He heard her approach and withdraw
from the partially open door; and twice or three times he even saw the shadow of a person intercept the light.
Haidee's only reply was to direct her servant by a sign to withdraw
the tapestried curtain that hung before the door of her boudoir, the framework of the opening thus made serving as a sort of border to the graceful tableau presented by the young girl's picturesque attitude and appearance.
His idea was, first, to concentrate all the artillery in the center, and secondly, to withdraw
the cavalry to the other side of the dip.
Surrounded by angry, muttering warriors who seemed to be but waiting some slight pretext to transfix him with their menacing spears the Russian could do naught else than withdraw
Unwilling to lose his filberts, and yet unable to withdraw
his hand, he burst into tears and bitterly lamented his disappointment.
At the same time I was resolved not to lose even the smallest opportunity of trying to plead Laura's cause, and I told him boldly that I regretted his generosity had not carried him one step farther, and induced him to withdraw
from the engagement altogether.