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And thus when Liza entered, holding Nana, the nursery seemed quite its old self, very dark, and you would have sworn you heard its three wicked inmates breathing angelically as they slept.
Nana knew that kind of breathing, and she tried to drag herself out of Liza's clutches.
But it was now ten minutes since three scoundrels had been breathing behind the curtains, and Peter Pan can do a great deal in ten minutes.
Ned, too, finally succumbed to the overpowering weariness of the first day of travel, and he, too, slept, though it was an uneasy slumber, disturbed by a feeling as though some one were holding a heavy black quilt over his head, preventing him from breathing.
He listened and could tell by the continued heavy and regular breathing of his chum that Tom was still asleep.
The cold, that smote to my marrow, and the pain I felt in breathing, overcame me.
There lies antique beauty, not corpse-like even in death, but arrested in the complete contentment of its sensuous perfection: and here stands beauty in its breathing life, with the consciousness of Christian centuries in its bosom.
Breathing is intermediate between the two: we normally breathe without the help of the will, but we can alter or stop our breathing if we choose.
Jasper's breathing was so remarkably short'--thus discreetly does Mr.
Jasper's steadiness of face and figure becomes so marvellous that his breathing seems to have stopped.
There was no need to think them dead, for their stertorous breathing and the acrid smell of laudanum in the room left no doubt as to their condition.
The maids were still breathing, but more restlessly, and I fancied that the narcotic was wearing off.