At the next moment he resumed his quiet and reclining attitude
against the post.
I did not catch what was going on at first, and was, therefore, extremely surprised at noticing George hurriedly smooth out his trousers, ruffle up his hair, and stick his cap on in a rakish manner at the back of his head, and then, assuming an expression of mingled affability and sadness, sit down in a graceful attitude
, and try to hide his feet.
She would go and fawn upon him slavelike--for this would have to be her attitude
, of course--and maybe she would find that time had modified him, and that he would be glad to see his long-forgotten old nurse and treat her gently.
'He's an Anglo-Saxon Messenger-- and those are Anglo-Saxon attitudes
. He only does them when he's happy.
That it denoted jealousy I could not say, and yet, judging all things by mundane standards as I still did, I felt it safer to affect indifference in the matter until I learned more surely Sola's attitude
toward the object of my solicitude.
There was a certain rude, though chivalrous grandeur in the act; and it marked not only the beginning of a lifelong devotion and loyalty on the part of Shandy toward his young master, but was prophetic of the attitude
which Norman of Torn was to inspire in all the men who served him during the long years that saw thousands pass the barbicans of Torn to crave a position beneath his grim banner.
Von Horn had attempted to sound the girl that he might, if possible, discover her attitude
toward the work in which her father and he were engaged.
Something in the attitude
made the intruders halt when they had barely passed the threshold.
While within the influence of the lingering sunbeams, her attitude
seemed indicative of joy -- but sorrow deformed it as she passed within the shade.
It isn't that she is naked and stretched out on a bed--no, it is the attitude
of one of her arms and hand.
Smiling unnaturally and muttering to himself, he first sat down on the sofa in an attitude
of despair, then rose, went to the door of the reception room and peeped through the crack, returned flourishing his arms, and took up a book.
"Look here," he said, with an attempt at good-humour, "you can at least abandon the official attitude
for a moment with me.