He tottered as he kept his footing, and staggered
back and forth.
Mile after mile Tarzan of the Apes put slowly behind him, borne up by sheer force of will where a lesser man would have lain down to die and rest forever tired muscles whose every move was an agony of effort; but at last his progress became practically mechanical--he staggered on with a dazed mind that reacted numbly to a single urge--on, on, on!
This idea, growing, appeared to give him strength--a new and revivifying purpose--so that for a time he no longer staggered; but went forward steadily with head erect.
For a few minutes he lay there chattering and laughing, and then, with an awful scream, and before any of his companions could prevent, he staggered
to his feet and leaped overboard.
Madame de Villefort was overpowered, her eyes first flashed and then swam, she staggered towards the door and disappeared.
Maximilian tried to speak, but he could articulate nothing; he staggered, and supported himself against the wainscot.
Werper, thrown to his length by the suddenness and violence of the disturbance, staggered
to his feet when he found himself unhurt.
up to his feet with a weak, little laugh.
and fell: nearly blinded with the blood that rained down from a deep gash in her forehead; but raising herself, with difficulty, on her knees, drew from her bosom a white handkerchief--Rose Maylie's own--and holding it up, in her folded hands, as high towards Heaven as her feeble strength would allow, breathed one prayer for mercy to her Maker.
They all staggered
along, Gerald still clutching the dressing-case, and supported on the other side by an excited and somewhat incoherent villager.
It yielded so suddenly at last, that he staggered
back upon me, and I staggered
back upon the opposite door, and we both laughed.
At last I could go no further; I was exhausted with the violence of my emotion and of my flight, and I staggered
and fell by the wayside.
For once in her life Miss Cornelia was undeniably staggered
Barnaby was beside him when he staggered
to his feet.
Then came pealing through the air a bugle-call that froze my blood - "IT IS I, SOLDIER - COME!" I turned; Cathy was flying down through the massed people; she cleared the parapet at a bound, and sped towards that riderless horse, who staggered
forward towards the remembered sound; but his strength failed, and he fell at her feet, she lavishing kisses upon him and sobbing, the house rising with one impulse, and white with horror!