Between the disasters that had befallen his master and his master's house, and the Frenchman, Mugambi saw a sinister relationship, which kept him from recalling to Werper's attention the identity which the latter evidently failed to recognize.
It was this very carefulness which attracted the black's attention to the thing, arousing a natural curiosity in the warrior's mind, and so it chanced that when the Belgian, in the nervousness of overcaution, fumbled the hidden article and dropped it, Mugambi saw it as it fell upon the ground, spilling a portion of its contents on the sward.
After such behaviour, as I have witnessed during the last month, to Miss Smithsuch attentions
as I have been in the daily habit of observingto be addressing me in this mannerthis is an unsteadiness of character, indeed, which I had not supposed possible
In a moment we should be attacked from two sides, and with all our prowess we could not hope to withstand the unequal odds which would thus divide our attention and our small numbers.
Now my attention was caught by a new element without the city wall--a great body of mounted warriors looming large above the red men.
A woman crossed the way directly in front of it and the lion paid no attention to her, nor she to the lion.
He had been forced to accomplish it, however, by bending very low at each street intersection in repeated attention to his sandal wrappings, bringing his nostrils as close to the pavement as possible.
Forgive me," said Louis, "if I interrupt your conversation; but I claim your attention
wherever I may require your services.
As Gahan of Gathol turned his steps along the southern slopes of the hills that bound Bantoom upon the south and east, his attention was attracted toward a small cluster of trees a short distance to his right.
His decision reached he turned his attention quickly toward the flier.
Duncan waited, until, by the cessation of the movement of the hand, he believed the strain was ended, when, by touching his shoulder, he drew the attention
of the other to himself, and in a few words explained his wishes.
The next day was the one fixed for the departure; it was but proper that the guests should thank their host, and show him a little attention
in return for the expenditure of his twelve millions.
The boat that had attracted Jane's attention
as she stood guard upon the deck of the Kincaid had been perceived by Rokoff upon one bank and Mugambi and the horde upon the other.
He knew that Madame Karenina was there, and Betsy, and his brother's wife, and he purposely did not go near them for fear of something distracting his attention
If my Readers have followed me with any attention
up to this point, they will not be surprised to hear that life is somewhat dull in Flatland.