But the thing that baffled them all was her instant consciousness of the presence
of carnivora that others, exerting their faculties to the utmost, could neither see nor hear.
But now, as I went up to him, and stood beside him in sad silence, I felt the presence
of a new element that blended us as we had never been blent before.
As I entered the royal presence
the jeddak rose, and stepping from the dais which supported his magnificent throne, came forward to meet me--a mark of distinction that is seldom accorded to other than a visiting ruler.
"I am indeed, in a certain sense a Circle," replied the Voice, "and a more perfect Circle than any in Flatland; but to speak more accurately, I am many Circles in one." Then he added more mildly, "I have a message, dear Madam, to your husband, which I must not deliver in your presence
; and, if you would suffer us to retire for a few minutes " But my Wife would not listen to the proposal that our august Visitor should so incommode himself, and assuring the Circle that the hour of her own retirement had long passed, with many reiterated apologies for her recent indiscretion, she at last retreated to her apartment.
In the house that poetic dullness and quiet reigned which always accompanies the presence
of a betrothed couple.
Muldoon had been right, absolutely, with her figure of their "craping"; and the presence
he watched for would roam restlessly too.
Then the minister came, and in that overshadowing presence
the lesser lights went into eclipse.
She knew that the fact of his presence
would create an impression.
In the mind of the Belgian only the presence
of a sinister and malevolent force could account for the phenomenon.
He possessed a book of photographs from the Greek statues; the head of a goddess, if the lower part were concealed, had often given him the ecstasy of being in Katharine's presence
. He took it down from the shelf and found the picture.
``Answer it to our lord, then, old housefiend,'' said the man, and retired; leaving Rebecca in company with the old woman, upon whose presence
she had been thus unwillingly forced.
Still, the presence
of Monte Cristo at such an hour, his mysterious, fanciful, and extraordinary entrance into her room through the wall, might well seem impossibilities to her shattered reason.