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  • When weary-footed evening comes down to the folds whither the cattle have returned, you never trim the house lamps nor walk to the bridal bed with a tremulous heart and a wavering smile on your lips, glad that the dark hours are so secret.

    The Fugitive

  • Don't you suppose I've been watching you slowly winning back to your old dear self -- tired, weary-footed, desolate, almost hopeless, yet always surely finding your way back through the dreadful twilight to the dear, sweet, generous self that I know so well -- the straightforward, innocent, brave little self that grew at my knee!

    The Danger Mark

  • You are to imagine Dawn, trailing weary-footed over the interminable plain, to find Gueldersdorp, lonely before, and before threatened, now isolated like some undaunted coral rock in mid-Pacific, crested with screaming sea-birds, girt with roaring breakers, set in the midst of waters haunted by myriads of hungry sharks.

    The Dop Doctor

  • The progress of the weary-footed mules or oxen was now through ravines and around rocks; up narrow paths which the melting snows have washed out; sometimes between beetling cliffs, often to their very edge, where hundreds of feet below the Trail the tall trees seemed diminished into shrubs.

    The old Santa Fe trail The Story of a Great Highway

  • She was cool now; weary-footed, sick at heart, and yearning to be alone.

    Moods

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