Polly walked beside Dorothy a while, holding her new friend's hand as if she feared to let it go; but her nature seemed as light and buoyant as her fleecy robes, for suddenly she darted
ahead and whirled round in a giddy dance.
into the front door of a convenient saloon and a moment later came out into the shadows that surrounded the side door.
She sprang to her feet, but so lightly that the movement did not frighten the freakish animal; then she caught sight of Philippe, and darted
away, followed by her four-footed friend, to a hedge of elders; there she uttered the same little cry like a frightened bird, which the two men had heard near the other gate.
Sideways leaning, we sideways darted
; every ropeyarn tingling like a wire; the two tall masts buckling like Indian canes in land tornadoes.
From time to time a broad sheet of lightning opened the horizon in its whole width, darted
like a serpent over the black mass of trees, and like a terrible scimitar divided the heavens and the waters into two parts.