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The Fish, panting convulsively, thus entreated for his life: "O Sir, what good can I be to you, and how little am I worth?
There, among some young pine trees and furze bushes, I stopped, panting, and waited further developments.
After he had travelled a little way, he spied a dog lying by the roadside and panting as if he were tired.
Glinda came up a moment later, riding the still vigorous Saw-Horse; and having unwound a slender golden thread from her girdle the Sorceress threw it over the head of the panting and helpless Griffin, and so destroyed the magical power of Mombi's transformation.
Just at this moment a circumstance, the most unexpected, the most extraordinary and incredible, occurred to rouse afresh their panting spirits, and to throw every mind into a state of the most violent excitement.
The twain cantered along for some time without speech, Tess as she clung to him still panting in her triumph, yet in other respects dubious.
For a few minutes they heard the panting of the tired little horse and the drunken shouting of the peasants.
She seized him by the sleeve with her good hand, panting wildly, "No, no, Jurgis!
M'ling flung himself down just outside the doorway and began panting like a dog.
Again and again he missed his writhing and struggling victim, but though puffing and panting with his exertions, he still continued them; and after striking a sufficient number of blows to have demolished an entire drove of oxen, with one crashing stroke he laid him dead at his feet.
The driver in his bast shoes ran panting up to it, placed a stone under one of its tireless hind wheels, and began arranging the breech-band on his little horse.
He pointed to his dress and to his bandaged head, and still panting for breath, glanced round the room; then faced towards Hugh again.