Exercise # 4 on Compound Main Clauses
1.) The snow was falling fast: a keen hurricane blew from the north:
it was bitter as death on the plains.
2.) The woman and the child stood speechless with joy and fear:
Patrasche vainly spent the fury of his anguish against the iron-bound
oak of the barred house-door.
3.) The miller pressed her in his arms: his hard, sun-burned face
was very pale and his mouth trembled.
4.) Her father bent his head gravely: "Ay, ay: let the dog have the
best;" for the stern old man was
moved and shaken to his heart's depths.
5.) Snow had fallen freshly all the evening long; it was now nearly ten;
the trail of the boy's footsteps was almost obliterated.