The arrangements of the room had been left to Trippetta's superintendence; but, in some particulars, it seems, she had been guided by the calmer judgment of her friend the dwarf.
While they were thus situated, the dwarf, who had followed noiselessly at their heels, inciting them to keep up the commotion, took hold of their own chain at the intersection of the two portions which crossed the circle diametrically and at right angles.
It came from the fang -- like teeth of the dwarf, who ground them and gnashed them as he foamed at the mouth, and glared, with an expression of maniacal rage, into the upturned countenances of the king and his seven companions.
The dwarf seized his opportunity, and once more spoke:
Owing to the high combustibility of both the flax and the tar to which it adhered, the dwarf had scarcely made an end of his brief speech before the work of vengeance was complete.
He remained silent, following her with his eyes, until she had gained her little room and closed the door; and then turning to the dwarf, said abruptly,
Without waiting for the permission he sought, Mr Swiveller stepped up to the dwarf, and leaning on his shoulder and stooping down to get at his ear, said in a voice which was perfectly audible to all present,
said the dwarf with a sour look and a shrug of his shoulders, 'so much for dear relations.
the dwarf watched him sharply, while he passed into the little sitting-room and locked it in an iron safe above the chimney-piece; and after musing for a short space, prepared to take his leave, observing that unless he made good haste, Mrs Quilp would certainly be in fits on his return.
The Snow White story is a fairy tale but it was Disney who thought of the names of the dwarfs
in the first place when they made the film.
All the dwarfs
were fit and well for yesterday's performances, even Smiler (Jason Thompkins), Wheezy (Phil Searle) and Dozy (Jamie Cameron).
The use of dwarfs
as curling stones was not the first time the vertically challenged have come under the spotlight as sports tools.
But unlike the sun, red dwarfs
don't shine in the sky.
Harward's still not superseded book (The Dwarfs
of Arthurian Romance and Celtic Tradition, 1958) explores the provenance of dwarfs
in the literature and Joan Brumlik's article "The Knight, the Lady, and the Dwarf
in Chretien's Erec (1992) explores the role of the dwarf
in the earliest of Chretien's romances.
European Workshop on White Dwarfs
(15th: 2006: Leicester, UK) Ed.