crouching


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At last I gave up, crouching in the secure fork of a tree.
He was now swimming parallel to the bank and there he saw the cruel beast that would have seized him crouching upon the still form of his little playmate.
So, with the cunning of a madman, I backed into the far corner of my cell when next I heard him approaching and gathering a little slack of the great chain which held me in my hand I waited his coming, crouching like some beast of prey.
It was a human figure--that of a man crouching close in the corner.
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.
I struggled to my feet at last, and, crouching and making use of every chance of cover, I made a run for this.