I took a seat at the
end of the hearthstone opposite that towards which my landlord advanced,
and fill1ed up an interval of silence by attempting to caress the canine
mother, who had left her nursery, and was sneaking wolfishly to the back
of my legs, her lip curled up, her white teeth watering for a snatch.
Not anxious to come
in contact with their fangs, I sat still—but imaging they would scarcely
understand tacit insults, unfortunately indulged in winking and making
faces at the trio, and some turn of my physiognomy so irritated madam,
that she sudden broke into a fury, and leapt on my knees. I flung her back,
and hastened to interpose the table between us. This proceeding aroused
the whole hive.
On opening the little
door, two hairy monsters flew at my throat, bearing me down and extinguishing
the light, while a mingled guffaw, from Heathcliff and Hareton, put the
copestone on my rage and humiliation.
As an instance, I remember
Mr. Earnshaw once bought a couple of colts at the parish fair, and gave
the lads each one.
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You are a dog in the
manger, Cathy, and desire no one to be loved but yourself!
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You are an impertinent
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We were quarrelling
like cats about you, Heathcliff.
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And he stared hard at
the object of discourse, as one might do at a strange repulsive animal,
a centipede from the Indies, for instance, which curiosity leads one to
examine in spite of the aversion it raises.
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I felt that God had
forsaken the stray sheep there to its own wicked wanderings, and an evil
beast prowled between it and the fold, waiting his time to spring and destroy.
Her cousin had shrunk
into a corner of the settle, as quiet as a mouse, congratulating himself,
I dare say.
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“ He’ll undertake to torture any number of cats
if their teeth be drawn, and their claws pared.
“ Keep your eft’s fingers
off; and move, or I’ll kick you!” cried Heathcliff, brutally repulsing
her. “I’d rather be hugged by a snake. How the devil can you dream of fawning
on me? I detest you!”