Again he ran and leaped, again the great jaws closed, again he fell down howling. Then the she-wolf rose, and they sprang together, striving to pull down him who sat above.
She fell back, and then I saw that the leap was her last for that time, for she had oversprung herself, and lay there howling, the black blood flowing from her mouth.
Umslopogaas, all the wolves howled in answer with a mighty howling. I stretched out my hand and called to them.
Then they all went, still howling, till presently I was alone.
From the heart of it, too, came howlings of ghosts and wolves, that were answered by howls from the rocks above--hearken, Umslopogaas, such howlings as we hear to-night!
The sound was taken up by another dog, and then another and another, till, borne on the wind which now sighed softly through the Pass, a wild howling began, which seemed to come from all over the country, as far as the imagination could grasp it through the gloom of the night.
Then, far off in the distance, from the mountains on each side of us began a louder and a sharper howling, that of wolves, which affected both the horses and myself in the same way.
The keen wind still carried the howling of the dogs, though this grew fainter as we went on our way.
I did not know what to do, the less as the howling of the wolves grew closer.
Even the Duchess sneezed occasionally; and as for the baby, it was sneezing and howling alternately without a moment's pause.
The Duchess took no notice of them even when they hit her; and the baby was howling so much already, that it was quite impossible to say whether the blows hurt it or not.
One by one the wolves joined her, till the whole pack, on haunches, with noses pointed skyward, was howling
its hunger cry.
There was a continuous howling
, especially contributed to by those which had lain in the sun since early morning and had no water.
He had made no noise, yet it ceased from its howling and tried to sense his presence.
Here a yellow stream flows from rotted moose- hide sacks and sinks into the ground, with long grasses growing through it and vegetable mould overrunning it and hiding its yellow from the sun; and here he muses for a time, howling once, long and mournfully, ere he departs.