Phrases with "heard"

H. Rider Haggard I had the letters moved when I heard that you were coming to nurse me. Dawn by H. Rider Haggard

Andrew Lang During the night he heard a howling and outcry beside them, struck a light in a hurry and saw an ugly dog’s skin lying near him, and a beautiful Prince in the bed. The Yellow Fairy Book by Andrew Lang

G. K. Chesterton But Grimm heard his reassuring voice coming out of the newly-uncovered abyss, and saying cheerily: “Come along down. Four Faultless Felons by G. K. Chesterton [1930]

Elizabeth Gaskell Whether these latter heard it or not, no one could tell; but it seemed as if all human voice must be lost in the tempestuous stun and tumult of wind and wave. Sylvia’s Lovers by Elizabeth Gaskell [1863]

Henry James I have always heard a great deal about it, have n’t you? I must say it ‘s lovely; it ‘s had a wonderful effect upon me. Confidence by Henry James [1879]

Julian Hawthorne I had never heard him argue a case before a jury; but had I been the presiding judge himself, I was convinced that Calbot could have moulded my opinions to whatsoever issue he had pleased. Calbot’s Rival by Julian Hawthorne

Rudyard Kipling I heard California, at my ear it seemed, gasping: ‘He’s a fighter from FightersVille sure!’ as his fish made a fresh break across the stream. From Sea to Sea by Rudyard Kipling [1899]

Thomas Hardy Ha, ha, ha!’ ‘Haw, haw, haw!’ laughed Martin Cannister, who had heard the explanation of this striking story for the hundredth time. A Pair of Blue Eyes by Thomas Hardy [1899]

Sir Walter Scott The alarm which he excited seemed still to continue, for a dropping shot or two were heard at a great distance, which seemed to serve as an addition to the mirth of Duncan and his comrades. Waverley by Sir Walter Scott [1829]

She justified my perspicacity one day by leaving me for a loathsome little Jew. The last time I heard of her she had been turned out of a gambling hell in his company. In the Quarter by Robert W. Chambers

Heaven heard his prayer; new buds instantly shot forth, and the tree has since continued to thrive luxuriantly. Life in Mexico by Frances Calderon de la Barca [1843]

Wilkie Collins Unfortunately, Scarammuccia heard it too. After Dark by Wilkie Collins [1856]

Wilkie Collins I heard news of her while I was in Sussex, which hurried me back to town. Little Novels by Wilkie Collins [1887]

Elizabeth Gaskell They had just time to shut themselves up in the larger bed-room, before they heard a scuffle and the constables’ entry down-stairs. Sylvia’s Lovers by Elizabeth Gaskell [1863]

It was because her mind was so full of Innes that she was startled when she heard Mrs Nash say: “Mary, darling. Miss Pym Disposes by Josephine Tey

It was hushed for a moment, and then I heard human voices. Prester John by John Buchan

G. K. Chesterton The chairman (Mr. Huggins) said that he was sure that they had all been pleased to listen to such distinguished lecturers as they had heard for some time past (hear, hear). The Napoleon of Notting Hill by G. K. Chesterton

Ivan Turgenev The next day Fabio heard of his happy fate, while all that was left for Muzzio was to keep his word, and submit. Dream tales and prose poems by Ivan Turgenev

H. G. Wells The whole pile of pots went headlong, and I heard shouting and footsteps running from all parts. The Invisible Man by H. G. Wells [1897]

I don’t like to think wrong of anybody, but when I heard that Mrs. Webb (God bless her!) was murdered last night for money, I couldn’t rest for the weight of this thing on my conscience. Agatha Webb by Anna Katharine Green

H. Rider Haggard Of George, Angela had neither seen nor heard anything for some time — not since she received the welcome letter in which he relinquished his suit. Dawn by H. Rider Haggard

He heard the footsteps of the gardener as he hastened to open it, heard the gate turn upon its hinges, then the measured tramp of soldiers in the court-yard. The Honor of the Name by Émile Gaboriau

He should have repudiated such an idea with scorn if he had not heard it from her own lips. Red Pottage by Mary Cholmondeley [1899]

Sinclair Lewis He heard Max Gottlieb saying, “Martin, you haf done your experiment. Arrowsmith by Sinclair Lewis [1925]

Never heard I tale of better hunting weeds. The Nibelungenlied by translated by Daniel B. Shumway

