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Then she caught sight of a cat trying to get at a dish of prawns on the kitchen table, and with a dexterous gesture and a lively volley of abuse flung a book at its scampering tail.
I love company," she finished, scampering up the stairs and throwing her door wide open.
There are buffaloes playing their pranks, at no great distance--That sound beats the earth like a herd of the mad scampering devils
It was very pretty travelling thus, at a rapid pace along the heights of the mountain in a keen wind, to look down into a valley full of light and softness; catching glimpses, through the tree- tops, of scattered cabins; children running to the doors; dogs bursting out to bark, whom we could see without hearing: terrified pigs scampering homewards; families sitting out in their rude gardens; cows gazing upward with a stupid indifference; men in their shirt-sleeves looking on at their unfinished houses, planning out to-morrow's work; and we riding onward, high above them, like a whirlwind.
The boards creaked beneath their tread, as if resenting the unaccustomed intrusion; nimble spiders, paralysed by the taper's glare, checked the motion of their hundred legs upon the wall, or dropped like lifeless things upon the ground; the death-watch ticked; and the scampering feet of rats and mice rattled behind the wainscot.
It appeared, on their drawing up at the family gate, that to try Wilfer's was a thing more easily projected than done, on account of the extreme difficulty of getting into that establishment; three pulls at the bell producing no external result; though each was attended by audible sounds of scampering and rushing within.
These were often the commencement of a little village: and after an interval came a wheelwright's shed or perhaps a blacksmith's forge; then a thriving farm with sleepy cows lying about the yard, and horses peering over the low wall and scampering away when harnessed horses passed upon the road, as though in triumph at their freedom.
When he was scampering around it triggered the alarm and the police came out.
Secondly, the few brave souls I see scampering into the sea on Boxing Day spend a few minutes up to their knees and then scamper out again.
But harte had other ideas and three minutes later his pass sent substitute Gary Madine scampering through to header home.
Scampering Fire crews took several hours to bring the blaze under control and police closed roads around the scene.
It's better to laud the quick - thinking Babineaux, who dragged down Romo from behind when he QB looked set to turn from zero to hero by scampering in for a TD.