Edna could hear the whispering voices of dead men and the click of muffled
So she tinkled along and along, in the otherwise profound and ghostly hush of the sleeping castle, until by and by there came, as if from deep down under us, a far-away sound, as of a muffled
shriek -- with an expression of agony about it that made my flesh crawl.
sound of voices floated up from the far end of the graveyard.
My seat, to which Bessie and the bitter Miss Abbot had left me riveted, was a low ottoman near the marble chimney-piece; the bed rose before me; to my right hand there was the high, dark wardrobe, with subdued, broken reflections varying the gloss of its panels; to my left were the muffled
windows; a great looking-glass between them repeated the vacant majesty of the bed and room.
It was another cry, but not quite like the one she had heard last night; it was only a short one, a fretful childish whine muffled
by passing through walls.
But that Woodman and that Farmer, though they work unceasingly, work silently, and no one heard them as they went about with muffled
tread: the rather, forasmuch as to entertain any suspicion that they were awake, was to be atheistical and traitorous.
At length, Dora regularly muffled
him in a towel and shut him up there, whenever my aunt was reported at the door.
Pax vobiscum,'' said Wamba, who was now muffled
in his religious disguise.
I should think," said Sancho, "that the thoughts that allow one to make verses cannot be of great consequence; let your worship string verses as much as you like and I'll sleep as much as I can;" and forthwith, taking the space of ground he required, he muffled
himself up and fell into a sound sleep, undisturbed by bond, debt, or trouble of any sort.
Then came more dignitaries, and the officers of the palace and of the army, and finally two figures entirely muffled
in scarlet silk, so that not a feature of either was discernible.
The three muffled
men, with the clumsiest movements, scrambled out upon the sand, and forthwith set to landing the cargo, assisted by the man on the beach.
Even then he scarcely understood what this indicated, until he heard a muffled
grating sound and saw the black mark jerk forward an inch or so.