The grim warriors around sat like statues; each muffled in his robe, with his fierce eyes bent on the intruders
. The latter felt they were in a perilous predicament.
D'Artagnan looked at Athos to know if he ought to reply to this intruder
who thus mixed unmasked in their conversation.
He had expected no such rash action upon the part of either of the intruders
. Akut was equally surprised.
He was quite alone, and so absorbed that he did not notice the intruder
I am by no means naturally nervous, and the very few glasses of Lafitte which I had sipped served to embolden me no little, so that I felt nothing of trepidation, but merely uplifted my eyes with a leisurely movement, and looked carefully around the room for the intruder. I could not, however, perceive any one at all.
This language was rather more than I could bear, even from an angel; so, plucking up courage, I seized a salt-cellar which lay within reach, and hurled it at the head of the intruder. Either he dodged, however, or my aim was inaccurate; for all I accomplished was the demolition of the crystal which protected the dial of the clock upon the mantel-piece.
Before he knew what he was doing, he had slashed the intruder
twice and sprung clear.
Barbicane and his colleagues devoured with their eyes the intruder
who had so boldly placed himself in antagonism to their enterprise.
So radical was the change in him that he seemed almost an intruder
in the house.
And still the King slept on, or mourned the vanity of his might and his power, while the thin-lipped intruder
put the impress of his cold and implacable spirit upon the sky and sea.
It made him nervous to feel himself an intruder
; but he had learned to hide his feelings, and they found him quiet and unobtrusive.
As soon as anyone entered she got up quickly, changed her position and expression, and picked up a book or some sewing, evidently waiting impatiently for the intruder