Yet the old time fairy tale, having served for generations, may now be classed as "historical" in the children's library; for the time has come for a series of newer "wonder tales" in which the stereotyped genie, dwarf and fairy are eliminated, together with all the horrible and blood-curdling
incidents devised by their authors to point a fearsome moral to each tale.
Restrain also the keen fury of my heart which provokes me to tread the ways of blood-curdling
Captain Hall was a dreadfully profane man and used to swear blood-curdling
White Fang, near the corner of the cabin and forty feet away, was snarling with blood-curdling
viciousness, not at Scott, but at the dog-musher.
Immediately from different points of the compass rose a horrid semicircle of similar shrieks and screams, punctuated now and again by the blood-curdling
cry of a hungry panther.
yells of defiance were the only answer to our prayers.
He never said he was attacked by Bedouins, I believe, or was ever treated uncivilly, but then in about every other chapter he discovered them approaching, any how, and he had a blood-curdling
fashion of working up the peril; and of wondering how his relations far away would feel could they see their poor wandering boy, with his weary feet and his dim eyes, in such fearful danger; and of thinking for the last time of the old homestead, and the dear old church, and the cow, and those things; and of finally straightening his form to its utmost height in the saddle, drawing his trusty revolver, and then dashing the spurs into "Mohammed" and sweeping down upon the ferocious enemy determined to sell his life as dearly as possible.
But presently Numa gave up the chase and, with a series of blood-curdling
moans and roars, turned angrily back in search of another and an easier dinner.
Close at hand, now, was a chance for a blood-curdling
The two friends, huddled trembling in their precarious position on the limb, saw the great lion halt in his restless pacing as the blood-curdling
cry smote his ears, and then slink quickly into the jungle, to be instantly lost to view.
This it was, I am certain,--the most indescribable of blood-curdling
sounds,-- that threw me into a panic.
The "threats are not thousands of miles away, but are now on Europe's doorstep," he warned in a blood-curdling
speech, the curtain swags on his uniform trembling with emotion.