Then there were crying brats, and all sorts of misery; a man would have had to be a good deal of a hero to stand it all without grumbling
, and Jonas was not in the least a hero--he was simply a weatherbeaten old fellow who liked to have a good supper and sit in the corner by the fire and smoke his pipe in peace before he went to bed.
Bird strode up and down the room, grumbling
to himself, "Pish
He said it in his grumbling
voice, and then quite suddenly he seemed to get angry with her, though she did not see why he should.
He led the way to the door -- stopped, and suddenly bethinking himself of his miniature ship, went back to put his model away in an empty cupboard -- led the way to the door again -- stopped once more -- remembered that some of the rooms were chilly -- and pottered about, swearing and grumbling
, and looking for his hat.
The tea table was ready, and our little locker was put out in its old place, but instead of coming to sit by me, she went and bestowed her company upon that grumbling
For it would not have been possible for the Raveloe mind, without a peculiar revelation, to know that a clergyman should be a pale-faced memento of solemnities, instead of a reasonably faulty man whose exclusive authority to read prayers and preach, to christen, marry, and bury you, necessarily coexisted with the right to sell you the ground to be buried in and to take tithe in kind; on which last point, of course, there was a little grumbling
, but not to the extent of irreligion--not of deeper significance than the grumbling
at the rain, which was by no means accompanied with a spirit of impious defiance, but with a desire that the prayer for fine weather might be read forthwith.
When they were safe under the veranda, panting, laughing, grumbling
, or congratulating themselves on having been so close to a place of shelter, Miss Wilson observed, with some uneasiness, a spade--new, like the hasp of the gate--sticking upright in a patch of ground that someone had evidently been digging lately.
Then followed a battle of looks between them, but the captain soon knuckled under, put up his weapon, and resumed his seat, grumbling
like a beaten dog.
When Lord Henry entered the room, he found his uncle sitting in a rough shooting-coat, smoking a cheroot and grumbling
over The Times.
Come, major, they are grumbling
, and they have a right to do so.
The sounds we heard were the squealing of thoats and the grumbling
of zitidars, with the occasional clank of arms which announced the approach of a body of warriors.
He heard their grumbling
Irish voices through a dream; and as they stripped the sack from their sad merchandise he leaned dozing, with his shoulder propped against the wall; he had to shake himself to find the men their money.