I heard voices talking loudly behind me, too. Romance by Joseph Conrad and Ford Madox Ford [1903]

Arnold Bennett The music could be heard plainly, and beneath it the dull shuffling of feet on the bare boards of the drawing-room. These Twain by Arnold Bennett [1916]

George Meredith Madame d’Auffray heard some of their dialogue, and hurried with a mouth full of comedy to Renee, who did not reproach them for silly beings, as would be done elsewhere. Beauchamp's Career by George Meredith [1875]

Jacques Futrelle She heard the metallic sound again and then several heavy objects were poured out on the ground. The Chase of the Golden Plate by Jacques Futrelle [1906]

Charles Dickens You left the Maypole, alone?’ ‘And walked homeward alone, until I had nearly reached the place where you found me, when I heard the gallop of a horse. Barnaby Rudge by Charles Dickens [1841]

And now I heard of him, clothed and in his right mind, deliberate, insinuating, admiring vistas, smelling flowers, and talking like a book. The Wrecker by Robert Louis Stevenson and Lloyd Osbourne

H. G. Wells I heard a kind of yelp behind me, and there they were in this canoe affair — it wasn’t properly a boat — and, perhaps, twenty yards from land. The Stolen Bacillus and other incidents by H. G. Wells [1895]

Robert Louis Stevenson Nobody heard him, and nobody saw, His is a picture you never could draw, But he’s sure to be present, abroad or at home, When children are happy and playing alone. A Child’s Garden of Verses by Robert Louis Stevenson

Ivan Turgenev I heard behind me a long, broken sigh, like the quiver of a broken string, and when I turned again, no trace was left of the nymphs. Dream tales and prose poems by Ivan Turgenev

A. E. W. Mason He saw again the room in London overlooking the quiet trees and lawns of St. James’s Park, he heard the knock upon the door, he took the telegram from his servant’s hand. The Four Feathers by A. E. W. Mason [1902]

Edith Wharton I broke the seals and was glancing through the letters when I heard an exclamation at my back. The Spark by Edith Wharton

Charles Kingsley I knew that Mrs. Trebooze would suspect that the world had heard of his mishap, and took care to let her know that I knew, by coming up to inquire for him. Two Years Ago by Charles Kingsley

Then suddenly in the middle of it all I heard the roll of wheels, they came closer and closer, then they stopped, the gates were thrown open, and a second or two later the van rolled into the yard. The Beautiful White Devil by Guy Boothby [1897]

Arthur Conan Doyle I was about fifty yards away from the hut, when I heard issuing from it the sound which of all others I least expected to hear. The Mystery of Sasassa Valley by Arthur Conan Doyle

Rudyard Kipling At that I tuk Love-o’-Women by the scruff an’ threw him under a bowlder, an’ whin I sat down I heard the bullets patterin’ on that same good stone. Many Inventions by Rudyard Kipling [1893]

Percy Bysshe Shelley Verezzi heard the clattering of hoofs—What was his horror to see that Zastrozzi, Bernardo, and Ugo, were the horsemen! Overcome by terror, he clung to the rugged branch. Zastrozzi by Percy Bysshe Shelley [1810]

E. Phillips Oppenheim They even fancied that they heard a human cry. The Spy Paramount by E. Phillips Oppenheim [1934]

Andrew Lang He heard also a multitude of footsteps, as if the church was being filled with people. The Pink Fairy Book by Andrew Lang

Henry Kingsley Bob; but I was with Lady Welter just after the race, and I heard more tlian I ought to have heard. Ravenshoe by Henry Kingsley [1861]

Amid this vast tumult which reigned in the Louvre and filled it with frightful clamors, could be heard the rattling of musketry more and more insistently repeated. Marguerite de Valois by Alexandre Dumas

She even went so far as to ask her husband one day if he had ever heard that the house was haunted, and whether there was any record of crime or wrong that had been done in it in the past. Fenton’s Quest by Mary Elizabeth Braddon [1871]

D. H. Lawrence Out of the intense silence, the mother’s voice was heard saying, cold and angry: ‘Well, you shouldn’t take so much notice of her. Women in Love by D. H. Lawrence

M. R. James Asked if he heard the voice singing outside the house, he said ‘No,’ but the door into the kitchen was shut, and there was a high wind: but says that no one could mistake Ann Clark’s voice. More Ghost Stories of an Antiquary by M. R. James

