The bushes rustled a little in the thicket, and Father Wolf dropped with his haunches under him, ready for his leap.
A Wolf accustomed to moving his own cubs can, if necessary, mouth an egg without breaking it, and though Father Wolf's jaws closed right on the child's back not a tooth even scratched the skin as he laid it down among the cubs.
I have heard now and again of such a thing, but never in our Pack or in my time," said Father Wolf.
Shere Khan does us great honor," said Father Wolf, but his eyes were very angry.
The window blind blew back with the wind that rushed in, and in the aperture of the broken panes there was the head of a great, gaunt gray wolf.
For a second or two she sat up, pointing at the wolf, and there was a strange and horrible gurgling in her throat.
I kept my eyes fixed on the window, but the wolf drew his head back, and a whole myriad of little specks seems to come blowing in through the broken window, and wheeling and circling round like the pillar of dust that travellers describe when there is a simoon in the desert.
I dare not go out, for I can hear the low howl of the wolf through the broken window.
At this change in his voice, Wolf lifted his head quickly, and still more quickly got to his feet when the man and woman shook hands.
For the distance of twenty feet Wolf watched him go, himself all eagerness and expectancy, as though waiting for the man to turn and retrace his steps.
Failing in this, Wolf raced back to where Walt Irvine sat, catching his coat-sleeve in his teeth and trying vainly to drag him after the retreating man.
Suddenly Wolf turned his head, and over his shoulder just as steadily regarded Walt.
The pilot-boat Lady Mine," Wolf Larsen answered grimly.
And thus it was that I passed into a state of involuntary servitude to Wolf Larsen.
From time to time they stole glances at Wolf Larsen, and I could see that they were apprehensive of the man.