He awaited, in an agony of suspense, the rattle of the musketry.
"Don't keep me in suspense like this," cried the girl in a low but intense voice.
Now that everything had been done, that the last minute of suspense was on, she was depressed.
"It is a long time when it is a year of suspense," said the recluse, shaking his head.
In either way, the certainty must be preferable ...