John Galsworthy So many different kinds now — he had lost track! In his young days one could tell them — La France, Marechal Niel, and Gloire de Dijon — nothing else to speak of; you never heard of THEM now. Swan Song by John Galsworthy

Lester heard it; to her it sounded precisely what it was, clear and distinct. All Hallows’ Eve by Charles Williams [1945]

Maria Edgeworth Victoire heard this bad news from the old steward, who was turned out of the castle, along with his son, the very day after her rejection of the proposed conditions. Madame de Fleury by Maria Edgeworth

Morgan Robertson You hear?” “Yes, I heard it — the murdering scoundrel,” said the captain. The Wreck of the Titan by Morgan Robertson

Arthur Morrison You have, I suppose, already communicated with the police?” “I wired to Shopperton at once, as soon as I heard of the matter. The Chronicles of Martin Hewitt by Arthur Morrison

H. G. Wells While going through a leafy jungle on our road thither, we heard a rabbit squealing. The Island of Doctor Moreau by H. G. Wells [1896]

Sinclair Lewis His knees grew sick and old and quavery as he heard the landlady’s voice loud below-stairs: “Now wot do they want? It’s eleven o’clock. Our Mr. Wrenn by Sinclair Lewis

George Meredith Ladies whom he had only heard of as ladies of some beauty incurred his wrath for having lovers or taking husbands. The Egoist by George Meredith [1879]

Jules Verne They had reached half-way down the slope, when a voice was heard from the opening of the grotto. In Search of the Castaways by Jules Verne [1873]

Months passed away, and, contrary to his expectation, and, indeed, to the direct promise of the parties, Gerard Douw heard nothing of his niece or her worshipful spouse. Schalken the Painter by J. Sheridan Le Fanu [1851]

Caroline Lamb I heard not long after one piteous shriek, and then all was silent. Glenarvon by Caroline Lamb [1816]

Elizabeth Gaskell She had not heard Sylvia’s sweeping passage through the kitchen; but half an hour afterwards she was startled up by Kester’s abrupt entry. Sylvia’s Lovers by Elizabeth Gaskell [1863]

Edgar Allan Poe Of course a wide field lay before us for discovery, and it was with feelings of most intense interest that I heard Captain Guy express his resolution of pushing boldly to the southward. The Narrative of Arthur Gordon Pym of Nantucket by Edgar Allan Poe

Anthony Trollope After all, why should she write to me when the affair is over? You’ve heard of Mrs. Western, I suppose?” “Yes; I’ve heard of her. Kept in the Dark by Anthony Trollope [1882]

Edith Wharton I say, Bishop, you’re not going —?” “Not till I’ve heard this,” said the Bishop, settling himself in his chair with an indulgent smile. The Descent of Man and other stories by Edith Wharton [1903]

Henry Handel Richardson Listen! I think I heard Papa. Run and tell him to slip on another coat, and come in and see the fun. Ultima Thule by Henry Handel Richardson

I know some of the music—of course, the Toreador song; but I have never heard the whole opera. A Book of Ghosts by S. Baring-Gould [1904]

Edgar Wallace Behind him he heard the soft purr of a motor-car, and, racing up the slope, he came into view of a red tail-light as it disappeared down the broad drive towards the road. Planetoid 127 by Edgar Wallace [1927]

But nothing of importance was discovered by the pair on foot, and nothing seen or heard by their mounted comrade. Stingaree by E. W. Hornung [1905]

The Torr was so remote from the ordinary routes of traffic, that the noises were not likely to be heard often, even allowing that there were noises to hear. Sandstone Torr by Ellen Wood [1874]

They had never heard that an ogre was ever called “monsieur le baron”. Louise de la Valliere by Alexandre Dumas [1848-1850]

Edgar Allan Poe Upon reaching the first landing, heard two voices in loud and angry contention-the one a gruff voice, the other much shriller — a very strange voice. The Murders in the Rue Morgue by Edgar Allan Poe

Seven miles out are the Goodwin Sands (you’ve heard of the Goodwin Sands?), whence floating lights perpetually wink after dark, as if they were carrying on intrigues with the servants. Dickens by Adolphus William Ward [1882]

William Makepeace Thackeray The little room in which we sat was padded with missionary tracts, but I heard of scarce any converts — not more than are made by our own Episcopal establishment. Notes of a Journey From Cornhill to Grand Cairo by William Makepeace Thackeray

