Without the recess are curtains
of an exceedingly rich crimson silk, fringed with a deep network of gold, and lined with silver tissue, which is the material of the exterior blind.
From beyond the curtain
came a titter of children and women that grew into a roar and drowned out the voices of Dick and Daisy.
He was called before the curtain
, and with great propriety appeared, leading Hagar, whose singing was considered more wonderful than all the rest of the performance put together.
The piano I could not see now; but on the other hand I had a very oblique downward view of the curtains
drawn across the cabin and cutting off the forward part of it just about the level of the skylight-end and only an inch or so from the end of the table.
It was quite clear that she was not taking her daughter down to be wedded, or the curtains
would have been laced home and the guard would have allowed no one near the car.
Before entering it I examined the curtain
-cord of the window and found that I had only to release it from its fastening with my fingers for the curtain
to fall by its own weight and hide the square of light from Rouletabille--the signal agreed upon.
But the curtain
screened it, as you can see, and so it never occurred to me.
Then the duke he lets the curtain
down, and bows to the people, and says the great tragedy will be per- formed only two nights more, on accounts of pressing London engagements, where the seats is all sold already for it in Drury Lane; and then he makes them another bow, and says if he has succeeded in pleasing them and instructing them, he will be deeply obleeged if they will mention it to their friends and get them to come and see it.
It is well I drew the curtain
," thought I; and I wished fervently he might not discover my hiding-place: nor would John Reed have found it out himself; he was not quick either of vision or conception; but Eliza just put her head in at the door, and said at once -
The room was quite light and there was a patch of moonlight on the curtain
and somehow that made me go and pull the cord.
At length she rallied, drew aside the curtain
, and leaning over the pillow gazed intently on Valentine.
Then he softly drew back a piece of the curtain
and motioned his companion to look out.
Rodney spoke with such decision that when he raised his arm Katharine expected him to draw the curtain
Emily waited--hesitated--advanced, to part the curtains
, and look in at her aunt.
A four-wheeler had driven up to the gate, and it was at this that the old ladies, peeping out bird-like from behind their curtains
, directed an eager and questioning gaze.