’It was your servant Zillah,’ I replied, flinging myself on to the floor, and rapidly resuming my garments.
She flung the tea back, spoon and all, and resumed her chair in a pet; her forehead corrugated, and her red under-lip pushed out, like a child’s ready to cry.
I resumed my song; not having forgotten her recent behaviour.
’I have waited here an hour,’ he resumed, while I continued staring; ’and the whole of that time all round has been as still as death.
The curtains were still looped up at one corner, and I resumed my station as spy; because, if Catherine had wished to return, I intended shattering their great glass panes to a million of fragments, unless they let her out.
’There’s no press in the room, and never was,’ said I, resuming my seat, and looping up the curtain that I might watch her.
She paused, and resumed with a strange smile.
I replaced it in her lap, and stood waiting till it should please her to glance down; but that movement was so long delayed that at last I resumed — ’Must I read it, ma’am?
Mr. Linton had resumed his seat by the bed; on my re-entrance, he raised his eyes, read the meaning of my blank aspect, and dropped them without giving an order, or uttering a word.
After a pause and a prolonged gaze, she resumed; addressing me in accents of indignant disappointment:— ’Oh, you see, Nelly, he would not relent a moment to keep me out of the grave.
’How did she die?’ he resumed, at last — fain, notwithstanding his hardihood, to have a support behind him; for, after the struggle, he trembled, in spite of himself, to his very finger-ends.
But Heathcliff affirms his principal reason for resuming a connection with his ancient persecutor is a wish to instal himself in quarters at walking distance from the Grange, and an attachment to the house where we lived together; and likewise a hope that I shall have more opportunities of seeing him there than I could have if he settled in Gimmerton.
Spring advanced; yet my master gathered no real strength, though he resumed his walks in the grounds with his daughter.
He resumed his former occupation, closing his lids, as if he meant to drop asleep.
Mr. Heathcliff looked at him a bit, and then silently resumed his breakfast and his interrupted musing.
’Master Heathcliff,’ I resumed, ’have you forgotten all Catherine’s kindness to you last winter, when you affirmed you loved her, and when she brought you books and sung you songs, and came many a time through wind and snow to see you?
After a short period he resumed his meditation on the picture, took it down and leant it against the sofa to contemplate it at better advantage; and while so occupied Catherine entered, announcing that she was ready, when her pony should be saddled.
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