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Dudley Pickering's first impulse was to stride briskly up to the intruder, tap him on the shoulder, and ask him what the devil he wanted; but a second look showed him that the other was built on too ample a scale to make this advisable.
Considering the man as an intruder on their business, whose success might deprive them of the credit and reward of making the discovery, they took advantage of their superiority in numbers, and of their being first in the field, and carefully misled the stranger before they ventured any further with their own investigations.
D'Artagnan looked at Athos to know if he ought to reply to this intruder who thus mixed unmasked in their conversation.
"Sir Wingrave Seton, I believe?" the intruder said cheerfully.
While these instants lasted, indeed, I had the extraordinary chill of feeling that it was I who was the intruder. It was as a wild protest against it that, actually addressing her--"You terrible, miserable woman!"--I heard myself break into a sound that, by the open door, rang through the long passage and the empty house.
He was quite alone, and so absorbed that he did not notice the intruder. Mr.
I am by no means naturally nervous, and the very few glasses of Lafitte which I had sipped served to embolden me no little, so that I felt nothing of trepidation, but merely uplifted my eyes with a leisurely movement, and looked carefully around the room for the intruder. I could not, however, perceive any one at all.
Before he knew what he was doing, he had slashed the intruder twice and sprung clear.
Barbicane and his colleagues devoured with their eyes the intruder who had so boldly placed himself in antagonism to their enterprise.
So radical was the change in him that he seemed almost an intruder in the house.
And still the King slept on, or mourned the vanity of his might and his power, while the thin-lipped intruder put the impress of his cold and implacable spirit upon the sky and sea.
It made him nervous to feel himself an intruder; but he had learned to hide his feelings, and they found him quiet and unobtrusive.