A man was bound to know himself better than that, and if he chose to grow gray crunching
bones in a cavern, he had no business to be luring a girl into his companionship.
They heard a crunching
, grinding sound, a loud snap, and the turn-table came to a stop with its broadest surface shutting off the path from which they had come.
of bones, the gulping of great pieces, the contented growling, all attested the nearness of the king at table.
He had proffered one to the girl but she had refused, and thus they sat in silence for some time, the silence of the night ruffled occasionally by the faint crunching
of padded feet upon the soft sands of the gorge's floor.
Then came silence--silence except for the rending of bloody flesh and the crunching
of human bones between mighty jaws.
He was slowly and lovingly unfolding the Times preparatory to the long read which led up to luncheon, and had even got so far as to fasten his golden pince-nez on to his thin, high-bridged nose, when he heard a crunching
of gravel, and, looking over the top of his paper, saw Mrs.