And why should he give it up, he reasoned -- the signal
did not come the night before, so why should it be any more likely to come to-night?
and how signal
have been his deliverance and preservation in the midst of a nation of pitiless enemies!
Reed occupied her usual seat by the fireside; she made a signal
to me to approach; I did so, and she introduced me to the stony stranger with the words: "This is the little girl respecting whom I applied to you.
The Prince acquiesced, however, although his disposition was precisely of that kind which is apt to be obstinate upon trifles, and, assuming his throne, and being surrounded by his followers, gave signal
to the heralds to proclaim the laws of the tournament, which were briefly as follows:
I had thought it to be the blind man's trumpet, so to speak, summoning his crew to the assault, but I now found that it was a signal
from the hillside towards the hamlet, and from its effect upon the buccaneers, a signal
to warn them of approaching danger.
Sancho, however, happening to observe the signal
of the white cloth, exclaimed, "May I die, if my master has not overcome the wild beasts, for he is calling to us.
Then Robin drew forth his bugle and winded the three signal
blasts of the band.
Now, I had made no attempt to walk, since my first signal
failure, except while tightly grasping Tars Tarkas' arm, and so now I went skipping and flitting about among the desks and chairs like some monstrous grasshopper.
Aronnax, will remain in the library, two steps from us, waiting my signal
The flag was run up at half-mast, and, this being the signal
of distress, it was hoped that the American steamer, perceiving it, would change her course a little, so as to succour the pilot-boat.
Besides, a signal
made half a league out at sea, and to which The Young Amelia replied by a similar signal
, indicated that the moment for business had come.
Meanwhile, Athos, in his concealment, waited in vain the signal
to recommence his work.