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The square shoulders seemed to alter in shape, and the sturdy figure collapsed among the tall, rank grasses at the foot of the tower.
The next the whole frame collapsed again, and Holmes had gone as quickly as he had come.
Emerson and Lucy set it erect it collapsed with a roar.
Red-Cap, however, quickly fetched great stones with which they filled the wolf's belly, and when he awoke, he wanted to run away, but the stones were so heavy that he collapsed at once, and fell dead.
The gun fired two shells before the frame of the Dexter building collapsed, and each shell raked the Wetterhorn from stem to stern.
There was another terrible crash and something huge collapsed.
But he could not look me in the face, and when he saw that this was what I insisted on he collapsed at my feet and moaned.
The knife arm stiffened ready for the downward plunge, and then La, the woman, collapsed weakly upon the body of the man she loved.
Instantly the big, round head collapsed, almost as a punctured balloon collapses, as a grayish, semi-fluid matter spurted from it.
Wingrave made an effort to drag himself a yard or two towards the bell, but collapsed hopelessly.
When Sheldon came up on the veranda, he found Joan collapsed on the steamer-chair and in tears.
On the day they should have reached the boat, Elijah collapsed utterly.