And the "log" was indeed so, for there was a sudden flash of white teeth, a long red opening showed, and then came a click
as an immense alligator, having opened and closed his mouth, sank out of sight in a swirl of water.
Edna could hear the whispering voices of dead men and the click
of muffled gold.
He very seldom used the whip; I knew by his voice, and his click
, when he wanted to get on fast, and by the rein where I was to go; so there was no need for whipping; but I must go back to my story.
Suddenly he heard the quick, short click
of a horse's hoof behind him; and, before he could fairly awake from his surprise, young Master George sprang into the wagon, threw his arms tumultuously round his neck, and was sobbing and scolding with energy.
To the billiard-room I hastened: the click
of balls and the hum of voices resounded thence; Mr.
Ere long, I heard the click
of the latch, and Catherine flew up-stairs, breathless and wild; too excited to show gladness: indeed, by her face, you would rather have surmised an awful calamity.
These scissors, owing to an especial warning of Dolly's, had been kept carefully out of Eppie's reach; but the click
of them had had a peculiar attraction for her ear, and watching the results of that click
, she had derived the philosophic lesson that the same cause would produce the same effect.
In a second he heard the click
of a revolver, and saw the gleam of a polished barrel, pointing straight at his head, and the dusky form of a short, thick-set man facing him.
At that moment, the clock on the mantlepiece gave its warning click
and the first stroke of twelve struck.
The air was full of all the night noises that, taken together, make one big silence-- the click
of one bamboo stem against the other, the rustle of something alive in the undergrowth, the scratch and squawk of a half-waked bird (birds are awake in the night much more often than we imagine), and the fall of water ever so far away.
Just as the click
of the reaper means bread, and the purr of the sewing-machine means clothes, and the roar of the Bessemer converter means steel, and the rattle of the press means education, so the ring of the telephone bell has come to mean unity and organization.
And then something gave, there was a momentary feeling of nausea, a sharp click
as of the snapping of a steel wire, and I stood with my back against the wall of the cave facing my unknown foe.