Cade was trying to be accommodating, but sometimes he was as skittish about conversation as the cat was about being touched - and likely for the same reason.
He.d thought Lankha skittish when he met the healer but soon found all the healers quaking and hiding.
Of course, she might be skittish if she didn't know how secure the structure was.
Any filly would be skittish about going into a stable where the ghost of another lingered.
She was still skittish, so he hadn't done much examining of her.
Are stallions always skittish like that?
But though he firmly believed himself to be King of Naples and pitied the grief felt by the subjects he was abandoning, latterly, after he had been ordered to return to military service--and especially since his last interview with Napoleon in Danzig, when his august brother-in-law had told him: "I made you King that you should reign in my way, but not in yours!"--he had cheerfully taken up his familiar business, and--like a well-fed but not overfat horse that feels himself in harness and grows skittish between the shafts--he dressed up in clothes as variegated and expensive as possible, and gaily and contentedly galloped along the roads of Poland, without himself knowing why or whither.