George Meredith Vittoria heard him repeat his “I wish!” It heightened greatly her conception of the sacrifice he would be making on her behalf and charity’s. Vittoria by George Meredith [1867]

G. K. Chesterton My attention for a moment released by victory, I could hear Basil’s voice finishing some long sentence of which I had not heard the beginning. The Club of Queer Trades by G. K. Chesterton [1905]

Abraham Merri I heard a wailing, low, bitter and heartbroken. The Metal Monster by Abraham Merri

Washington Irving Suddenly he heard a groan — his teeth chattered and his knees smote against the saddle: it was but the rubbing of one huge bough upon another, as they were swayed about by the breeze. The Sketch Book of Geoffrey Crayon by Washington Irving

George Gissing Only just in time, for Mrs. Clover was that moment trying the handle when she heard the excluding snap. The Town Traveller by George Gissing [1897]

There was no reason why I should have heard of him. To Love and Be Wise by Josephine Tey [1950]

Andrew Lang At midday, when the sun was right overhead, he heard a rumbling noise from the river, and looking up he saw the head and shoulders of an enormous man emerging from it. The Orange Fairy Book by Andrew Lang

There were those who had heard what he had said. A Second Coming by Richard Marsh [1900]

He heard of the surprising change while he was feeding the pigs: for Becca went out and told him. Sandstone Torr by Ellen Wood [1874]

John Lewis Burckhard At a few miles’ distance we heard from afar the soldier’s loud cursing, and found him walking behind the camel. Travels in Arabia by John Lewis Burckhard

Then, above the riot of the gale, he heard music. The Blanket of the Dark by John Buchan [1931]

Charles Kingsley Once or twice they thought they heard an echo to their song: but they took no note of it, till Cary, who had gone apart for a few minutes, returned, and whispered Amyas away. Westward Ho! by Charles Kingsley

Theodore Dreiser To-night through the closed windows could be heard the sound of distant drums and marching feet. The Titan by Theodore Dreiser

She heard me without the exclamations I expected, her head bent over the pencil she was sharpening, and her silence continued after I had finished. An impossible ideal by Sara Jeannette Duncan [1903]

Look, how it’s moving its head! It’s so huge!” In the silence that had fallen on the room Damaris heard the colloquy. The Place of the Lion by Charles Williams [1931]

John Galsworthy He heard them laugh, and thought to himself: “Well, they get on all right, anyway!” As he expected, Bosinney had come round to fetch him to look at the plans. The Man of Property by John Galsworthy

George Meredith But I heard him asking for Mr. Beaves Urmsing. I’m sure he expected The Marigolds at his Concert.’ ‘Anything to oblige the company,’ said the rustic ready chorister, clearing his throat. One of our Conquerors by George Meredith [1891]

We have the sea before us, and we can’t starve while there’s a fish in it; and besides, I’ve heard there’s plenty of wrecked ships along this shore. Ralph Rashleigh by James Tucker

George MacDonald One or two other passing cabs heard the cry, and made for the place, but the girl had taken care not to call till she was near enough to give her friends the first chance. At the Back of the North Wind by George MacDonald

Guy de Maupassan Georges heard her call him Marquis de Cazolles, and he was suddenly inspired with jealousy. Bel Ami by Guy de Maupassan

I heard of your coming, sir, and indeed I’m your chief heritor. Witch Wood by John Buchan [1927]

Anthony Trollope It seems so unlike what I have always heard of Lady Fawn.” “Lucy can be very headstrong if she pleases,” said Lucy’s lover. The Eustace Diamonds by Anthony Trollope

E. F. Benson She told me that it was never heard except between the hours of two and three in the morning, the hour during which the murder took place. Outside the Door by E. F. Benson

I heard the door open and turned. Rogue Herries by Hugh Walpole [1930]

Henry James I recognised his scruple when, pausing to listen at his gesture of caution, I heard a shrill voice lifted in a sort of rhythmic uncanny chant. The Death of the Lion by Henry James [1894]

Sinclair Lewis She knew that he would want oysters, that he would have heard of Harvey’s apropos of Grant and Blaine, and she took him there. Main Street by Sinclair Lewis

Creeping back to my own room, I waited till I heard her reascend, then I stole forth. The Leavenworth Case by Anna Katharine Green

