If she read that the heroine of the novel was nursing a sick man, she longed to move with noiseless
steps about the room of a sick man; if she read of a member of Parliament making a speech, she longed to be delivering the speech; if she read of how Lady Mary had ridden after the hounds, and had provoked her sister-in-law, and had surprised everyone by her boldness, she too wished to be doing the same.
And ever the road seemed to rise under the noses of the snorting mares, filling the air with noiseless
flight, drifting down the breeze in clouds of brown and yellow soft-flaked as snow, and piling in mounds against the fences, ever driven to float helplessly on the irrigation ditches along the roadside.
It was done in a moment, in a noiseless
, supple, cat-like way, which a little startled me, I own.
There are faces too--faces dark, truculent, and smiling; the frank audacious faces of men barefooted, well armed and noiseless
God only knows where his noiseless
feet took him to that night, here and there, and back again without pause or rest.
Each man departed with the noiseless and quick step peculiar to the race, until all had assumed their allotted stations, with the exception of two chosen warriors, who remained nigh the person of their leader.
But the advance of the wily snake itself is not more certain or noiseless than was his approach.
Still the motion with which Mahtoree again raised himself to his knees was so noiseless and guarded, that even a vigilant observer might have hesitated to believe he stirred.
But his factory is a secret place, his work is noiseless
, and his Hands are mutes.
Belated wanderers upon the mountains spoke of gangs of armed men, masked, stealthy, and noiseless
, who flitted by them in the darkness.
Yes, she had drawn up the blind to admit the light when it should be dawn, and there, between the foot of the bed and the dark casement, it crouched and slunk along, groping its way with noiseless hands, and stealing round the bed.
The steps creaked beneath its noiseless tread, and it was gone.