But to poor little Mary Milton, used to a great house and much merry coming and going
, the life she now led seemed dull beyond bearing.
For a week of even weather I took exactly the same number of steps, and of the same length, coming and going
, stepping deliberately and with the precision of a pair of dividers in my own deep tracks -- to such routine the winter reduces us -- yet often they were filled with heaven's own blue.
As she sat on the star-shaped sofa waiting for the train, she gazed with aversion at the people coming and going
(they were all hateful to her), and thought how she would arrive at the station, would write him a note, and what she would write to him, and how he was at this moment complaining to his mother of his position, not understanding her sufferings, and how she would go into the room, and what she would say to him.
Miss Halcombe passed a very bad night, the fever coming and going
, and getting worse towards the morning instead of better.
Mrs Verloc watched that transformation with shadows of anxiety coming and going
on her face.
During many hours of the short winter days, however, when it was dusk there early in the afternoon, changing distortions of herself in her wheeled chair, of Mr Flintwinch with his wry neck, of Mistress Affery coming and going
, would be thrown upon the house wall that was over the gateway, and would hover there like shadows from a great magic lantern.
He spilled a little of it over the chest which ought to have been so effective, and which had done so little; but on the whole drank it with something of an air, though the coming and going
dints got almost as large, the while, as if they had been made by pressure of the teaspoon.