The hunter made no reply; but, bending his ear near the water, he sat holding
his breath, and listening attentively as if to some distant sound.
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Sir Henry did so, holding
it close to the top box, of which the lid, rendered rotten by time even in that dry place, appeared to have been smashed in, probably by Da Silvestra himself.
He could not bring himself to force Griffiths to tell him that he had not been holding
the girl's hand.
that I will drink a whole bottle of rum without taking it from my mouth, sitting outside the window on this spot" (he stooped and pointed to the sloping ledge outside the window) "and without holding
on to anything.
Not content with this, he broke off a stout branch, and, holding
on with one hand and foot, jabbed the infuriated beasts in the sides and whacked them across their noses.
Visits I admit none; and the old woman who keeps my house knows that her place entirely depends upon her saving me all the trouble of buying the things that I want, keeping off all sollicitation or business from me, and holding
her tongue whenever I am within hearing.
Though the rest of her sails were gone, the jib, backed to windward, and the mainsail hauled down flat, were themselves holding
, and holding
her bow to the furious sea as well.
Presently, I found I was holding
to a spar, which helped me somewhat.
The fat old Tatar, Madame Karenina's coachman, was with difficulty holding
one of her pair of grays, chilled with the cold and rearing at the entrance.
Lord Dawlish stood in the doorway of the outhouse, holding
the body of Eustace gingerly by the tail.
The long, long stress of a gale does it; the suspense of the interminably culminating catastrophe; and there is a bodily fatigue in the mere holding
on to existence within the excessive tumult; a searching and insidious fatigue that penetrates deep into a man's breast to cast down and sadden his heart, which is incorrigible, and of all the gifts of the earth -- even before life itself -aspires to peace.