So the Nightingale pressed closer
against the thorn, and the thorn touched her heart, and a fierce pang of pain shot through her.
behind him sounded the roar of the hunting banth.
Presently it became evident that the attackers were circling their position, drawing closer
in as they began to realize the paltry numbers of the party which opposed them.
Struck in mid-air, a trifle of a flying machine, all its delicate gears tangled and disrupted, Cocky fell to the floor in a shower of white feathers, which, like snowflakes, eddied slowly down after, and after the plummet-like descent of the cat, so that some of them came to rest on her back, startling her tense nerves with their gentle impact and making her crouch closer
while she shot a swift glance around and overhead for any danger that might threaten.
With the coming of night in the mid-afternoon, the cries sounded closer
as the pursuers drew in according to their custom; and the dogs grew excited and frightened, and were guilty of panics that tangled the traces and further depressed the two men.
The boys shouted at the plaintive tone in which Rose repeated the words that offended her, and Will vainly endeavoured to explain that he only meant to tell her to wrap her cloak closer
, and tie a veil over the tempest-tossed feathers in her hat.
Try as I might to repel it, there was one foreboding thought that pressed closer
on my mind as the interval of waiting wore its weary way on.
For more than ten years an interminable lawsuit coiled itself closer
round the place, sequestering it from human habitation, and even from human approach.
For a few minutes the young ape-man watched Taug press closer
Then he wrapped her round in his own ulster and drew her closer
to the fire.
My natural fondness for the music which she played with such tender feeling, such delicate womanly taste, and her natural enjoyment of giving me back, by the practice of her art, the pleasure which I had offered to her by the practice of mine, only wove another tie which drew us closer
to one another.
The old gentleman smiled good-humouredly as he drew his chair forward--the remainder of the party drew their chairs closer
together, especially Mr.