Duncan


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United States dancer and pioneer of modern dance (1878-1927)

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At eight bells, all hands assembled at the wheel, and Boyd Duncan appeared with a black bottle and a mug.
That Boyd Duncan was liked by them was evidenced by the roars of laughter with which they greeted his slightest joking allusion.
It was still early in the evening--two bells had just gone--when Duncan and his wife stood by the cabin companionway, gazing to windward and canvassing the possibility of spreading their beds on deck.
Minnie Duncan started, then glanced at her husband's immobile face, took the cue, and remained silent.
Duncan coolly pulled at his cigar and glanced aft at the rising cloud of squall.
Save yourself the trouble of further lying," Duncan went on coldly.
Duncan listened with intense anxiety for the strokes of the paddle, believing that flight was now their only refuge.
You hear our probable fortunes, Cora," said Duncan, "and you know we have everything to hope from the anxiety and experience of your father.
Remember, Duncan, how necessary your safety is to our own - - how you bear a father's sacred trust--how much depends on your discretion and care--in short," she added, while the telltale blood stole over her features, crimsoning her very temples, "how very deservedly dear you are to all of the name of Munro.
In the center of the little island, a few short and stunted pines had found root, forming a thicket, into which Hawkeye darted with the swiftness of a deer, followed by the active Duncan.
A long and anxious watch succeeded, but without any further evidences of a renewed attack; and Duncan began to hope that their fire had proved more fatal than was supposed, and that their enemies had been effectually repulsed.
The first generous impulse of Duncan was to rush to the rescue of the hapless wretch; but he felt himself bound to the spot by the iron grasp of the immovable scout.
Duncan returned to the breakfast-room to pour out his master's coffee.
Robin told me shortly he was sorry he had put himself about, turned his back upon me without a sign of salutation, and as he went towards the door, I could hear him telling Duncan that I was "only some kinless loon that didn't know his own father.
I was half out of bed, and Duncan had been hanging at the elbow of these fighting cocks, ready to intervene upon the least occasion.