As soon as they descried me they set up a shout of welcome; and a band of them came dancing towards me, chanting
as they approached some wild recitative.
We may not forgo The chanting
of the daw The stork also, That maketh her nest In chimnies to rest.
At the first hint of dawn the chanting
of the priests of Opar brought Tarzan to wakefulness.
Looking about him, he noticed that the coyote had ceased its noise and was running away along the crest of the hill, and behind it, in full pursuit, no longer chanting
, ran the naked creature he had encountered in the garden.
That dark hut, these grotesque dim figures, just flecked here and there by a glimmer of light, and all of them swaying in unison and chanting
He was not very long in doubt; for, while he was surveying it with that knowing look which people assume when they are contemplating for the first time portraits which they ought to recognise but don't, the dwarf threw down the newspaper from which he had been chanting
the words already quoted, and seizing a rusty iron bar, which he used in lieu of poker, dealt the figure such a stroke on the nose that it rocked again.
Those below, without firewood, on the bitter rim of Crater Lake, heard from the driving obscurity above them a weird voice chanting
: "Like Argus of the ancient times, We leave this modern Greece, Tum-tum, tum-tum, tum, tum, tum-tum, To shear the Golden Fleece."
All were silently crossing themselves, and the reading of the church service, the subdued chanting
of deep bass voices, and in the intervals sighs and the shuffling of feet were the only sounds that could be heard.
Then would come the rhythm--a clapping of hands; the beating of a stick upon a log; the example of one that leaped with repetitions; or the chanting
of one that uttered, explosively and regularly, with inflection that rose and fell, "A-bang, a-bang!
They enjoyed drinking out of the shallow cup of warm red wine and water, and they were still more pleased when the priest, flinging back his stole and taking both their hands in his, led them round the lectern to the accompaniment of bass voices chanting
"Glory to God."
Obedient to the sign, the girls raised the bier to the elevation of their heads, and advanced with slow and regulated steps, chanting
, as they proceeded, another wailing song in praise of the deceased.
, my dear Planchet; I have remarked that nations prefer singing a merry chant to the plain chant.