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  • ’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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