From “The Raid” (chapter 25) in Watership Down: A Novel by Richard Adams: When several creatures—men or animals—have worked together to overcome something offering resistance and have at last succeeded, there follows often a pause—as though they felt the propriety of paying respect to the adversary who has put up so good a fight. TheContinue reading “as though they felt the propriety of paying respect to the adversary who has put up so good a fight”
Anyone inclined to mockery might have found something to smile at in his appearance. But what is there that people will not smile at? From The Idiot by Fyodor Dostoyevsky.
The general never regretted his early marriage, or regarded it as a foolish youthful escapade; and he so respected and feared his wife that he was very near loving her. From The Idiot by Fyodor Dostoyevsky.