Her friend was sitting by the window,--waiting,--not for her; and when she went in to her, it was silently, with no mention of her errand or her love-gift.
Besides, these nomads were fully conscious of their bitter lot; and those who fled not in space fled at least in their dreams,--waiting for death at last to introduce them to inexhaustible hunting-grounds in their happy Elysium.
'--Mehrman Singh and his gun.--The Banturs, a jungle tribe of wood-cutters.--Their habits.--A village feast.--We beat for deer.--Habits of the spotted deer.--Waiting for the game.
It burnt deep into the hearts of men, it and the like of it; suppressed fire flashed in the eyes of men, as they thought of it,--waiting their day!
But in the midst grows silently the century-plant of the soul, absorbing to itself hourly that which feeds the beauty of the lily and the radiance of the leaf,--waiting only for the hundred years of its shrouding to be over!
You will always think of me so,--waiting for you--somehow, somewhere.
The footmen stood waiting by the open door, the horses champed their bits, the green of the park was dark, and a group of kissing girls moved about the loggia, wheels grated on the gravel ... all were gone!
Have the agent send it in care of whatever train they might be on and get an answer, then come back as quick as possible --waiting is agony!"
Springs of comfort strangely springing Through the bitter wells of woe, Founts of hidden gladness, bringing Joy that earth can ne'er bestow Illustration: The Welcome to the King Midst the darkness, storm, and sorrow One bright gleam I see, Well I know the blessed morrow Christ will come for me Midst the light and peace and glory Of the Fathers home, Christ for me is watching, waiting-- Waiting till I come Long the blessed Guide has led me By the desert road; Now I see the golden towers-- City of my God.
As soon, Madam--as soon--as--as soon as your uncle--or--not waiting---- Thou wouldest tell me, I suppose--I know what thou wouldest tell me--But thinkest thou, that marriage will satisfy for a guilt like thine?
I am too poor to marry, and I am heartsick at the prospect of waiting"-- "With the chance of another rupture."
I saw some one sitting in the hall as if waiting,--a woman, a girl, a black-shrouded figure, with a thick veil over her face; and asked myself who she was, and what she wanted there.
Don't keep that boy waiting,--how do we know what messages he has got to carry?
I'd a heap rather stay here with you, but--" he glanced from Johnnie and Uncle Pros down to the men in their attitude of anxious waiting--"I reckon I'll have to go."
Waitingly, "Your father, "JULIUS PERCIVAL."
We are watching and waiting,--may we watch and wait in vain!
The traveller upon this pulled up his horse with an air of great coolness; and, looking upon Conrad, said something, which, as the robber since says, he verily believes was--"That he hoped he had not kept him waiting!"--or words to that purpose; but he was too busy at the time to pay much attention to discourse. "
For years her faith was proved by her works; her daily example in the household, her watchings and waitings by the bedside of her helpless husband--poverty, sickness, perplexities of every sort, but made her hope the brighter, her hold the firmer.
"I've been waiting"--she said--"I didn't know it until lately.
Outside the gate a couple of forest-ponies were waiting,--stout, lively, five-year-olds, equal, if not to a two-forty heat, yet to twenty miles of steady trot without distress,--brown and sleek as you please, with the knowingest eyes, and intelligence expressed in the impatient stamp of the fore-foot, and good-humor in the twitching of the ear.
I am waiting.--VIOLET."
And when it comes to waiting,--you should have named me Patience, sir!"
But she looked straight ahead,--waiting.
The fact is notorious, that medical inspection of recruits, on enlistment, has been, as a rule, most imperfectly executed; and the city of Washington is constantly thronged with invalids awaiting their discharge-papers, who at the time of their enlistment were physically unfit for service."