1 I know now what men feel in battle when the call to action is heard.
2 I must take action of some sort whilst the courage of the day is upon me.
3 Time is everything with him; and swift action on our part may save another victim.
4 We are to meet here in my study in half an hour and decide on our course of action.
5 Van Helsing pulled back the latch, and, holding the door half open, stood back, having both hands ready for action.
6 The time is coming for action; to-day this Vampire is limit to the powers of man, and till sunset he may not change.
7 Arthur took the stake and the hammer, and when once his mind was set on action his hands never trembled nor even quivered.
8 We have arranged that one of us is to stay within call of the unhappy pair till we can meet together and arrange about taking action.
9 However, the action of both heart and lungs improved, and Van Helsing made a subcutaneous injection of morphia, as before, and with good effect.
10 To-morrow, at breakfast, we are to meet again, and, after making our conclusions known to one another, we shall decide on some definite cause of action.
11 At first, some effort was needed, and he had to make many passes; but now, she seems to yield at once, as if by habit, and scarcely any action is needed.
12 There was no possibility of making any mistake about this, for in the long hours that followed, she had many spells of sleeping and waking and repeated both actions many times.
13 All the same, however, she went on with the action of tearing, as though the material were still in her hands; finally she lifted her hands and opened them as though scattering the fragments.
14 In all our hunting parties and adventures in different parts of the world, Quincey Morris had always been the one to arrange the plan of action, and Arthur and I had been accustomed to obey him implicitly.
15 We have of late come to understand that sunrise and sunset are to her times of peculiar freedom; when her old self can be manifest without any controlling force subduing or restraining her, or inciting her to action.
16 I own that my heart began to fail me when the time for action came so close, but I did not say anything, for I had a greater fear that if I appeared as a drag or a hindrance to their work, they might even leave me out of their counsels altogether.