"Only a shepherd," Gabriel repeated, in a dull cadence of finality.
"He’s a clever man, and ’tis a true comfort for us to have such a shepherd," murmured Joseph Poorgrass, in a soft cadence.
"If I am useless I will go," said Bathsheba, in a flagging cadence.
"I suppose not," said Gabriel bitterly, and going on with his turning, his words rising and falling in a regular swell and cadence as he stooped or rose with the winch, which directed them, according to his position, perpendicularly into the earth, or horizontally along the garden, his eyes being fixed on a leaf upon the ground.
The parson’s words spread into the heavy air with a sad yet unperturbed cadence, and Gabriel shed an honest tear.
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The sound of the waves crashing on the shore had a comforting cadence.