Rachel Lynde lived just where the Avonlea main road
dipped down into a little hollow, fringed with alders and ladies' eardrops and traversed by a brook that had its source away back in the woods of the old Cuthbert place; it was reputed to be an intricate, headlong brook in its earlier course through those woods, with dark secrets of pool and cascade; but by the time it reached Lynde's Hollow it was a quiet, well-conducted little stream, for not even a brook could run past Mrs.
They trudged onward now, at a quicker pace, resolving to keep the main road
, and go wherever it might lead them.
Tom and his father arrived in town from Berkshire the day before, and finding, on inquiry, that the Birmingham coaches which ran from the city did not pass through Rugby, but deposited their passengers at Dunchurch, a village three miles distant on the main road
, where said passengers had to wait for the Oxford and Leicester coach in the evening, or to take a post-chaise, had resolved that Tom should travel down by the Tally-ho, which diverged from the main road
and passed through Rugby itself.
Here they took the main road
again and proceeded pleasantly through the pretty farming country.
For the main road
was a boiling stream of people, a tor- rent of human beings rushing northward, one pressing on another.
Hewet stepped off the road on to one of these, in order to avoid the hardness and heat of the main road
, the dust of which was always being raised in small clouds by carts and ramshackle flies which carried parties of festive peasants, or turkeys swelling unevenly like a bundle of air balls beneath a net, or the brass bedstead and black wooden boxes of some newly wedded pair.
The village being small he had little difficulty in finding Mrs Durbeyfield's tenement, which was a house in a walled garden, remote from the main road
, where she had stowed away her clumsy old furniture as best she could.
As soon as Pinocchio no longer felt the shameful weight of the dog collar around his neck, he started to run across the fields and meadows, and never stopped till he came to the main road
that was to take him to the Fairy's house.
Anxious to separate herself from them as far as she could, she soon afterwards took possession of a narrow footpath, a little raised on one side of the lane, leaving them together in the main road
. But she had not been there two minutes when she found that Harriet's habits of dependence and imitation were bringing her up too, and that, in short, they would both be soon after her.
The poor gentleman had been tracked, by his horses shoes (which were peculiar), to a spot about three miles to the east of the borough, on the main road
leading to the city.
And he took the Sheriff's horse by the bridle rein, and led him through the lane and by many a thicket till the main road
I found myself in a country that was quite new to me, and dared not return to the main road
lest I should again fall into the hands of the robbers.