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Uncas, with instinctive quickness, receded, and the three foresters held another of their low, earnest conferences.
That bite paralyzed Karait, and Rikki-tikki was just going to eat him up from the tail, after the custom of his family at dinner, when he remembered that a full meal makes a slow mongoose, and if he wanted all his strength and quickness ready, he must keep himself thin.
Without waiting for an answer--which, indeed, I could hardly have given him, so great was my fright--he seized hold of me, and darted up into the air with the quickness of lightning, and then, with equal swiftness, dropped down towards the earth.
How to get the benefits of organization without its losses, to become strong without losing quickness, to become systematic without losing the dash and dare of earlier days, to develop the working force into an army of high-speed specialists without losing the bird's- eye view of the whole situation,--these are the riddles of the new type, for which the telephonists of the next generation must find the answers.
Dorothea fancied that Don Fernando changed colour and looked as though he meant to take vengeance on Cardenio, for she observed him put his hand to his sword; and the instant the idea struck her, with wonderful quickness she clasped him round the knees, and kissing them and holding him so as to prevent his moving, she said, while her tears continued to flow, "What is it thou wouldst do, my only refuge, in this unforeseen event?
And with amazing quickness, he swung his pike-staff around and knocked Robin's bow clean out of his hand, so that his fingers smarted with pain.
Her gesture, like that of an animal, had a remarkable mechanical precision, the quickness of which seemed wonderful in a woman.
Tantor wheeled around like a cat, hurled Malbihn to the earth and kneeled upon him with the quickness of a cat.
The other snarled aloud into a savage laugh; and the next moment, with extraordinary quickness, he had unlocked the door and disappeared into the house.
He put John from his way, chose a stout knife among the supper things, and with surprising quickness broke into his father's drawer.
Only the diabolical quickness of the Count's leap back saved him.
Ned Land was a Canadian, with an uncommon quickness of hand, and who knew no equal in his dangerous occupation.