Here was an opportunity to sneak away, and be a good Samaritan in the process.
She was about to sneak away when A'Ran's sword lowered, and he turned, alerted by the boy's reaction.
A Mr. Edwin Mayer hoped to be able to sneak him in at that time, or so squeaked his nasal-voiced secretary.
Then he added, but if you can sneak it in, you might try Diversion, the coffee house.
He might think you're a sneak thief and shoot you with that big gun he carries.
The idea he'd never solve this mystery infuriated him, but not as much as the idea she was able to sneak up on him at will.
Deciding to leave her be and sneak out, he checked over the room one last time, and thought, Not bad.
But I am going now to keep a sharp look-out on him; and if I see anything very suspicious going on, I'll just take him by the nape of his neck, and say--Look here, Beelzebub, you don't do it; and if he makes any fuss, by the Lord I'll make a grab into his pocket for his tail, take it to the capstan, and give him such a wrenching and heaving, that his tail will come short off at the stump--do you see; and then, I rather guess when he finds himself docked in that queer fashion, he'll sneak off without the poor satisfaction of feeling his tail between his legs.
Part of him felt like a pimply 16-year-old chasing the prom queen, while the rest of him was a lying, cheating sneak thief.
The frigid air would simply sneak under the house and ooze up through the cracks in the floor.