Otto Fuchs said he had seen populous dog-towns in the desert where there was no surface water for fifty miles; he insisted that some of the holes must go down to water--nearly two hundred feet, hereabouts
Now I love thee as my brother, my bully blade," said the Tinker, "else I would not tell thee my news; for sly am I, man, and I have in hand a grave undertaking that doth call for all my wits, for I come to seek a bold outlaw that men, hereabouts, call Robin Hood.
Why, yon same is a right stout fellow whom men hereabouts do call Robin Hood, which same--"
As he said to himself, "If, for my sins, or by my good fortune, I come across some giant hereabouts
, a common occurrence with knights-errant, and overthrow him in one onslaught, or cleave him asunder to the waist, or, in short, vanquish and subdue him, will it not be well to have some one I may send him to as a present, that he may come in and fall on his knees before my sweet lady, and in a humble, submissive voice say, 'I am the giant Caraculiambro, lord of the island of Malindrania, vanquished in single combat by the never sufficiently extolled knight Don Quixote of La Mancha, who has commanded me to present myself before your Grace, that your Highness dispose of me at your pleasure'?
And to be sure, if I may be so presumptuous as to offer my poor opinion, there is young Mr Blifil, who, besides that he is come of honest parents, and will be one of the greatest squires all hereabouts
, he is to be sure, in my poor opinion, a more handsomer and a more politer man by half; and besides, he is a young gentleman of a sober character, and who may defy any of the neighbours to say black is his eye; he follows no dirty trollops, nor can any bastards be laid at his door.
There is scarcely any one hereabouts
that does not put his name in their prayers, morning and night
But there is nobody hereabouts
to attach her; and she goes so seldom from home.
I have found the country hereabouts
remarkably pretty; I have seen Mrs.
I once had it in contemplation to spend a month hereabouts
, in sleighing time, for the sake of studying the yeomen of New England, who then elbow each other through the Notch by hundreds, on their way to Portland.
There is a very good living kept for you, I understand, hereabouts
If he was out now dere would not be much of us left hereabouts
," said Hans, lazily.
And take it altogether, now that we have been into most of the houses hereabouts
and can judge, there is not one that we like better than this.