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The cubs heard him, and, thinking that it was their mother who returned, began to whine and purr for food.
Then, with a quick low whine, Wolf sprang after him, overtook him, caught his hand between his teeth with reluctant tenderness, and strove gently to make him pause.
He sprang to his feet with a whine, and then, struck by a new idea, turned his attention to Madge.
He ate his food, and he killed his rats for the next three weeks, and when he began to whine I had only to say "Stanley--Kasauli; Kasauli--Stanley," to wake him up.
Tarzan and Numa heard her coming, for she voiced a plaintive and questioning whine as the baffling mixture of odors aroused her curiosity and her fears, for lions, however terrible they may appear, are often timid animals and Sabor, being of the gentler sex, was, naturally, habitually inquisitive as well.
Suddenly the lioness gave vent to another little whine, at which Tarzan's lion voiced a terrific roar and leaped forward straight toward the beast of the black mane.
Dogs asleep in the sun often whined and barked, but they were unable to tell what they saw that made them whine and bark.
wailed Button-Bright again; and Toto began to whine dismally, as if he didn't want to be soup, either.
When I started to leave, he dropped back into his whine.
Quicker, however, than the breeze, the withered, sallow arms of the beggars were thrust in, accompanied by the eternal whine of "Miserabili, miserabili, excellenza
Buck simply smothered him by virtue of superior weight, and cut him up till he ceased snapping and began to whine for mercy.
Be ready to mind the signal, when you hear a whine from old Hector.