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Then the pack divided itself as was its custom, the she-wolves following Umslopogaas, the dog-wolves following Galazi, and in silence they moved swiftly down towards the plain.
It is a great body of horse," said Sir William Felton, "and they are riding very swiftly hitherwards.
It filled me with indescribable terror to think how swiftly that desolating change had come.
The steps drew swiftly nearer, and swelled out suddenly louder as they turned the end of the street.
Then she dropped swiftly to the dark and wind-swept zone between the hurtling clouds and the gloomy surface of the shadowed ground.
But as soon as the conversation ceased, the grinning, ugly creatures arose in a flock and flew swiftly toward the strangers, their long arms stretched out before them like the bowsprits of a fleet of sail-boats.
It was plain that they had shoved off a native canoe and embarked upon the bosom of the stream, and as the ape-man's eye ran swiftly down the course of the river beneath the shadows of the overarching trees he saw in the distance, just as it rounded a bend that shut it off from his view, a drifting dugout in the stern of which was the figure of a man.
These thoughts passed swiftly through his mind, and he decided to ask her.
Your second visit to this country," he remarked, "follows very swiftly upon your first.
But while he was seeking with thimbles and care, A Bandersnatch swiftly drew nigh And grabbed at the Banker, who shrieked in despair, For he knew it was useless to fly.
When the clock began to strike, a burly professor entered, was received with a round of applause, moved swiftly down the center aisle, said "Gentlemen," and began to talk as he climbed his pulpit steps; and by the time he had arrived in his box and faced his audience, his lecture was well under way and all the pens were going.
By this time the sun was near setting, but quite suddenly it fell dark, something like a huge black cloud came swiftly over me, and I saw with amazement that it was a bird of extraordinary size which was hovering near.
At last, one by one, swiftly, one after the other, the white peaks of the distant hills vanished into blackness.
They fought swiftly and with a despairing savageness denoted in their expressions.
Lady Arabella was moving swiftly and stealthily, looking back and around her at intervals, as if she feared to be followed.