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The quick eyes of the Mohicans caught the dark line of his lower limbs incautiously exposed through the thin foliage, a few inches from the trunk of the tree.
But at the instant I heard Harker's quick exclamation as he woke to partial consciousness, and turned to the bed.
Fanny gave a quick negative, and tried to hide her interest in the subject by an eager attention to her brother, who was driving as hard a bargain, and imposing on her as much as he could; but Crawford pursued with "No, no, you must not part with the queen.
I shall never, never forget it, still less the sickening thrill of fear which was cruelly quick to follow upon my joy.
Not without discharging them, at least," responded the sportsman; and four shots in quick succession struck the thick of the advancing group of horsemen.
Evidently they, too, had been so much surprised by the unprecedented action of the stranger that they had not even challenged; but that they had no thought to let the thing go unnoticed was quickly evidenced by the skirring of motors upon the landing-stage and the quick shooting airward of a long-lined patrol boat.
Three times my rifle spoke--three quick, short syllables of death.
The recognition was quick, and, with her, accompanied by surprise.
This required quick cool work on Van Horn's part, in case need arose.
A blighted leper--was Daughtry's thought as his quick eyes leapt from hands to feet in quest of missing toe- and finger-joints.
But when, one morning, the air was rent with the report of a rifle close at hand, and a bullet smashed against a tree trunk several inches from One Eye's head, they hesitated no more, but went off on a long, swinging lope that put quick miles between them and the danger.
Lady Lydiard's quick perception instantly detected what was passing in his mind.
I saw it in the deadly color of her skin; I felt it in the faint, quick flutter of her pulse.
Rarely did he strike blows himself, for Ponta had a quick eye and could defend as well as attack, while Joe had no chance against the other's enormous vitality.
Hence it is that men are quick to see the faults of others, and yet are often blind to their own failings.