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out of bed

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on the move

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But already some one else was astir in the house, and had gone downstairs, preceded by Gyp.
At early dawn of the next day, our habitation was astir.
As may well be supposed, the street was all astir to find out the stranger's name.
Peace charm'd the street beneath her feet, And Honor charm'd the air; And all astir looked kind on her, And called her good as fair-- For all God ever gave to her She kept with chary care.
After all, why should she keep him waiting when he needed her so much, she had thought tenderly, all the sweet womanliness in her astir with yearnings to lift the cloud of loneliness from his life.
By this time the whole house was astir, for I had raised my voice in my anger.
At earliest dawn our camp was astir and an hour later we had started upon our memorable expedition.
The trampled earth of the river-banks and the peaty stain in the pools did not look drab but glowing umber, and the dark woods astir in the breeze did not look, as usual, dim blue with mere depth of distance, but more like wind-tumbled masses of some vivid violet blossom.
Already the city was astir, and from several of the gates we saw parties of yellow men emerging.
Early the next morning the apes were astir, moving through the jungle in search of food.
On October 11, the day when all was astir at headquarters over the news of Mack's defeat, the camp life of the officers of this squadron was proceeding as usual.
With such fibres still astir in him, the shock he received could not at once be distinctly anger; it was confused pain.
He had hoped to fly, keeping not far from the ground so that nothing unwonted should escape his eyes; but in that fitful light to have flown low would have meant trailing his shadow through the trees, thus disturbing birds and acquainting a watchful foe that he was astir.
There were few people astir at this early hour, and these were of the same type as their captors.
Wilson, who was acting as cook, was up and astir at his duties in the cook-house.