hour
of bootless attempts to bring him round to the question.
You go and ring it every half-hour
and then you know what time it is.
Only a few sands now remained in the half-hour
If you mean to manage your own concerns, you can do precisely what you like,' replied Alexander; 'but if you are not in your place five minutes before the half-hour
I wash my hands of you, for one.