She swallowed, her unsteady breathing plainly revealing her angst. “
No change of circumstances, however extraordinary, could affect the one great anxiety which weighed on my mind while I was away from London.
Usually it is the wife of the man whose position is superior, if they both work for the same concern.
Angela's face was a picture of despair, for the horror of her situation was only by degrees coming to her, and she said, seeing him so moody and despondent: "Eugene, don't you think you can get over this?
he cried in dismay.
“So far as your efforts are directed towards the suppression of crime, sir, they must have the support of every reasonable member of the community, though I cannot doubt that the official machinery is amply sufficient for the purpose.
At last I saw the figure of Hans as if enveloped in the huge halo of burning blaze, and no other sense remained to me but that sinister dread which the condemned victim may be supposed to feel when led to the mouth of a cannon, at the supreme moment when the shot is fired and his limbs are dispersed into empty space.
“I disengaged myself with great difficulty from such a heap of corpses, and made a shift to crawl to a large orange tree that stood on the bank of a neighboring rivulet, where I fell down exhausted with fatigue, and overwhelmed with horror, despair, and hunger.
Spliced and diced, a gangly mass of tics and jitters that could barely feel his own skin, somehow he managed to be—Charming.
When I saw the big, black head, my self-pity quickly turned to panic-stricken fear.
Nor hook nor talon then should scare me more.”—.
Sarene's narrowed her eyes with suspicion.
I do not know what they knew of the things happening beyond the hill, nor do I know if the silent houses I passed on my way were sleeping securely, or deserted and empty, or harassed and watching against the terror of the night.
“No,” Helga answered slowly, tingling with unease at once again encountering the name. “
Finding that the afternoon coach was gone, and finding that his uneasiness grew into positive alarm, as obstacles came in his way, he resolved to follow in a post-chaise.
The uniformity of his stationary life naturally corrupts the courage of his mind, and makes him regard, with abhorrence, the irregular, uncertain, and adventurous life of a soldier.
Government troops caught the leader of the "White Lotus" agitation, but he succeeded in escaping.
Choice food may be an object of aversion and disgust to a sick person; vile food would be an abomination.
Like the leaf, That bows its lithe top till the blast is blown; By its own virtue rear’d then stands aloof; So I, the whilst she said, awe-stricken bow’d.