At this juncture Lloyd became aware that Cousin Zoe had uncurled herself at his elbow rather like a cat, or a caterpillar. Before he had grasped the appropriate simile she spoke.
~ Based on a True Story
At the head of the column the captain was inspecting the territory below with field-glasses, his neck stretched forward a little as if that would help bring his object into better focus.~ "Skirmish at McKendrick's"
Branches impeded their path, reached out at them like the prickly fingers of silent adversaries surrounding them.
~ "Skirmish at McKendrick's"
She stopped in the doorway and came back. "Oh, Uncle Timothy, I forgot to tell you—cook has given notice."
"I think she said something about 'irregularities.'"
Peggy had a very good vocabulary. What cook had really said was a long speech without stopping for breath about houses where meals were never eaten at the same time twice in a week and had to be warmed over so many times of an evening that they couldn't hardly be called meals at all.