Sinclair Lewis The room-clerk was yelling, “Oh, Mr. Tartan, could you step this way?” A year ago, Neil would certainly not have stopped, would have seen nothing, would have heard nothing. Kingsblood Royal by Sinclair Lewis

E. Phillips Oppenheim I heard you speak, and the human note was strong in all that you said. A Sleeping Memory by E. Phillips Oppenheim [1902]

Sinclair Lewis Four days later he heard that Ira was dead. Arrowsmith by Sinclair Lewis [1925]

Jack London When Laban heard this he came to me, untied the scalps from his belt, and fastened them to my waist. The Star Rover by Jack London [1915]

You need not look as though you thought I had made acquaintance with him and heard him say it, Mr. Johnny; I only borrowed it from one of Bulwer’s novels that I read the other day. Roger Bevere by Ellen Wood [1884]

I heard the telephone going inside the house. The Red Paste Murders by Arthur Gask [1924]

Henry Lawson Barcoo thought he heard his horse again, and went out in a hurry. While the Billy Boils by Henry Lawson

Margaret Oliphant But Mr. Vincent turned round hastily as he heard a muttered exclamation, “By Jove!” behind him, and fixed the gaze of angry and instinctive repugnance upon the tall figure which brushed past. Salem Chapel by Margaret Oliphant [1862]

I made my horse stand still outside till I heard the bars of the gate put up behind me. Lord Jim by Joseph Conrad [1900]

Charles Kingsley I’ve heard him at it afore, and I’ll present him, with a vengeance, though I’m no church-warden. Westward Ho! by Charles Kingsley

Sinclair Lewis Every time he heard a laugh he was sure that it was directed at him; and because he so uncomfortably looked away from the absent-minded gaze of fellow passengers he made them gaze the harder. Selected Short Stories by Sinclair Lewis

Arthur Conan Doyle Summerlee was weaponless, but I was emptying my magazine as quick as I could fire, and on the further flank we heard the continuous cracking of our companion’s rifles. The Lost World by Arthur Conan Doyle [1912]

Wilkie Collins I am Mrs. Rook. I presume you have heard of Sir Jervis Redwood?” “No.” “Bless my soul! You are a scholar, of course — and you have never heard of one of your own trade. I Say No by Wilkie Collins [1884]

James Joyce He heard the voice of the prefect of the chapel saying the last prayers. A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man by James Joyce

George Gissing Indeed, it was as though he had already heard all the slave had to tell, and so overcome was he by the revelation that speech, even connected thought, was at first impossible. Veranilda by George Gissing [1903]

Florence Dixie She heard his footsteps on the stairs, they passed out into the silent street. Redeemed in Blood by Florence Dixie [1889]

George Elio The cocks began to crow; the gate swung; there was a tramp of footsteps in the yard, and Mr. Gilfil heard Dorcas stirring. Mr. Gilfil’s Love Story by George Elio

I noticed that his eyes watched her as she moved about the room, and once I could have sworn I heard him heave a deep sigh. The Race of Life by Guy Boothby [1906]

James Lawlor was with me in the sunken garden, and he began to speak about James Hattersley. You know it was when we were talking about him last night that I heard that awful noise. A Book of Ghosts by S. Baring-Gould [1904]

Wilkie Collins All the suspicions I had ever heard whispered against his sanity flashed over my mind in an instant, and I involuntarily stepped back a pace or two. The Queen of Hearts by Wilkie Collins [1859]

H. G. Wells I heard more men coming, my cook was lying quiet on the other side of the counter, stunned or scared speechless, and I had to make another dash for it, like a rabbit hunted out of a wood-pile. The Invisible Man by H. G. Wells [1897]

George Gissing I’ve heard all my niece cared to tell me; now I give you the chance of telling your own tale. Our Friend the Charlatan by George Gissing [1899]

I’ve heard how Mr. Hellingsby bullied his poor wife, how he neglected her and how be went after other women. The Grave-digger of Monks Arden by Arthur Gask [1938]

Louisa May Alcott The instant Laurie’s step was heard in the hall, Meg fled into the study, and Mrs. March received the culprit alone. Little Women by Louisa May Alcott [1868]

The dropping of a pin might have been heard among them. The Tragedy in the Palazzo Bardello by Amelia B. Edwards

Washington Irving When I heard him through I inquired, “Does your wife know all this?”— At the question he burst into an agony of tears. The Sketch Book of Geoffrey Crayon by Washington Irving

