mutter


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Like the Sheriff, he wanted no delay; but the people were beginning to mutter among themselves and move about uneasily.
And this again, that that insurgent horror was knit to him closer than a wife, closer than an eye; lay caged in his flesh, where he heard it mutter and felt it struggle to be born; and at every hour of weakness, and in the confidence of slumber, prevailed against him, and deposed him out of life.
I had uttered prayers, fetish prayers, had prayed as heathens mutter charms when I was in extremity; but now I prayed indeed, plead- ing steadfastly and sanely, face to face with the darkness of God.
No, no, that is too dear," he would mutter under his breath.
Next was seen a stout man, dressed in rich and courtly attire, but not of courtly demeanor; his gait had the swinging motion of a seaman's walk, and chancing to stumble on the staircase, he suddenly grew wrathful, and was heard to mutter an oath.
Some years later, the second mate, the recipient of that almost involuntary mutter, could have told his captain that a man brought up in big ships may yet take a peculiar delight in what we should both then have called a small craft.
If it were not for those two brats," I heard him mutter, glancing savagely at Sylvie and Bruno, who were courteously listening to the Gardener's song, "there would be no difficulty whatever.
Ye know, children," he began, "that of all things ye most fear Man"; and there was a mutter of agreement.
But an hour afterwards, as we stood side by side peering into the darkness, Dominic was heard to mutter through his teeth: "Le metier se gate.
It came with the wind through the silence of the night, a long, deep mutter, then a rising howl, and then the sad moan in which it died away.
Professor Challenger--personal--views-- later," were the solid peaks above his clouds of inaudible mutter.
The youth likewise went his way, and once more began to mutter to himself: 'Ah, if I could but shudder