Now and then Philip went to the hospital, slinking
in when it was late and there was little chance of meeting anyone he knew, to see whether there were letters for him.
Woodley must be staying in the neighbourhood, for he did not sleep here, and yet I caught a glimpse of him again this morning, slinking
about in the shrubbery.
It was horribly lonesome and dismal, and all the policemen he met regarded him with undisguised suspicion, and turned their lanterns on him and followed him about, and this had such an effect upon him at last that he began to feel as if he really had done something, and he got to slinking
down the by-streets and hiding in dark doorways when he heard the regulation flip-flop approaching.
The great carnivore let its head droop, and with tail between its legs came slinking
to the girl's feet, and after it came the others until she was entirely surrounded by the savage maneaters.
At sight of me several of the savage creatures left off worrying the great brute to come slinking
with bared fangs toward me, and as I turned to run toward the trees again to seek safety among the lower branches, I saw a number of the man-apes leaping and chattering in the foliage of the nearest tree.
There was doubt in his mind that some note of the approaching blacks vibrating with fear had struck an answering chord in the nervous system of the panther, sending him slinking
through the jungle, his tail between his legs.
In place of courage, they had lived by creeping, and slinking
, and hiding from danger.
For the day came when Mulcachy rapped the chair with his whip-butt, when the attendant through the bars jabbed the iron fork into Ben Bolt's ribs, and when Ben Bolt, anything but royal, slinking
like a beaten alley-cat, in pitiable terror, crawled over to the chair and sat down in it like a man.
To the rear, from around the last bend and plainly into view, on the very trail they had just covered, trotted a furry, slinking
Even as he gazed, however, the two came writhing out from among the heather, and came down towards him with such a guilty, slinking
carriage, that the clerk felt that there was no good in them, and hastened onwards upon his way.
Often their yelps drifted across the desolation, and once he saw three of them slinking
away before his path.
It was pacing, or rather, slinking
, straight for Delcarte, who had now leveled his rifle upon it.
Why, you have a sleek and slinking
way with you that makes me seem so by contrast,' returned Ralph.
At the time he had been at the bottom of his heart surprised that all this had not greeted him with songs and incense, but now (he made no secret of it) he made his entry in a slinking
fashion past the doorkeeper's glass box.
Look at things as they really are, and you will see that the clever unjust are in the case of runners, who run well from the starting-place to the goal but not back again from the goal: they go off at a great pace, but in the end only look foolish, slinking
away with their ears draggling on their shoulders, and without a crown; but the true runner comes to the finish and receives the prize and is crowned.