He listened and could tell by the continued heavy and regular breathing
of his chum that Tom was still asleep.
There was no need to think them dead, for their stertorous breathing
and the acrid smell of laudanum in the room left no doubt as to their condition.
Ere the moon has climbed the mountain, ere the rocks are ribbed with light, When the downward-dipping trails are dank and drear, Comes a breathing
hard behind thee--snuffle-snuffle through the night-- It is Fear, O Little Hunter, it is Fear!
The waves have now a redder glow - The hours are breathing
faint and low - And when, amid no earthly moans, Down, down that town shall settle hence, Hell, rising from a thousand thrones, Shall do it reverence.
A moment after the fairy's entrance the window was blown open by the breathing
of the little stars, and Peter dropped in.
For an instant he seemed to see this unnatural contest between a dead intelligence and a breathing
mechanism only as a spectator--such fancies are in dreams; then he regained his identity almost as if by a leap forward into his body, and the straining automaton had a directing will as alert and fierce as that of its hideous antagonist.
Here he no longer heard the horse's movements or the whistling of the wind, but only Nikita's breathing