It was a pine wood, with so thick and soft a carpet
of brown needles that one's footfall made no more sound than if he were treading on wool; the tree-trunks were as round and straight and smooth as pillars, and stood close together; they were bare of branches to a point about twenty-five feet above-ground, and from there upward so thick with boughs that not a ray of sunlight could pierce through.
There was a sharp cry--and the dagger dropped gleaming upon the sable carpet
, upon which, instantly afterwards, fell prostrate in death the Prince Prospero.
Two wine glasses stood ready for wine on a side-table, but a third lay smashed in a star of crystal upon the carpet
He took the corner of the carpet
in his hand and, turning it over, he showed that it was indeed as he said.
Pierre went in at the door, stepping on the soft carpet
, and noticed that the strange lady, the aide-de-camp, and some of the servants, all followed him in, as if there were now no further need for permission to enter that room.
Just look at that carpet
, and see--was there ever anything like it in a Christian house before?
Then Ozma took me over on her Magic Carpet
, and the Nome King's Magic Belt took me home that time.
The sound that disturbed me was the faintest sound imaginable, as of something soft and light traveling slowly over the surface of the carpet
, and brushing it just loud enough to be heard.
Many patterns of carpet
lay rolled out before them on the floor--two of Brussels showed the beginning of their quest, and its ending in that direction; while a score of ingrains lured their eyes and prolonged the debate between desire pocket-book.
A broad green carpet
was unrolling itself upon the desert, while advancing across the carpet
was a wonderful procession that made the girl open her eyes in amazement as she gazed.
Two vases were smashed on the mantelpiece and one on the carpet
I found: first, a fragment of green material; second, a stain on the carpet
near the window, still damp; thirdly, an empty box of bromide powders.
I walked with infinite precaution on the carpet
of the gallery.
The Ladies' Aid bought it for me--and wasn't it lovely of them, when they wanted the carpet
She had previously made a respectful virgin-like curtsey to the gentleman, and her modest eyes gazed so perseveringly on the carpet
that it was a wonder how she should have found an opportunity to see him.