She found her way to old Mazey, not by the scanty directions given her, but by the sound of the veteran's cracked and quavering
voice, singing in some distant seclusion a verse of the immortal sea-song -- "Tom Bowling.
asked the passenger, then, with mildly quavering
She went up to the door and, in a quavering
Shy herself, she never suspected shyness in others; she did not recognize in the quavering
tones of his speech the force of a sentiment he could not utter.
that came to me in a quavering
, quite unknown voice from his trembling lips.
I can't see the sails very well," the helmsman an- swered me, in strange, quavering
Tim, thinking slightly of David's vocalization, was impelled to supersede that feeble buzz by a spirited commencement of "Three Merry Mowers," but David was not to be put down so easily, and showed himself capable of a copious crescendo, which was rendering it doubtful whether the rose would not predominate over the mowers, when old Kester, with an entirely unmoved and immovable aspect, suddenly set up a quavering
treble--as if he had been an alarum, and the time was come for him to go off.
Without heeding Richard, he continued to sing a kind of wild, melancholy air, that rose, at times, in sudden and quite elevated notes, and then fell again into the low, quavering
sounds that seemed to compose the character of his music.
The crowd drew a long, quavering
breath, staring alternately at the old man, still at attention, and ragged Kim against the purple twilight.
Surprise and incredulity were in the tones of the quavering
Rokoff urged them to greater speed, and from the quavering
note in his voice Jane Clayton knew that he was weak from terror.
From the room above their heads came the feeble, quavering
sobbing of an old man.