He delighted to witness Hindley degrading himself past redemption; and became daily more notable for savage sullenness and ferocity.
When he saw my horse’s breast fairly pushing the barrier, he did put out his hand to unchain it, and then sullenly preceded me up the causeway, calling, as we entered the court, — ’Joseph, take Mr. Lockwood’s horse; and bring up some wine.’
’You won’t give me a chance of life, you mean,’ she said, sullenly.
He seemed a sullen, patient child; hardened, perhaps, to illtreatment: he would stand Hindley’s blows without winking or shedding a tear, and my pinches moved him only to draw in a breath and open his eyes, as if he had hurt himself by accident, and nobody was to blame.
Heathcliff, dear! you should not be sullen now.
He is quieter now than he used to be, if no one provokes him: more sullen and depressed, and less furious.
’Worse,’ I replied, ’because more sullen with it.’
I was vain of his commendations, and softened towards the being by whose means I earned them, and thus Hindley lost his last ally: still I couldn’t dote on Heathcliff, and I wondered often what my master saw to admire so much in the sullen boy; who never, to my recollection, repaid his indulgence by any sign of gratitude.
He grew sullen, and began to swear.
…the kitchen also, when the master wanted to have the house to himself! and though in the beginning she either left it at his approach, or quietly joined in my occupations, and shunned remarking or addressing him — and though he was always as sullen and silent as possible — after a while, she changed her behaviour, and became incapable of letting him alone: talking at him; commenting on his stupidity and idleness; expressing her wonder how he could endure the life he lived — how he…
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