Then, as Lord Leven and the other chieftains recoiled
before this unexpected rescue, which seemed to come from Heaven for the prince they already thought was their prisoner, Athos and Aramis dragged the king from the perjured assembly into which he had so imprudently ventured, and throwing themselves on horseback all three returned at full gallop to the royal tent.
The sternness of his countenance gave place to a look of wild amazement, if not horror, while he recoiled
several steps from the figure and let fall his sword upon the floor.
Now a side ladder of that sort is a light affair and comes in easily, yet my vigorous tug, which should have brought it flying on board, merely recoiled
upon my body in a totally unexpected jerk.
The amount of knowledge Bartle Massey must possess was something so dim and vast that Bill's imagination recoiled
before it: he would hardly have ventured to deny that the schoolmaster might have something to do in bringing about the regular return of daylight and the changes in the weather.
Such being the case, it would have been truly absurd to exact from them much in the way of mental exertion; having short memories, dense intelligence, feeble reflective powers, they recoiled
with repugnance from any occupation that demanded close study or deep thought.
with a flash of snarl and flashed back a second sweeping stroke of his mighty paw.
Before that he had recoiled
automatically from hurt, as he had crawled automatically toward the light.