devoured the cutlets - if they were cutlets.
I am by no means naturally nervous, and the very few glasses of Lafitte which I had sipped served to embolden me no little, so that I felt nothing of trepidation, but merely uplifted my eyes with a leisurely movement, and looked carefully around the room for the intruder
I was saying," said the intruder
, without attending to the interrogatives, - "I was saying that I am not at all pushed for time - that the business upon which I took the liberty of calling, is of no pressing importance - in short, that I can very well wait until you have finished your Exposition.
At first, as he spoke, there was a slight rushing movement of this group in the direction of the intruder
, who at the moment was also near at hand, and now, with deliberate and stately step, made closer approach to the speaker.
Sherlock Holmes had sprung out and seized the intruder
by the collar.
The man was literally alive and kicking; and an instant after he had dropped to the ground and turned on the intruder
Finally, we have the curious fact that the intruder
carried away the key with him when he left.
She knew that the intruder
was ill-bred, even before she glanced at him.
Yet such was the force of example that the village young men, who had not hastened to enter the gate while no intruder
was in the way, now dropped in quickly, and soon the couples became leavened with rustic youth to a marked extent, till at length the plainest woman in the club was no longer compelled to foot it on the masculine side of the figure.
It was almost as if the other face, the face of the superseded woman, had obliterated that of the intruder
So intent was he upon this personal appraisement of his features that he did not hear the parting of the tall grass behind him as a great body pushed itself stealthily through the jungle; nor did his companion, the ape, hear either, for he was drinking and the noise of his sucking lips and gurgles of satisfaction drowned the quiet approach of the intruder
As soon as anyone entered she got up quickly, changed her position and expression, and picked up a book or some sewing, evidently waiting impatiently for the intruder