I walked with the utmost circumspection, to avoid treading
on any stragglers who might remain in the streets, although the orders were very strict, that all people should keep in their houses, at their own peril.
So they began solemnly dancing round and round Alice, every now and then treading
on her toes when they passed too close, and waving their forepaws to mark the time, while the Mock Turtle sang this, very slowly and sadly:--
said Little Klaus to his sack, at the same time treading
on it again so that it squeaked even louder than before.
Our way now lay through a region scarce passable, and full of serpents, which were continually creeping between our legs; we might have avoided them in the day, but being obliged, that we might avoid the excessive heats, to take long marches in the night, we were every moment treading
And now bright smiling dawn came on apace; the flowers of the field, revived, raised up their heads, and the crystal waters of the brooks, murmuring over the grey and white pebbles, hastened to pay their tribute to the expectant rivers; the glad earth, the unclouded sky, the fresh breeze, the clear light, each and all showed that the day that came treading
on the skirts of morning would be calm and bright.
The fruit had fallen from the trees and lay rotting on the ground; a cow was feeding on the lawn and treading
down the flowers in the borders, while a goat browsed on the shoots of the vines and munched the unripe grapes.
Slowly they were approaching, voicing their weird, plaintive call, and behind them, as far as Korak's eyes could pierce the verdure, rose solid walls of their fellows treading
close upon their heels.
I would see one of the clumsy bovine-creatures who worked the launch treading
heavily through the undergrowth, and find myself asking, trying hard to recall, how he differed from some really human yokel trudging home from his mechanical labours; or I would meet the Fox-bear woman's vulpine, shifty face, strangely human in its speculative cunning, and even imagine I had met it before in some city byway.
The thunderclaps, treading
one on the heels of another and with a strange crackling accompaniment, sounded more like the working of a gigantic electric machine than the usual detonating reverberations.
Virginia walked in it, leaning on her mother's arm and treading
the dead vine leaves.
They took the clothes out of the waggon, put them in the water, and vied with one another in treading
them in the pits to get the dirt out.
For a time they stole softly, treading
with their toes.