The remains of my breakfast of bread and milk stood on the table, and having crumbled a morsel of roll, I was tugging
at the sash to put out the crumbs on the window- sill, when Bessie came running upstairs into the nursery.
So he walked on about a hundred yards, and then he heard above him in the branches such a screaming and chirping that he looked up, and there he saw a heap of birds tearing a cloth with their beaks and feet, shrieking, tugging
, and fighting, as if each wanted it for himself.
When Akut was by, the small folk kept their distance, but with Korak they were less shy and when both the males were gone they would come close to Meriem, tugging
at her ornaments or playing with Geeka, who was a never ending source of amusement to them.
The dead man, swinging with bended back, seemed to be obsti- nately tugging
, in ludicrous and awful ways, for the possession of the flag.
Thus, then, did these two devise a knot of war and battle, that none could unloose or break, and set both sides tugging
at it, to the failing of men's knees beneath them.
Again the parties were on their feet, again there was a tugging
and struggling, as if strength alone could decide the combat, until one was precipitated from the brow of the cliff, and sent headlong into the deep stream that whirled below.
It will be so, if God pleases," said Strickland, tugging
off his hoots.
They followed, tugging
at the hand- sleigh, while nearer and nearer came the roaring march of the ice.