But as my tale drew it its end I saw that he listened ill, as a man listens who has a weightier matter pressing on his heart, and before it was well done he broke in:--
They listened, but the task was long, for the men dwelt far apart, and some of them were away with the regiments.
, she bowed, and she smiled--and, sometimes, she answered; but it was evidently without meaning or interest, until, wearied with his fruitless efforts to make an impression, and perhaps with a hope of exciting a little jealousy, he turned his attention to her more lively companion.
He felt glad, turned down his coat-collar and listened with strained attention, but in spite of all his efforts nothing could be heard but the wind whistling between the shafts, the flapping of the kerchief, and the snow pelting against the frame of the sledge.
Vasili Andreevich turned back the collar of his coat and listened attentively.
at the window attentively before I ventured on taking my lantern out of my coatpocket.
Then as he changed, the tales he listened
to changed too.
he thought, as he listened to the celebrated doctor's chatter about his daughter's symptoms.
The celebrated doctor listened to him, and in the middle of his sentence looked at his big gold watch.
Nervous and frightened, at the same time fascinated, Saxon hemstitched a linen handkerchief intended for Billy and listened to Mercedes' wild flow of speech.
And thereafter Saxon listened, in a maze, to what almost seemed a wild farrago, save that the strange meaningless phrases were fraught with dim, mysterious significance.
Though the encampment contained many an eye that was long unclosed, and many an ear that listened
greedily to catch the faintest evidence of any new alarm, it lay in deep quiet during the remainder of the night.