Roger grew pale to the lips as he heard it. Roger Bevere by Ellen Wood [1884]

The news I had just heard made it melancholy; but nothing could disturb its character of profound serenity, and the enchanted glory and vagueness of the prospect. Carmilla by J. Sheridan Le Fanu

James Joyce You know what they are, I suppose?” “I’ve heard of them,” said Little Chandler. Ignatius Gallaher drank off his whisky and shook his had. Dubliners by James Joyce

It resisted his efforts to get in, and then Jim began to use language which I had never heard from the lips of a cat before, and seldom from the lips of a man. Literature and Life by William Dean Howells

Virginia Woolf She heard laughter, down among the bushes, where the terrace dipped to the bushes. Between the Acts by Virginia Woolf [1941]

Miss Dare ——” “Miss Dare!” Oh, the indescribable tone of this exclamation! Mr. Byrd shuddered as he heard it, and looked at Mr. Mansell with a new feeling, for which he had no name. Hand and Ring by Anna Katharine Green

Rudyard Kipling I heard Hugh cry: “Out! out!” as though he were at Santlache again; I saw Thorkild’s steel cap smitten off his head by a great hairy hand, and I felt an arrow from the ship whistle past my ear. Puck of Pook’s Hill by Rudyard Kipling [1906]

Abraham Merri Millions of miles, it seemed, below the sound of the unearthly hurricane I heard Larry’s voice, thin and ghostlike, beneath its clamour. The Moon Pool by Abraham Merri

He told us he went in to that woman directly he had pulled down the blind, but she now says it was some minutes before he came in, and in the interval she had heard him moving about here in this room. The Night of the Storm by Arthur Gask [1937]

Virginia Woolf She heard the far-away cry of the night watchman —’Just twelve o’clock on a frosty morning’. Orlando by Virginia Woolf [1928]

Benjamin Disraeli And now he heard the tread of distant feet, and a light shone through the key-hole of the nearest door. Vivian Grey by Benjamin Disraeli [1827]

Virginia Woolf Now a bell struck on the bridge, and they heard the lapping of water as it rippled away on either side, and once a bird startled in its sleep creaked, flew on to the next tree, and was silent again. The Voyage Out by Virginia Woolf [1915]

H. G. Wells Suddenly I heard a noise without, the run and smash of slipping plaster, and the triangular aperture in the wall was darkened. The War of the Worlds by H. G. Wells [1898]

M. P. Shiel His trial was a cause célèbre, and hence the false name he gave me at first: the moment I heard you say ‘O’Hara’ I knew the man. The Lord of the Sea by M. P. Shiel [1901]

Elizabeth Gaskell He wanted me to understand something without his saying it; but how could I? I had never heard of a Mademoiselle de Crequy. “‘Virginie!’ at last he uttered. My Lady Ludlow by Elizabeth Gaskell [1858]

He heard quiet talking beyond the portiere within, and presently Tom Corey came out. The Rise of Silas Lapham by William Dean Howells

D. H. Lawrence When Anna Brangwen heard the news, she pressed back her head and rolled her eyes, as if something were reaching forward to bite at her throat. The Rainbow by D. H. Lawrence

John Galsworthy He appeared to pore over the quantities of wine in the decanters, which he carried carefully and rather high, letting his heard droop over them protectingly. The Man of Property by John Galsworthy

Edgar Allan Poe In one of these, we all distinctly heard the mate tell one of the men to “go forward, have an eye upon them, for he wanted no such secret doings on board the brig. The Narrative of Arthur Gordon Pym of Nantucket by Edgar Allan Poe

It wasn’t easy, and half-way down I heard the back door of the house open, and saw the gleam of a lantern against the mill wall. The Thirty-Nine Steps by John Buchan [1915]

Charles Dickens Have you ever heard of any tutor whom you would prefer to another?” I had never heard of any tutor but Biddy and Mr. Wopsle’s great-aunt; so, I replied in the negative. Great Expectations by Charles Dickens [1860]

Rudyard Kipling No! Suleiman-bin-Daoud must be dead, and what we heard and saw was the earth thundering and darkening at the news. Just So Stories for Little Children by Rudyard Kipling [1902]

When I heard you on the stair, I thought that they were coming to finish me off with their dirks. The Charterhouse of Parma by Stendhal

