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Across the trail from Werper the lion crouched for the spring, when suddenly his attention was attracted toward the horseman.
I never thought of Miss Smith in the whole course of my existencenever paid her any attentions, but as your friend: never cared whether she were dead or alive, but as your friend.
The king hardly paid any attention to her departure, notwithstanding the pretended symptoms of indisposition by which it was accompanied.
He, therefore, took the precaution to place himself against the trunk of a tree, where he leaned for many minutes, and seemed to contemplate the dark and silent mounds of the English works in profound attention.
Even as he commenced his search his attention was suddenly attracted by a noise that he had not at first perceived--the stealthy dip of paddles in the water some distance from the shore, and about opposite the point at which he stood.
An attention to these dangerous practices has produced a very natural alarm in the votaries of free government, of which frequency of elections is the corner-stone; and has led them to seek for some security to liberty, against the danger to which it is exposed.
At these words the public attention became more intense, and all eyes were turned towards the door through which Benedetto was to enter.
Always of a sedate, taciturn disposition, he now fell into so deep a dejection that nothing could hold his attention, yet anything--a footfall, the sudden closing of a door--aroused in him a fitful interest; one might have called it an apprehension.
The yellow men devoted all their attention to me, nor were they long in discovering that the three of them were none too many to defend the armory against John Carter.
While he might have risked a drop from the eaves of the roof he feared to do so lest he attract the attention of passers-by, and probable discovery.
John Dashwood had never been a favourite with any of her husband's family; but she had had no opportunity, till the present, of shewing them with how little attention to the comfort of other people she could act when occasion required it.
He was as much awake to the novelty of attention in that quarter as Elizabeth herself could be, and unconsciously closed his book.