With the discovery of the Arab close behind him, the Belgian hid in the foliage of a leafy bush.
Taking to the trees, he moved directly south in search of prey, that he might satisfy his hunger before midday, and then lie up for the afternoon in some spot far from the camp, where he might sleep without fear of discovery until it came time to prosecute his design.
If this frightful discovery becomes known,' he said, 'the closing of the hotel and the ruin of the Company will be the inevitable results.
But surely discretion has its limits,' he added, 'after such a discovery as we have made?
While the terrible drama of discovery was in progress on one side of the door, trivial questions about the amusements of Venice, and facetious discussions on the relative merits of French and Italian cookery, were proceeding on the other.
The importance of this discovery, and the necessity of not too readily communicating it to others, instantly struck Henry.
Making this discovery, I took out the fragments, down to the smallest morsel of the shattered china, and examined them carefully one after another.
This time my patience was rewarded by a discovery which indescribably irritated and distressed me.
Was the way to discovery about to reveal itself to me through this girl?
Now, as this was a discovery
of great consequence, it may be necessary to trace it from the fountain-head.
of the watch and shirt-pin convinces me that he was murdered that night, and that his jewellery was taken from him to prevent identification by its means.
This was a surprising discovery, and I was exceeding glad of them; but I was warned by my experience to eat sparingly of them; remembering that when I was ashore in Barbary, the eating of grapes killed several of our Englishmen, who were slaves there, by throwing them into fluxes and fevers.
While this corn was growing I made a little discovery, which was of use to me afterwards.
The effect of this cheering discovery happened to be, that while he seemed to be scrupulously finding good in most men, he did in reality lower it where it was, and set it up where it was not; but that was its only disagreeable or dangerous feature.
His discovery of these mistakes greatly increased his difficulties, but never released him from the necessity of looking at Clennam.