I pictured their lives, troubled by no untoward adventure, honest, decent, and, by reason of those two upstanding
, pleasant children, so obviously destined to carry on the normal traditions of their race and station, not without significance.
The clay pipe smoked utterly out, the old black, by aid of the crutch, with amazing celerity raised himself upstanding
on his one leg and hobbled, with his hippity-hop, to the beach.
The tide had turned, and the fierce ebb, running in the teeth of a fiercer wind, kicked up a stiff, upstanding
Had that wit been all of the arrogant, upstanding
Van Horn, and had it gone out as the flickering flame of a splinter of wood goes out when it is quite burnt to a powder-fluff of ash?
"See those fine, upstanding
men swinging along the broad avenue?
I can tell you he was all right, too,--a fine, upstanding
young fellow, and as bright as they make em.
It had been caught in an air-surf that beat upward hundreds of feet where the fresh west wind smote the upstanding
wall of the grove.
Impatiently he awaited the coming of the man he sought and at last he was rewarded by the reappearance of the aide who had been dispatched to fetch him accompanied by an officer of medium size with fierce, upstanding
After that, and always, he looked upon the face of nature with a more seeing eye, learning a delight of his own in surveying the serried ranks of the upstanding
ranges, and in slow contemplation of the purple summer mists that haunted the languid creases of the distant hills.
For an instant Tantor, the elephant, paused with upraised trunk and tail, with great ears up-pricked, and then he swung on along the trail at a rapid, shuffling pace--straight toward the covered pit with its sharpened stakes upstanding
in the ground.
Each gentleman looked in his neighbour's face, and then transferred his glance to the upstanding
rods of bamboo which made the walls were pale yellow, the sloping rods that made the roof were of darker red or brown, otherwise the long house was a thing of repetition and monotony.