The maid happened to be just then milking the cow; and hearing someone speak, but seeing nobody, and yet being quite sure it was the same voice that she had heard in the night, she was so frightened that she fell off her stool, and overset the milk-pail.
'Don't bring me any more hay!' Then the parson himself was frightened; and thinking the cow was surely bewitched, told his man to kill her on the spot.
How the trampers might have behaved, had the young ladies been more courageous, must be doubtful; but such an invitation for attack could not be resisted; and Harriet was soon assailed by half a dozen children, headed by a stout woman and a great boy, all clamorous, and impertinent in look, though not absolutely in word.More and more frightened, she immediately promised them money, and taking out her purse, gave them a shilling, and begged them not to want more, or to use her ill.She was then able to walk, though but slowly, and was moving awaybut her terror and her purse were too tempting, and she was followed, or rather surrounded, by the whole gang, demanding more.
He had left them completely frightened; and Harriet eagerly clinging to him, and hardly able to speak, had just strength enough to reach Hartfield, before her spirits were quite overcome.
The noise and hurrying about and wailing over the cholera had frightened
her, and she had been angry because no one seemed to remember that she was alive.
And she loved me so much, and was so captivating(particularly when she made Jip stand on his hind legs for toast, and when she pretended to hold that nose of his against the hot teapot for punishment because he wouldn't), that I felt like a sort of Monster who had got into a Fairy's bower, when I thought of having frightened
her, and made her cry.
And after ever such a while--hours and hours--the man came--him in a smock-frock, and he looked at me so, I was frightened
, and I made haste and went on.
I was so quiet, and so obedient, and so easily frightened
. The finding London was the hard part, and there you helped me.
If a pedestrian got in her way she drove straight ahead and the frightened
citizen had to es- cape as best he could.
Surprised and frightened
, Eliza sat down, leaned her head on her husband's shoulder, and burst into tears.
"I'm sorry I frightened
you out of your favorite stamping ground," he said rather aimlessly.
Nervous and frightened
, at the same time fascinated, Saxon hemstitched a linen handkerchief intended for Billy and listened to Mercedes' wild flow of speech.
'If you please, sir, I'm in a hurry,' faltered Dolly, 'and--you have frightened
me by coming so suddenly upon me, sir--I would rather go, sir, if you'll be so good as to let me.'
'You have only frightened
us -you have told us nothing.'
PETER was most dreadfully frightened
; he rushed all over the garden, for he had forgotten the way back to the gate.