Then King Frost gnashed his teeth, and cracked his fingers, and his eyes sparkled, and the crackling
, crisp sound was louder than ever, and for the last time he asked her:
Shortly afterwards, I heard the crackling
of their whips die away in the distance.
The hissing and crackling
behind me, the explosive thud as each fresh tree burst into flame, left little time for reflection.
And that same boy - no, his very much older brother -was up at four of the dim dawn in streaming, crackling
oilskins, hammering, literally for the dear life, on a bell smaller than the steward's breakfast- bell, while somewhere close at hand a thirty-foot steel stem was storming along at twenty miles an hour
The headman rolled his eye where Kim was chatting to a girl in blue as she laid crackling
thorns on a fire.
I am very bold--to eat grubs," and the two came down together through the crackling
undergrowth to the river-bank and the lace-work of shoals that ran out from it in every direction.
It was the rustling and crackling
of the dry reeds and rushes from the low lands.
I seated myself in his armchair and warmed my hands before his crackling
fire, for a sharp frost had set in, and the windows were thick with the ice crystals.
As he spoke a most beautiful rose-red light seemed to burst into blossom like a gigantic rose; but accompanied with a crackling
and rattling noise that was like the laughter of devils.
Something in the place, the hours, the crackling
fires, the fantastic mysteries of light and shade, made others as well as Tess enjoy being there.
He was in the Inward Bills Department, one of the features of which was the sudden inrush, towards the end of each afternoon, of hatless, energetic young men with leather bags strapped to their left arms, clamouring for mysterious crackling
documents, much fastened with pins.
Pell-mell they tumbled down the poop-ladders; pell-mell they raced amidships past that yawning open furnace; the pitch was boiling through the seams of the crackling
deck; they slipped and fell upon it, one over another, and the wonder is that none plunged headlong into the flames.
How long he had been buried in this stupor he knew not, but he was suddenly aroused from it by a strange, unexpected crackling
In those days conversation was still cultivated as an art; a neat repartee was more highly valued than the crackling
of thorns under a pot; and the epigram, not yet a mechanical appliance by which the dull may achieve a semblance of wit, gave sprightliness to the small talk of the urbane.
And now there came a crackling
of the bushes that lined the other side of the road, and presently forth from the covert burst four great, shaggy hounds.