are dull and heavy--most of them have been drinking hard, and have long ago passed the stage of exhilaration.
King Alcinous, you said your people were the nimblest dancers
in the world, and indeed they have proved themselves to be so.
Her joy and pride in the honour paid to her darling son Adam was beginning to be worsted in the conflict with the jealousy and fretfulness which had revived when Adam came to tell her that Captain Donnithorne desired him to join the dancers
in the hall.
The face she lifted to her dancers
was the same which, when she saw him, always looked like a window that has caught the sunset.
Miss Welland, evidently about to join the dancers
, hung on the threshold, her lilies-of-the-valley in her hand (she carried no other bouquet), her face a little pale, her eyes burning with a candid excitement.
But this was far from being the case, and though by unwearied diligence they gained even the top of the room, their situation was just the same; they saw nothing of the dancers
but the high feathers of some of the ladies.
Besides, as a city is composed of dissimilar parts, as an animal is of life and body; the soul of reason and appetite; a family of a man and his wife--property of a master and a slave; in the same manner, as a city is composed of all these and many other very different parts, it necessarily follows that the virtue of all the citizens cannot be the same; as the business of him who leads the band is different from the other dancers
When the ship rolled to starboard the whole platoon of dancers
came charging down to starboard with it, and brought up in mass at the rail; and when it rolled to port they went floundering down to port with the same unanimity of sentiment.
When all the adult males had joined in the thin line of circling dancers
the attack commenced.
The wax-lights were dying away in their sockets, the flowers fell unfastened from the garlands, the groups of dancers
and courtiers were separating in the salons.
The rhythmic swish of the dancers
sounded like a swirling pool.
For an instant the dancers
paused, and in the silence of the interval there rose from the lips of the fast-bound white man an answering shriek, more fearsome and more terrible than that of the jungle-beast that had roused it.
Ah, no, Djor Kantos; Tara of Helium is for no laggard," and she threw him a sweet smile and passed on toward the assembling dancers
with Gahan, Jed of far Gathol.
The women came and squatted about the rim of the circle, beating upon tom-toms, clapping their hands in time to the steps of the dancers
, and joining in the chant of the warriors.
And when the fiddler, peering into the front room, remarked to the pianist, "It's Burning Daylight," the waltz-time perceptibly quickened, and the dancers
, catching the contagion, began to whirl about as if they really enjoyed it.