She was so frightened at the thought of what she had done that when the man had gone on his way she did not dare get to her feet, but crawled
on hands and knees through the grass to the house.
up from the floor, and saw my face in the glass, so swollen, red, and ugly that it almost frightened me.
Presently there was a sound of praising, and I saw a fat man, much worn with travel, who crawled
through the dust towards us giving the sibonga, that is, naming the king by his royal names.
This put me in a great fear, and I crawled
under cover of the nearest live-oak and squatted there, hearkening, as silent as a mouse.
Her white feet trod the huge press at which wise Omar sits, till the seething grape-juice rose round her bare limbs in waves of purple bubbles, or crawled
in red foam over the vat's black, dripping, sloping sides.
And then he crawled
away like a snake, went into his room, closed the door and left me alone to my reflections.
Then it got down off the mushroom, and crawled
away in the grass, merely remarking as it went, `One side will make you grow taller, and the other side will make you grow shorter.
He was two weeks learning to use his flippers; and all that while he floundered in and out of the water, and coughed and grunted and crawled
up the beach and took catnaps on the sand, and went back again, until at last he found that he truly belonged to the water.
All day long I wandered up and down the valley, and when it grew dusk I crept into a little cave, and having blocked up the entrance to it with a stone, I ate part of my little store of food and lay down to sleep, but all through the night the serpents crawled
to and fro, hissing horribly, so that I could scarcely close my eyes for terror.
Then Ferko crawled
to the edge of the lake and dipped his limbs in the water.
And he crawled
quietly underneath a friendly bush--much as he had done when Robin undertook to teach Will Scarlet a lesson--and chuckled softly to himself and slapped his thigh and prepared to watch the fight at his ease.
My laughter frightened Woola, his antics ceased and he crawled
pitifully toward me, poking his ugly head far into my lap; and then I remembered what laughter signified on Mars--torture, suffering, death.
out almost immediately, and crouched, my feet still in the water, under a clump of furze.
After I had signified my assent, Toby, without uttering a a single word, crawled
along the dripping ledge until he gained a point from whence he could just reach one of the largest of the pendant roots; he shook it--it quivered in his grasp, and when he let it go it twanged in the air like a strong, wire sharply struck.
When he crawled
out at the far end, half a dozen furry heads followed him with their eyes as he went to a sort of gallows of whale-jawbones, from which the dog's meat was hung; split off the frozen stuff in big lumps with a broad-headed spear; and stood, his whip in one hand and the meat in the other.