He watched it with that strange interest in trivial things that we try to develop when things of high import make us afraid
, or when we are stirred by some new emotion for which we cannot find expression, or when some thought that terrifies us lays sudden siege to the brain and calls on us to yield.
She knew as well as I did that if there is one thing in the world the elephant is more afraid
of than another it is a little barking dog.
It is very uncomfortable, I am afraid
I shall be summoned.
That is the wonderful thing about it, but I am afraid
you don't understand the poetry of life.
Here she suddenly paused, afraid
of what she had just said.
I heard her voice gain strength as she read it, I saw her timid face take courage, but when came my evil day, then at the dawning, alas for me, I was afraid
Maimie admired him more than ever for being afraid
of nothing but their ayah, when there were so many unknown terrors to fear, and she said aloud, "Tony, I shall race you to the gate," and in a whisper, "Then you can hide," and off they ran.
Monty," he said, "you aren't afraid
to come with me?
What I am afraid
of is being saddled with some rotten home duty.
Nothing," she answered; "I'm afraid
of him, that's all
Moreover, he was afraid
of his wife, afraid
of a policeman, afraid
of physical violence, and lived in constant dread of burglars.
Nothing can possibly have frightened him," she replied; "I am afraid
he is in bad health.