But as it was, I considered that I enhanced the value of the land by squatting on it.
They took their time, squatting on the dusty ground, letting minutes pass between bits of conversation.
With a prodigious noise the door flew open, and the knob slamming against the wall, sent the plaster to the ceiling; and there, good heavens! there sat Queequeg, altogether cool and self-collected; right in the middle of the room; squatting on his hams, and holding Yojo on top of his head.
She was squatting beside a goat, one knee lower than the other.
She glanced at Bordeaux, who was squatting near the fire, putting his breakfast away.
In the passage little Kozlovski was squatting on his heels in front of a clerk.
In the passage Denisov, with a pipe, was squatting on the threshold facing the quartermaster who was reporting to him.
A Frenchman who had just pushed a Russian soldier away was squatting by the fire, engaged in roasting a piece of meat stuck on a ramrod.
From the sound of these voices, the inattentive way Kozlovski looked at him, the disrespectful manner of the exhausted clerk, the fact that the clerk and Kozlovski were squatting on the floor by a tub so near to the commander in chief, and from the noisy laughter of the Cossacks holding the horses near the window, Prince Andrew felt that something important and disastrous was about to happen.
The officers gladly gathered round him, some on their knees, some squatting Turkish fashion on the wet grass.