Since Werper had evinced a desire to possess his glittering pebbles, Tarzan, with the suspicions of a savage, had guarded the baubles
, of whose worth he was entirely ignorant, as zealously as though they spelled life or death to him.
In truth I care not for the golden bauble
and wished to win it in despite of the Sheriff for whom I have no love.
The resources of the domineering chiefs are wrung from the starving serfs, and every additional bauble
with which they bedeck themselves is purchased by the sufferings of their bondsmen; so that the measure of gew-gaw refinement attained by the chiefs is only an index to the actual state in which the greater portion of the population lie grovelling.
And then I fell suddenly calm, and lay smiling at the glittering death, as a child at some rare bauble
, my boy, which no longer amuses an old child like myself.
On a table near her is a rich bauble
of a casket, barred and clasped like an old strong-chest.
I am upon the right trail, I thought, as I slipped the bauble
into the pocket-pouch which hung from my harness.
The moon shone full upon his high forehead, his shrivelled lips, dank in their death agony, and on the bauble
with the sacred device that he wore always in his tie.
The sombre cave of the Tour-Roland alone knew how many bitter imprecations, touching complaints, prayers and sobs she had wafted to heaven in connection with that charming bauble
of rose-colored satin.
As they were preparing the skeleton of the man for burial, Clayton discovered a massive ring which had evidently encircled the man's finger at the time of his death, for one of the slender bones of the hand still lay within the golden bauble
With slightly lightened heart he started out to explore the valley, but scarce a dozen steps had he taken when the glistening of a jewelled bauble
lying on the sward caught his eye.
Fame, fame, that glittering bauble
, it is mine," he cried.
Irene in her usual interfering way objected to this bauble
and dropped disparaging remarks about wrecked islands which were little to her credit.
He felt, and found a metal bauble
linked to a mesh of his steel armor by a strand of silken hair.
She wondered if the man who had given her the beautiful bauble
, that had meant so much more to him than the intrinsic value which he had not even known could ever have meant to him, was back in his savage forest.