Sometimes they wore necklaces of small carnation flowers, strung like rubies upon a fibre of tappa, or displayed in their ears a single white bud, the stem thrust backward through the aperture
, and showing in front the delicate petals folded together in a beautiful sphere, and looking like a drop of the purest pearl.
Ajor, having less knowledge of the effectiveness of firearms than I, and therefore greater confidence in them, entreated me to shoot the beast; but I knew that the chance that I could stop it with a single shot was most remote, while that I should but infuriate it was real and present; and so I waited for what seemed an eternity, watching those devilish points of fire glaring balefully at us, and listening to the ever-increasing volume of those seismic growls which seemed to rumble upward from the bowels of the earth, shaking the very cliffs beneath which we cowered, until at last I saw that the brute was again approaching the aperture
A few yards from the storeroom a ladder rose from the corridor through an aperture
in the ceiling.
At length they spoke together, earnestly, in the Delaware language, when Uncas, passing by the inner and most concealed aperture
, cautiously left the cavern.
Crawling on all fours, I made steadily but slowly towards them, till at last, raising my head to an aperture
among the leaves, I could see clear down into a little green dell beside the marsh, and closely set about with trees, where Long John Silver and another of the crew stood face to face in conversation.
With the usual hastiness and unreasoning jealousy of her Sex, she flew at once to the conclusion that a Woman had entered the house through some small aperture
The little pink sloth-creature was still blinking at me when my Ape-man reappeared at the aperture
of the nearest of these dens, and beckoned me in.
I heard it give a peculiar thick cry, and forthwith another of these creatures appeared darkly in the deep shadow of the aperture
The explosion soon followed; the upper rock was lifted from its base by the terrific force of the powder; the lower one flew into pieces; thousands of insects escaped from the aperture
Dantes had previously formed, and a huge snake, like the guardian demon of the treasure, rolled himself along in darkening coils, and disappeared.
Lord Winter was seated near an aperture
, arranged as a window to let in the night air, his eyes mechanically following the course of the moon, intermittently veiled, as we before observed, by heavy clouds.
It wandered along the crest of the hill and terminated before a fragment of wall pierced by a rough aperture
which had once been a door.
Here there was a little more light, for the high-up aperture
over the door opened to the air.
When, after what seemed an eternity, I reached the shadows at the upper end of the lake I found that the river issued from a low aperture
, to pass beneath which it was necessary that I compel Woola to lie flat in the boat, and I, myself, must need bend double before the low roof cleared my head.
The first face which appeared at the aperture
, with eyelids turned up to the reds, a mouth open like a maw, and a brow wrinkled like our hussar boots of the Empire, evoked such an inextinguishable peal of laughter that Homer would have taken all these louts for gods.
It was circular, closing a circular aperture
, and the Heliumite knew from his study of ancient Barsoomian architecture that it rolled to one side, like a huge wheel, into an aperture
in the wall.