By dint of alternate threats, promises, and bribes, the lady in question was ultimately prevailed upon to undertake the commission.
’Fagin,’ said Sikes, abruptly breaking the stillness that prevailed; ’is it worth fifty shiners extra, if it’s safely done from the outside?’
At length, a low cry of pain broke the stillness that prevailed; and uttering it, the boy awoke.
Still, the same quiet life went on at the little cottage, and the same cheerful serenity prevailed among its inmates.
Notwithstanding all this, when the hurry of the first half-hour was over, the same silence and constraint prevailed that had marked their journey down.
Dressed with the utmost nicety and precision, in a quaint mixture of by-gone costume, with some slight concessions to the prevailing taste, which rather served to point the old style pleasantly than to impair its effect, she sat, in a stately manner, with her hands folded on the table before her.