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.
Now, when he finds the convenience of her presence
, he will make all manner of lying speeches and false, fair promises for the future, and she will believe him, and then her condition will be ten times worse and ten times more irremediable than before.'
He's the 'child's presence
,' you know; and he'll be so glad to be it.
But, directly he would have made a step to come nearer to her, she was aware of his presence
, pushed away the watering pot, and turned her flushed face towards him.
I had not known the deceased--I had never seen him--I was not aware of his presence
at Old Welmingham--and I had not been in the vestry at the finding of the body.
She began to wish she had not come; her presence
was not necessary.
Then the minister came, and in that overshadowing presence
the lesser lights went into eclipse.