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The hungry man gnawed one of his fingers as he looked at the other three, and his finger quivered with the craving that was on him.
His loom, as he wrought in it without ceasing, had in its turn wrought on him, and confirmed more and more the monotonous craving for its monotonous response.
It was on the day after the impi had left that Masilo came to the kraal Duguza, craving leave to speak with the king.
To me it was one prolonged divine event, and, with such daily intercourse with Nicolete, I never dreamed of craving for any other excitement.
A tremor shook her, and she felt a craving for some solitary hiding-place in which to await the summons.
This craving drove him to draw near to the inn, still undecided whether to go in or not, and as he was hesitating there came out two persons who at once recognised him, and said one to the other:
Nay, my lord, craving your pardon, but we are accustomed to have grace before meat," said Robin decorously.
And so Paulvitch encouraged the boy to come and see him often, and always he played upon the lad's craving for tales of the savage world with which Paulvitch was all too familiar.
I shall test him with his present craving and see how it will work out, then I shall know more.
He questioned me with interest about our excursions on shore, and our hunting; and seemed not to understand the craving for meat that possessed the Canadian.
I would go out into the streets to fight with my delusion, and prowling women would mew after me; furtive, craving men glance jealously at me; weary, pale workers go coughing by me with tired eyes and eager paces, like wounded deer dripping blood; old people, bent and dull, pass murmuring to themselves; and, all unheeding, a ragged tail of gibing children.
All that time I felt a vague, a growing craving to look once more on whatever remained of the little life that seemed so happy and bright in my past.