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It was voiced to freeze her poor victims in a paralysis of terror for the tiny fraction of an instant which would suffice for her mighty claws to sink into their soft flesh and hold them beyond hope of escape.
That march may have occupied nine years and eleven months of the ten years that I spent in the inner world, or it may have been accomplished in the fraction of a second--I cannot tell.
The barest fraction of a second before his spring another beast of prey above him leaped, its weird and savage cry mingling with his.
I had perhaps the fraction of a second longer to live when I heard an angry growl behind us mingle with a cry of pain and rage from the giant who carried me.
But the Englishman was close to him--so close that his hand reached the leveled barrel a fraction of a second before the hammer fell upon the cartridge, and the bullet that was intended for Tarzan's heart whirred harmlessly above his head.
He remembered the way she had looked at him, how she had laughed when he narrated Mickey Dolan's mistake in staking the fraction on Skookum Gulch.
But, the succeeding fraction of a moment, so that Jerry, leaping, missed even the shadow of it, the mainsail, with a second crash of blocks on traveller, had swung across and filled on the other tack.
The gutter-cat prepared and sprang with sudden decision, landing where Cocky had perched the fraction of a second before.
Their right hands extended and for a fraction of an instant met in a perfunctory shake.
We must communicate with you through a stammering intelligence in that small fraction of our language that you yourselves can speak.
Captain Jim is never late by the fraction of a second," said Leslie.
She did not remember the precise sum, but it appeared that the Gemman had worked it out to the fraction of a farthing.