It was met by Chingachgook, whose knife passed across its throat quicker than thought, and then precipitating the motions of the struggling victim, he dashed into the river, down whose stream it glided away, gasping audibly for breath with its ebbing
No evening I had passed at Bly had the portentous quality of this one; in spite of which--and in spite also of the deeper depths of consternation that had opened beneath my feet--there was literally, in the ebbing
actual, an extraordinarily sweet sadness.
There was a long line of hogs, with squeals and lifeblood ebbing
away together; until at last each started again, and vanished with a splash into a huge vat of boiling water.
The poorest paid architect, engineer, general, author, sculptor, painter, lecturer, advocate, legislator, actor, preacher, singer is constructively in heaven when he is at work; and as for the musician with the fiddle-bow in his hand who sits in the midst of a great orchestra with the ebbing
and flowing tides of divine sound washing over him -- why, certainly, he is at work, if you wish to call it that, but lord, it's a sarcasm just the same.
Had she paused on her course or had she reached one of the strips of sand left bare by the ebbing
As I turned my eyes to the elder brother, I saw him looking down at this handsome boy whose life was ebbing
out, as if he were a wounded bird, or hare, or rabbit; not at all as if he were a fellow-creature.
It was the ebbing
life-blood first that failed The weary arms; the stout hearts never quailed.
For a time he hung there feeling his strength ebbing