And just like a child she crept into my bed and into my arms.
But to be stopped on the stairs, to be forced to listen to her trivial, irrelevant gossip, to pestering demands for payment, threats and complaints, and to rack his brains for excuses, to prevaricate, to lie—no, rather than that, he would creep down the stairs like a cat and slip out unseen.
Strangest in this, that so soon as dawn had come, I, who had talked with God, crept out of the house like a rat leaving its hiding place--a creature scarcely larger, an inferior animal, a thing that for any passing whim of our masters might be hunted and killed.
It seemed to have crept like a horrible disease over the wrinkled fingers.
It took my breath away;then I suddenly thought: ‘If he comes and whistles to call me, I shallcreep back to him like a beaten dog.’
It’s enough tosay that he was continually asking himself, why was it that on thatlast night in Fyodor Pavlovitch’s house he had crept out on to thestairs like a thief and listened to hear what his father was doingbelow?
Thick mist immediately began to pour through the portal, drifting lazily across Kelsier's body, pooling on the floor and creeping across the dirt like a hesitant animal.
The sun had crept round the tree as a last effort before death, and then began to sink, the shearers' lower parts becoming steeped in embrowning twilight, whilst their heads and shoulders were still enjoying day, touched with a yellow of self- sustained brilliancy that seemed inherent rather than acquired.
We shall be home by three o'clock or so, and can creep into the parish like lambs."
“So I stayed the great war and married the Khania and became the Khan; but better had it been for me if I had crept into her kitchen as a scullion, than into her chamber as a husband.
Why did it creep into the place thus at dead of night, like a spirit revisiting one beloved?
He would always creep in-shore like some uncomfortable amphibious creature, even when the tide would have sent him fast upon his way; and I always think of him as coming after us in the dark or by the back-water, when our own two boats were breaking the sunset or the moonlight in mid-stream.
Then you make your hair creep up it, like a fruit-tree.