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Far from the Madding Crowd

By: Thomas Hardy

...e rising sun. His Christian name was Gabriel, and on working days he was a young man of sound judgement, easy motions, proper dress, and general good ... ...ar well, which Oak did not. He had just reached the time of life at which ‘young’ is ceasing to be the prefix of ‘man’ in speaking of one. He was at th... ...usehold goods and window plants, and on the apex of the whole sat a woman, young and attractive. Gabriel had not beheld the sight for more than half a... ...he said, stepping forward and handing twopence to the gatekeeper; ‘let the young woman pass.’ He looked up at her then; she heard his words, and looke... ...lessly down, covered half the floor of this little habitation, and here the young man stretched himself along, loosened his woollen cravat, and closed ... ...ing the light sky, must have been visible for miles around as a glistening Cy THE SHEEP WASHING—THE OFFER 107 clops’ eye in a green face. The grass ...

... extending upon his countenance like the rays in a rudimentary sketch of the rising sun. His Christian name was Gabriel, and on working days he was a young man of sound judgement, easy motions, proper dress, and general good character. On Sundays he was a man of misty views, rather given to postponing, and hampered by his best clothes and umbrella: upon the whole, one who ...

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Moby-Dick or the Whale

By: Herman Melville

...way of reaching that place would offer, till the following Monday. As most young candidates for the pains and penalties of whaling stop at this same N... ...sses of shades and shadows, that at first you almost thought some ambitious young artist, in the time of the New England hags, had endeavored to deline... ...may gulph down for a shilling. Upon entering the place I found a number of young seamen gathered about a table, examining by a dim light divers specim... ... meat and potatoes, but dumplings; good heavens! dumplings for supper! One young fellow in a green box coat, addressed himself to these dumplings in a... ...e marked, as if a parcel of dark green frogs were running up the trunks of young palms. It was now quite plain that he must be some abominable savage ... ...r reach new distances, and discover sights more sweet and strange than any Cy clades or Islands of King Solomon, then there were promise in the voyag...

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