Then I wiped my feet upon the yellow tresses; and as a groan of rage arose from the balcony I spat full upon the holy diadem.
Matai Shang rose and, leaning over the edge of the balcony, gave voice to the weird call that I had heard from the lips of the priests upon the tiny balcony upon the face of the Golden Cliffs overlooking the Valley Dor, when, in times past, they called the fearsome white apes and the hideous plant men to the feast of victims floating down the broad bosom of the mysterious Iss toward the silian-infested waters of the Lost Sea of Korus.
The other man-servant brought a lamp, by the light of which they examined the balcony
At that moment Bérangère de Champchevrier, a slender little maid of seven years, who was peering into the square through the trefoils of the balcony, exclaimed, "Oh
exclaimed her lively companions; and they all ran to the edge of the balcony, while Fleur-de-Lys, rendered thoughtful by the coldness of her betrothed, followed them slowly, and the latter, relieved by this incident, which put an end to an embarrassing conversation, retreated to the farther end of the room, with the satisfied air of a soldier released from duty.
When I saw my charmer thus come in accompanied by a cavalier, I seemed to hear a hiss, and the green snake of jealousy, rising on undulating coils from the moonlit balcony
, glided within my waistcoat, and ate its way in two minutes to my heart's core.
And never shall I forget the subsequent tableaux in the lighted room behind the low balcony
and the French windows.
One could see from the street right into the room with the hog's-leather hanging, which was slashed and torn; and the green grass and leaves about the balcony
hung quite wild about the falling beams.
But hour after hour passed, and no signal appeared on the balcony
, though Phebe watched it hopefully.
But Father Brown, whether from a professional interest in ritual or a strong individual interest in tomfoolery, stopped and stared up at the balcony
of the sun-worshipper, just as he might have stopped and stared up at a Punch and Judy.
Mrs Sparkler, looking at another window where her husband stood in the balcony
, was tired of that view.
There, too, was the balcony
whence the trumpet had been sounded and the proclamation read to an assembled multitude, whenever a new king of England ascended the throne.
So the King went out upon a balcony
that overlooked the Great Cavern, where fifty thousand Nomes, all armed with swords and pikes, stood marshaled in military array.
The music of the violins on the balcony
blended with the soft, gay voices of the women.
Then, as he found that all his enchantments were likely to be dispelled and his victims every one set free, he suddenly ran to the little door that opened upon the balcony
and gave the shrill whistle that summoned his warriors.