1 Her eyelids were closed, and she lay still as death.
2 There were some things worse than even starving to death.
3 All this she had said without a quiver; she lay still as death, not an eyelid moving.
4 Half an hour later he had been violently attacked, knocked down, and almost choked to death.
5 He told them cruel stories of people who had been done to death in this "buying a home" swindle.
6 They could not even cry out beneath it; but anguish would seize them, more dreadful than the agony of death.
7 During this time that Jurgis was looking for work occurred the death of little Kristoforas, one of the children of Teta Elzbieta.
8 He had faced difficulties before, but they had been child's play; now there was a death struggle, and all the furies were unchained within him.
9 In these chutes the stream of animals was continuous; it was quite uncanny to watch them, pressing on to their fate, all unsuspicious a very river of death.
10 It was of no use for them to try to deceive him; he knew as much about the situation as they did, and he knew that the family might literally starve to death.
11 There were the men in the pickle rooms, for instance, where old Antanas had gotten his death; scarce a one of these that had not some spot of horror on his person.
12 It was an agonizing moment, but she sat in the chair, her hands clenched like death, and made a fearful effort, summoning all her powers, and gasped out her purpose.
13 This government inspector did not have the manner of a man who was worked to death; he was apparently not haunted by a fear that the hog might get by him before he had finished his testing.
14 Grandmother Majauszkiene had lived in the midst of misfortune so long that it had come to be her element, and she talked about starvation, sickness, and death as other people might about weddings and holidays.
15 There could be no trifling in a case like this, it was a matter of life and death; little Stanislovas could not be expected to realize that he might a great deal better freeze in the snowdrift than lose his job at the lard machine.
16 Elzbieta was out begging now, a few pennies from each of the neighbors, to get enough to pay for a mass for her; and the children were upstairs starving to death, while he, good-for-nothing rascal, had been spending their money on drink.
17 Sometimes Jurgis would be working until late at night, and then it was pitiful, for there was no place for the little fellow to wait, save in the doorways or in a corner of the killing beds, and he would all but fall asleep there, and freeze to death.
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