H. G. Wells I heard it give a peculiar thick cry, and forthwith another of these creatures appeared darkly in the deep shadow of the aperture. The War of the Worlds by H. G. Wells [1898]

Andrew Lang But when the sun had set she heard a noise, and saw six swans flying in at the window. The Yellow Fairy Book by Andrew Lang

Arthur Conan Doyle From below we heard the inarticulate murmurings of the two mates, half smothered by the handkerchiefs which gagged them. The Adventures of Gerard by Arthur Conan Doyle [1903]

Anna Katherine Green In a few moments I heard a low rustle in the bushes near me, then a form appeared before my eyes, and a man’s voice whispered: “Is there any one here?” My reply was to glide quietly into view. X Y Z by Anna Katherine Green

Algernon Blackwood Défago, however, heard that low laughter and looked up with surprise on his face. The Wendigo by Algernon Blackwood [1910]

Walter Scott In the centre of the hamlet stood the parish church, and its little Gothic tower, from which at present was heard the Sunday chime of bells. The Heart of Mid-Lothian by Walter Scott [1818]

Jan Neruda Hardly had we been seated when we heard below the sounds of quarreling and oaths. Vampire by Jan Neruda

Jules Verne He had neither seen nor heard me coming. The Survivors of the Chancellor by Jules Verne [1875]

He was about to ask ‘And where is Reuben?’ when they heard the clatter of the horses on the cobbles. Judith Paris by Hugh Walpole [1931]

Sometimes he shrieked, and again, after a period of silence, he could be heard muttering deliriously a long and unintelligible complaint. Lord Jim by Joseph Conrad [1900]

Arthur Conan Doyle From hour to hour he heard the swish of the water, and knew that the barque must be driving with all set, in front of the trade wind. The Dealings of Captain Sharkey by Arthur Conan Doyle [1925]

George Gissing It contradicts all sorts of things I’ve heard you say at other times. The Whirlpool by George Gissing [1896]

The partition is very thin between these two rooms, and I was afraid she had heard me ask Arthur for the grey mare and cutter. The House of the Whispering Pines by Anna Katharine Green

And all Israel heard of the judgment which the king had judged; and they feared the king: for they saw that the wisdom of God was in him, to do judgment. The Doré Gallery of Bible Illustrations by Gustave Doré

Ford Madox Ford I’ve heard fifty persons say your mother was a saint. No More Parades by Ford Madox Ford [1925]

Jane Austen Charles “had never seen a pleasanter man in his life; and from what he had once heard Captain Wentworth himself say, was very sure that he had not made less than twenty thousand pounds by the war. Persuasion by Jane Austen [1818]

Arthur Machen With the Reynolds family, as with the great majority of us, want of imagination is always equated with sanity, and though many of us have never heard of Lombroso we are his ready-made converts. A Fragment of Life by Arthur Machen

Arthur Conan Doyle I heard the beating of a drum far away, and the low, dull murmur which an army makes upon the march. The Adventures of Gerard by Arthur Conan Doyle [1903]

F. Scott Fitzgerald Then from the living-room I heard a sort of choking murmur and part of a laugh, followed by Daisy’s voice on a clear artificial note: “I certainly am awfully glad to see you again. The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald

Willa Cather When I got to the second floor I heard a fall overhead, and it flashed across me that you were up here and had been overcome. The Professor’s House by Willa Cather [1925]

Kenneth Grahame The Toad, who had hopped lightly out of bed as soon as he heard the key turned in the lock, watched him eagerly from the window till he disappeared down the carriage-drive. The Wind in the Willows by Kenneth Grahame

I heard in it the farewell song of summer. In the World by Maksim Gorky

Tobias Smolle As for the orchestra, the vocal music especially, it is well for the performers that they cannot be heard distinctly. The Expedition of Humphry Clinker by Tobias Smolle

At this moment the sound of steps was heard in the corridor. Louise de la Valliere by Alexandre Dumas [1848-1850]

He thought in her last words that he heard signs of her relenting—not towards living with his mother, Dona Josefa—but himself. Her Father’s Name by Florence Marryat [1878]

Rudyard Kipling Then I told Red Jacket all I’d heard at the party concerning Talleyrand. ‘“I was right,” he says. Rewards and Fairies by Rudyard Kipling [1910]

Jean-Pierre heard of it in the fields, and was so upset by the news that he sat down on the boundary wall and remained there till the evening, instead of going home as he was urged to do. Tales of Unrest by Joseph Conrad [1898]

