She was setting there in a brown study
, with it laying in her lap.
Alec paced up and down the lower hall in the twilight for an hour, thinking so intently that sometimes he frowned, sometimes he smiled, and more than once he stood still in a brown study
. All of a sudden he said, half aloud, as if he had made up his mind
Anne walked home in a brown study
and poured out her tale to Gilbert.
Linton sank back on his pillow and fell into a brown study
One day, as he was roaming along in a brown study
, thinking with no great comfort on what he had been and what he now was, and was like to be, all on a sudden there stood before him a little, rough-looking, black dwarf.
But there being no boiler at the Black Lion, and the rioters having so beaten and battered his own that it was quite unfit for further service, he wandered out again, in a perfect bog of uncertainty and mental confusion, and in that state took the strangest means of resolving his doubts: such as feeling the sleeve of his son's greatcoat as deeming it possible that his arm might be there; looking at his own arms and those of everybody else, as if to assure himself that two and not one was the usual allowance; sitting by the hour together in a brown study
, as if he were endeavouring to recall Joe's image in his younger days, and to remember whether he really had in those times one arm or a pair; and employing himself in many other speculations of the same kind.
As they stood hesitating at a little distance, they saw that he sat for a few minutes at a time like one in a brown study
, then laid aside his pipe and took a few turns in his garden, then approached the gate and looked towards the green, then took up his pipe again with a sigh, and sat down thoughtfully as before.
Tarzan sat in a brown study
for a long time after he finished reading the letter.
So then she kissed me, and patted me on the head, and dropped into a kind of a brown study
; and pretty soon jumps up, and says:
A camel did this for one of the boys, who was drooping over his saddle in a brown study
. He glanced up and saw the majestic apparition hovering above him, and made frantic efforts to get out of the way, but the camel reached out and bit him on the shoulder before he accomplished it.