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cried a querulous voice, and we looked up to find a queer little old man, jerking and twitching in the doorway.
Her tone was now querulous and her lip drawn up, giving her not a joyful, but an animal, squirrel-like expression.
She went up to her husband, took him in her arms, and kissed him with unusual intensity, and then as they sat down together she began to pat him and question him as if he were a baby, an old, tired, querulous baby.
When he next spoke, it was, in a less querulous tone, to ask what there was for dinner.
May Fielding was already come; and so was her mother--a little querulous chip of an old lady with a peevish face, who, in right of having preserved a waist like a bedpost, was supposed to be a most transcendent figure; and who, in consequence of having once been better off, or of labouring under an impression that she might have been, if something had happened which never did happen, and seemed to have never been particularly likely to come to pass--but it's all the same--was very genteel and patronising indeed.
I most strongly object," cried Summerlee in a querulous voice.
His eyes had the querulous, troubled look such as she had noticed in monkeys; but while he was patently uncomfortable under her scrutiny, his thick lips were drawn firmly in an effort at sullen determination.
The mothers uttered querulous, anxious cries, which were recognized by the young ones.
This was hailed with low laughter and querulous chirpings that might well have come from the throats of huge birds.
The poem swung in majestic rhythm to the cool tumult of interstellar conflict, to the onset of starry hosts, to the impact of cold suns and the flaming up of nebular in the darkened void; and through it all, unceasing and faint, like a silver shuttle, ran the frail, piping voice of man, a querulous chirp amid the screaming of planets and the crash of systems.
The grass houses seemed lifeless, but at last, from one of them, came a challenge in the querulous, high-pitched tones of age:
I appealed to the doctor, in a helpless, querulous way, to account to me for my husband's extraordinary absence.
Suddenly, however, he broke out into a sharp, querulous cry.
And then he sighed a querulous, self-commiserating sigh, as if in pure regret that he, the loved and courted of so many worshippers, should be now abandoned to the mercy of a harsh, exacting, cold-hearted woman like that, and even glad of what kindness she chose to bestow.
Russell Square was the boundary of her prison: she might walk thither occasionally, but was always back to sleep in her cell at night; to perform cheerless duties; to watch by thankless sick-beds; to suffer the harassment and tyranny of querulous disappointed old age.