1 He released the tick and put him on the long flat desk.
2 Then they waited in silence for what seemed a long time.
3 A long, lingering, colossal sigh followed, and his heart broke.
4 Tom's army won a great victory, after a long and hard-fought battle.
5 The doctor murmured inarticulately, gave a long gasp or two and was still.
6 He sat long with his elbows on his knees and his chin in his hands, meditating.
7 No, he would be a soldier, and return after long years, all war-worn and illustrious.
8 But the elastic heart of youth cannot be compressed into one constrained shape long at a time.
9 After a long time he slowly and sadly changed his position, and took up this object with a sigh.
10 Pap used to sleep there, sometimes, 'long with the hogs, but laws bless you, he just lifts things when he snores.'
11 She had thought that of course Tom had deserted long ago, and she wondered at seeing him place himself in her power again in this intrepid way.
12 Nudges and winks and whispers traversed the room, but Tom sat still, with his arms upon the long, low desk before him, and seemed to study his book.
13 He was eating an apple, and giving a long, melodious whoop, at intervals, followed by a deep-toned ding-dong-dong, ding-dong-dong, for he was personating a steamboat.
14 Tom was about to take refuge in a lie, when he saw two long tails of yellow hair hanging down a back that he recognized by the electric sympathy of love; and by that form was the only vacant place on the girls' side of the school-house.
15 Not long after, as Tom, all undressed for bed, was surveying his drenched garments by the light of a tallow dip, Sid woke up; but if he had any dim idea of making any "references to allusions," he thought better of it and held his peace, for there was danger in Tom's eye.
16 So she sat down to cry again and upbraid herself; and by this time the scholars began to gather again, and she had to hide her griefs and still her broken heart and take up the cross of a long, dreary, aching afternoon, with none among the strangers about her to exchange sorrows with.
17 Only the older pupils managed to keep their tickets and stick to their tedious work long enough to get a Bible, and so the delivery of one of these prizes was a rare and noteworthy circumstance; the successful pupil was so great and conspicuous for that day that on the spot every scholar's heart was fired with a fresh ambition that often lasted a couple of weeks.
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