Boxtel contented himself with signifying his approval of the zeal of his servant by dumb show
By these means he in time reached the door, where he gave a great cough to attract the dwarf's attention and gain an opportunity of expressing in dumb show
, the closest confidence and most inviolable secrecy.
It seemed to him that in exquisite raiment, and to the delicate sound of flutes, the sins of the world were passing in dumb show
Cadwallader's eyes, diverted from the churchyard, saw a good deal of dumb show
which was not so intelligible to her as she could have desired, and could not repress the question, "Who is Mr.
The elders would have sat and talked all the evening, but the young folks were bent on having their usual Christmas frolic; so, after an hour of pleasant chat, they began to get restless, and having consulted together in dumb show
, they devised a way to very effectually break up the family council.
Sikes contented himself with tying an imaginary knot under his left ear, and jerking his head over on the right shoulder; a piece of dumb show
which the Jew appeared to understand perfectly.
While I complied, he, not comprehending a single word, would stand before the fire surveying me with the air of an Exhibitor, and I would see him, between the fingers of the hand with which I shaded my face, appealing in dumb show
to the furniture to take notice of my proficiency.
A ceremony followed, in dumb show
, in which it was easy to recognise the pantomime of a marriage.
The priest gazed on the person addressing him with a long and searching gaze -- there even seemed a disposition on his part to court a similar scrutiny on the part of the inn-keeper; then, observing in the countenance of the latter no other expression than extreme surprise at his own want of attention to an inquiry so courteously worded, he deemed it as well to terminate this dumb show
, and therefore said, speaking with a strong Italian accent, "You are, I presume, M.
In dumb show
I had to order him to stay where he was, to leave my man to me.
While he thought of it in a cold perspiration, and wondered whether it was possible that he could be dreaming, Mr Snevellicci repeated the wink, and drinking to Mrs Lillyvick in dumb show
, actually blew her a kiss
This seemed to continue an interminable time, when the audience, tiring of its prank and in order to hear, suddenly stilled its clamor, and discovered the dumb show
she had been making.