He was short and slender, lithe and catlike
in his motions, and had a peering, mousing expression about his keen black eyes, with which every feature of his face seemed sharpened into sympathy; his thin, long nose, ran out as if it was eager to bore into the nature of things in general; his sleek, thin, black hair was stuck eagerly forward, and all his motions and evolutions expressed a dry, cautious acuteness.
Injun Joe sprang to his feet, his eyes flaming with passion, snatched up Potter's knife, and went creeping, catlike
and stooping, round and round about the combatants, seeking an opportunity.
The lad insisted on being always at her side, and when at last she was safely ensconced in the bottom of the craft that was to bear them shoreward her grandson dropped catlike
Zelma tearing her clothes and, catlike
, scratching her face with her beautiful, scented nails produced upon him a strong impression.
George may not have Captain Purnall's catlike
swiftness, but he is all an artist to the tips of the broad fingers that play on the shunt-stops.
From outside came the occasional cry of a night-bird, and once at our very window a long drawn catlike
whine, which told us that the cheetah was indeed at liberty.
In his tweed suit and cloth cap he looked like any other tourist upon the moor, and he had contrived, with that catlike
love of personal cleanliness which was one of his characteristics, that his chin should be as smooth and his linen as perfect as if he were in Baker Street.
As I stood in the dark shadow of the tunnel's end racking my brain for a feasible plan the while I watched, catlike
, the old man's every move, he took up the money-pouch and crossed to one end of the apartment, where, bending to his knees, he fumbled with a panel in the wall.
Tarzan, happily, was uninjured by the fall, alighting catlike
upon all fours far outspread to take up the shock.
Carthoris, still clasping Thuvia tightly to his breast, came to the ground catlike
, upon his feet, breaking the shock for the girl.
He guessed that the ape had either come or gone by way of the break, and while the Arabs hesitated without, he sprang, catlike
, for the opening, grasped the top of the wall and clambered out upon the roof, dropping instantly to the ground at the rear of the hut.
, alighted upon four out-sprawled feet, the weight of the ape-man crushing him to earth, the long knife again imbedded in his side.