crouching


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Follow me," and Akut set off in a wide circle about the water hole and the crouching lion.
Presently, still creeping and crouching like a dog, the
Again, in some obscure corner of the church one came in contact with a sort of living chimera, crouching and scowling; it was Quasimodo engaged in thought.
So low she was crouching now that she seemed flattened to the earth except for the upward bend of the glossy back as it gathered for the spring.
Hilbery had accomplished his task, he resumed his crouching position again, and began to toy with the little green stone attached to his watch-chain.
His eyes did not again return to Jane Clayton, and presently he left her, walked over to the remains of Taglat, and crouching down upon his kill with his back toward the girl, proceeded to devour the ape.
For a time there was silence without, such a terrible silence that Tarzan was surprised that he did not hear the breathing of the animal he felt sure must be crouching close to the back wall of his tent.
I looked down and saw him in the main fork of the tree crouching close against the trunk.
And yet, if such a clean, healthy woman as she went in for naked women crouching on her piano, it must be all right.
he shouted his loudest and most belligerent, as he ruffled like a bravo at the gutter-cat beneath him, so that he sent her crouching, with startlement, lower to the floor, her ears wilting rigidly flat and down, her tail lashing, her head turning about the room so that her eyes might penetrate its obscurest corners in quest of the human whose voice had so cried out.
But for some time longer he sat and brooded, the two remaining dogs crouching and trembling at his feet.
The latter, crouching, circled around, and the referee circled with him, thrusting him back and keeping between him and the fallen man.