Edith Wharton I won’t ask if the other horrors I was told were true too; I’ve heard enough for the state of my nerves. The House of Mirth by Edith Wharton [1905]

D. H. Lawrence After a while, a rather long while, she came upstairs and found Mother — and at the end of some minutes I heard my mother go to him. The White Peacock by D. H. Lawrence

Berkeley heard it in silence; his head still hung down, his color changing, his hands nervously playing with the bouquet-bottles, shutting and opening their gold tops. Under Two Flags by Ouida [1867]

George Gissing Poor little girl! How would it affect her when she heard what he was going to say? He felt angry with Kirkwood; yes, truly indignant — men are capable of greater inconsistencies than this. The Nether World by George Gissing [1888]

Andrew Lang She quickly ran down the nearest path, hoping to escape them in the darkness of the trees, but in an instant she heard their footsteps behind her. The Lilac Fairy Book by Andrew Lang

H. G. Wells She had not read much Carlyle. She had always wanted to, even from quite a little girl — she had heard so much about him. Love and Mr Lewisham by H. G. Wells [1900]

In a sufficiently curious but accidental manner, she had heard something said the previous week about Louis Roe. A stranger, who had known him in France, spoke very much in his disfavour. David Garth’s Ghost by Ellen Wood [1871]

Victor Hugo Such was thy power, O Love! Dea heard Gwynplaine’s laugh; Gwynplaine saw Dea’s smile. The Man Who Laughs by Victor Hugo [1869]

Charles Dickens She so heard the loud, hearty Lancashire voices on the stairs; and, for the first time, she understood the contrast of the desolation of the poor man who had so lately gone forth in lonely despair. A House to Let by Charles Dickens [1858]

R. D. Blackmore Nothing could be heard in this calm nook but the lingering touch of the dying breeze, and the long soft murmur of the distant sea, and the silvery plash of a pair of coots at play. Mary Anerley by R. D. Blackmore [1880]

Rudyard Kipling We heard him sigh, and Nigel of Ely stood forth, praying aloud. Rewards and Fairies by Rudyard Kipling [1910]

H. G. Wells He heard the giant voices; he heard their movements about him still. The Food of the Gods and how it came to Earth by H. G. Wells [1904]

And then she heard the arrival of Dr. Martin; heard him go into the next room. East Lynne by Ellen Wood [1861]

Andrew Lang For at midnight he heard a rushing noise, and through the air flew a dragon, who drove apart a ram, a sheep, and a lamb, and three fine cattle that were lying down close by. The Violet Fairy Book by Andrew Lang

E. Phillips Oppenheim He heard the rustle of silken draperies across the deck, a faint but familiar perfume suddenly floated into the salt, sunlit air. Mysterious Mr. Sabin by E. Phillips Oppenheim [1898]

Nothing had been heard or seen of the bailiff since. The Hidden Door by Arthur Gask [1934]

Andrew Lang The monks were just spreading out their nets to dry on the shore, when they heard the sound of crying. The Violet Fairy Book by Andrew Lang

George Meredith No sooner are we at peace than these are heard uttering low howls, and those are seen enviously glaring. Celt and Saxon by George Meredith [1910]

But why did he do it? He came to England when he heard that she was coming. A Shilling for Candles by Josephine Tey [1936]

I joined a queue of three or four persons who were waiting their turn, flattened myself between them and the partition till I heard him walk out. The Riddle of the Sands by Erskine Childers [1903]

Sinclair Lewis He heard the door opening; heard Fran bubbling, “Yes, you can come in for a moment. Dodsworth by Sinclair Lewis

Guy de Maupassan And Boule de Suif still wept, and sometimes a sob she could not restrain was heard in the darkness between two verses of the song. Boule de Suif by Guy de Maupassan

The noble queens then parted; Lady Uta and her daughter went with their train to a spacious hall, where great noise of merriment was heard on every side. The Nibelungenlied by translated by Daniel B. Shumway

H. Rider Haggard Björn, Asmund’s son, heard this talk and sent for Hall. To him also Hall told the tale. Eric Brighteyes by H. Rider Haggard

Joseph Sheridan Le Fanu He had hardly taken a glass, and begun to feel himself better, when David Arden’s step was heard approaching from the hall. Checkmate by Joseph Sheridan Le Fanu [1871]