It was plain that she was following a train of thought
independent of her sister-in-law's words.
But he had no time to continue with this train of thought
, for Lawson poured out a frank recital of his affair with Ruth Chalice.
It would make him discontented and unhappy." These words sank deep into my heart, stirred up sentiments within that lay slumbering, and called into existence an entirely new train of thought
. It was a new and special revelation, ex- plaining dark and mysterious things, with which my youthful understanding had struggled, but struggled in vain.
At such intervals, after a few moments of abstraction, Ralph would mutter some peevish interjection, and apply himself with renewed steadiness of purpose to the ledger before him, but again and again the same train of thought
came back despite all his efforts to prevent it, confusing him in his calculations, and utterly distracting his attention from the figures over which he bent.
Worn out in mind and body alike, I was perfectly incapable of pursuing any regular train of thought
. I vaguely felt--if I left things as they were--that I could never hope to remove the shadow which now rested on the married life that had begun so brightly.
So when I saw you throw down your paper and enter upon a train of thought
, I was very happy to have the opportunity of reading it off, and eventually of breaking into it, as a proof that I had been in rapport with you."
He had a habit, Mary remarked, and she had never noticed it so clearly before, of letting his sentences tail away in a continuous murmur, whereupon he passed into a state of abstraction, presumed by his children to indicate some train of thought
too profound for utterance.
She was not dwelling upon any particular train of thought
. She had done all the thinking which was necessary after Robert went away, when she lay awake upon the sofa till morning.
She was subtly perturbed by it, and more than once, though she knew not why, it disrupted her train of thought
with its delicious intrusion and compelled her to grope for the remainder of ideas partly uttered.
Marner's cottage had no thatch; and Dunstan's first act, after a train of thought
made rapid by the stimulus of cupidity, was to go up to the bed; but while he did so, his eyes travelled eagerly over the floor, where the bricks, distinct in the fire-light, were discernible under the sprinkling of sand.
Ever since they had found the skeleton and got upon this train of thought
, they had spoken lower and lower, and they had almost got to whispering by now, so that the sound of their talk hardly interrupted the silence of the wood.
She could go there after anything unpleasant below, and find immediate consolation in some pursuit, or some train of thought