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I was so identified with my secret double that I did not even mention the fact in those scanty, fearful whispers we exchanged.
The time had come to ex- change our last whispers, for neither of us was ever to hear each other's natural voice.
he heard one of the servants say in a frightened whisper.
Anna Mikhaylovna looked attentively at the sick man's eyes, trying to guess what he wanted; she pointed first to Pierre, then to some drink, then named Prince Vasili in an inquiring whisper, then pointed to the quilt.
He said, in a hoarse whisper, "Write me down the name of the church--there.
I lay motionless, and, after what seemed a long time of waiting, a little far-away voice said in a cautious whisper, "Irene
At the other door there was the sound of steps, and the nurse in a scared whisper said, "He's coming," and gave Anna her hat.
After delivering himself thus in a stern whisper, strained almost to extinction, he drove on, ruminating solemnly.
It's done in a minute,' said Sikes, in the same low whisper.
But the circumstance about him which impressed me most, was, that he had no voice, but spoke in a whisper.
A certain mysterious feeling, consequent on the darkness, the secrecy of the revel, and the whisper in which everything was said, steals over me again, and I listen to all they tell me with a vague feeling of solemnity and awe, which makes me glad that they are all so near, and frightens me (though I feign to laugh) when Traddles pretends to see a ghost in the corner.
Now, to me the elm-leaves whisper Mad, discordant melodies, And keen melodies like shadows Haunt the moaning willow trees, And the sycamores with laughter Mock me in the nightly breeze.