とも 1: certainly; of course; to be sure; surely; 2: even if; no matter (who, what, when, where, why, how); though; although; 3: without even; without so much as; 4: at the (least, earliest, etc.); 5: emphatic particle
振り向く ふりむく to turn one's face; to turn around; to look over one's shoulder
果して はたして 1: as was expected; just as one thought; sure enough; as a result; 2: really? (in questions); ever?
飛びつく とびつく to jump at; to be attracted by
傾ぐ かしぐ 1: to incline toward; to slant; to lurch; to heel over; to be disposed to; to trend toward; to be prone to; 2: to go down (sun); to wane; to sink; to decline
暫く しばらく 1: (Usually written using kana alone) little while; short while; moment; instant; 2: a while; quite a time; (Interjection) 3: it's been a long time
現す あらわす 1: to reveal; to show; to display; 2: to express; 3: to represent; to signify; to stand for; 4: to make widely known
惑う まどう to be puzzled; to be perplexed; to have doubts; to feel lost; to be at sea
Going to Search for Pess
Mother and older sister, with listening to Masa's talk, began to think that Pess might have come back, as was to be expected. So because of this, now they listened to the children's story very closely.
“That's strange. Even though he was jumping and running about, he didn't come when you called.” With that Tatsu lowered his head.
“Yes, that is strange. As you say, it probably wasn't Pess.” said Shou.
“It was Pess.”
“If it were, why did he not come when called? Do you understand, Masa?” said Shou. Masa became quiet.
Mother and older sister looked at Masa's face momentarily. In her face it seemed as though she understood, but it seemed like she was puzzled as to how to express it in words.