Even as he held it up for all of them to see, his limbs began to jerk and stiffen.
But they seemed to her to stiffen, against her will, and her embrace was surely mechanical.
And all the time his eyes were upon his wife, and I saw her stiffen as if she had been struck.
White and tense, her hands clenched, Rosamund seemed to stiffen before him.
Little by little his slack body ...