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I say, then, that on hearing our answer the youth turned about and made for the place we pointed out to him, leaving us all charmed with his good looks, and wondering at his question and the haste with which we saw him depart in the direction of the sierra; and after that we saw him no more, until some days afterwards he crossed the path of one of our shepherds, and without saying a word to him, came up to him and gave him several cuffs and kicks, and then turned to the ass with our provisions and took all the bread and cheese it carried, and having done this made off back again into the sierra with extraordinary swiftness.
Wolfert heard the plunge, and a kind of strangling, bubbling murmur, but the darkness of the night hid everything from him, and the swiftness of the current swept everything instantly out of hearing.
Though in reality he was noted among his brother hunters for swiftness of foot, he assured the chief that he was a very bad runner.
Having launched our hero upon the current which was bearing him so rapidly along, she appeared but half-pleased at its swiftness.
George may not have Captain Purnall's catlike swiftness, but he is all an artist to the tips of the broad fingers that play on the shunt-stops.
The lurid swiftness of it all was like a stunning thunder-clap - and, one evening, I found myself weary, heartsore, my brain still dazed and with awe in my heart entering Marseilles by way of the railway station, after many adventures, one more disagreeable than another, involving privations, great exertions, a lot of difficulties with all sorts of people who looked upon me evidently more as a discreditable vagabond deserving the attentions of gendarmes than a respectable (if crazy) young gentleman attended by a guardian angel of his own.
On emerging from the Bastille, Gringoire descended the Rue Saint-Antoine with the swiftness of a runaway horse.
Lady Greystoke had been sitting a little way from the cabin, and when she heard his cry she looked up to see the ape springing with almost incredible swiftness, for so large and awkward an animal, in an effort to head off Clayton.
As though to confirm the words of Aramis, they heard the yelping pack approach with frightful swiftness upon the trail.
He had heard of the swiftness of Ilagin's borzois, and in that beautiful bitch saw a rival to his own Milka.
I was very fond of my work, though, and proud of my swiftness and skill in it.
My friend, I reward you for your swiftness by proclaiming you Prince of Horses, whether of wood or of flesh; and hereafter all other horses--in the Land of Oz, at least--must be considered imitations, and you the real Champion of your race.