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I see her on that long road under the trees, creeping along, and when a carriage comes she hides under the blackberry vines.
It must be very humiliating to be caught creeping by daylight!
I have watched her sometimes away off in the open country, creeping as fast as a cloud shadow in a high wind.
Injun Joe sprang to his feet, his eyes flaming with passion, snatched up Potter's knife, and went creeping, catlike and stooping, round and round about the combatants, seeking an opportunity.
Soft little hands, too, were creeping over my coat and back, touching even my neck.
The fire had died down to a little heap of glowing embers, which accentuated rather than relieved the darkness that shrouded the interior of the evil-smelling dwelling, yet the trained senses of the ape-man warned him of another presence creeping almost silently toward him through the gloom.
Now a dozen warriors were sent creeping ahead to reconnoiter.
They turned aside from the run-way at a place indicated by Binu Charley, and, sometimes crawling on hands and knees through the damp black muck, at other times creeping and climbing through the tangled undergrowth a dozen feet from the ground, they came to an immense banyan tree, half an acre in extent, that made in the innermost heart of the jungle a denser jungle of its own.
Silence settled down over the old house--the eerie, whisperful, creeping silence of night.
Has he not been creeping up that stalk these three days?
But on this night Saxon did not win to sleep quickly; the little creeping mother came and went; and in the intervals the face of Billy, with the cloud-drifted, sullen, handsome eyes, burned against her eyelids.
Creeping where no life is seen, A rare old plant is the Ivy green.