He heard it creak, and then the sound of a small voice
came to him.
"And a spirit passed before my face, and I heard a small voice
, and the hair of my flesh stood up."
At last, as it were from his inmost heart, a still, small voice
seemed to breathe forth the words of the publican, "God be merciful to me a sinner!" He repeated them over and over, clinging to them as for his life, and rose from his knees comforted and humbled, and ready to face the whole world.
It was not badly named in one respect, being in truth a particularly little Bethel--a Bethel of the smallest dimensions-- with a small number of small pews, and a small pulpit, in which a small gentleman (by trade a Shoemaker, and by calling a Divine) was delivering in a by no means small voice
, a by no means small sermon, judging of its dimensions by the condition of his audience, which, if their gross amount were but small, comprised a still smaller number of hearers, as the majority were slumbering.
During these few steps he once more mentally revolted, and once more, and this time finally, laid down his arms: a still, small voice
in his bosom having informed him authentically of a piece of news; that he was afraid of Alexander.
"Was pretty good fight, wa'n't it?" he began in a small voice
, and then he achieved the forti- tude to continue.
Nor can I quite close my ears to a small voice
of pride which tells me I did not do so badly, all things considered.
"I think it's forty-two," said a small voice
over-side, and there was a roar of laughter as another voice answered, "Then my luck's turned fer onct, 'caze I'm forty-five, though I be stung outer all shape."
As she glanced from the table to the fireplace, where the smallest of all possible kettles was singing a small song in a small voice
, her inward satisfaction evidently increased,--so much so, indeed, that Mrs.
"You told me," she said, in a very small voice
, "that my place was beside the man I loved," and she turned her eyes toward Korak all filled with the wonderful light that no other man had yet seen in them, and that none other ever would.
And an extremely small voice
, close to her ear, said, 'You might make a joke on that--something about "horse" and "hoarse," you know.'
"I hear a voice," says Chadband; "is it a still small voice
, my friends?