embers


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cinders

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Overcome by numbers, he had been forced to yield to the malingerers who attacked him; and, like the dog who defended to the last possible moment his master's dinner, he had taken his share of the booty, and was now sitting beside the fire, wrapped in a white sheet by way of cloak, and turning carefully on the embers a slice of the mare.
They sat in silence, with their faces to the fire, imagining, perhaps, in its red embers new scenes of persecution yet to be encountered.
And, besides, we can make pictures of all that you tell us among the glowing embers and white ashes.
Saying these words, she kissed the little Prince Demophoon, and sighed to think what he had lost, and took her departure without heeding Queen Metanira, who entreated her to remain, and cover up the child among the hot embers as often as she pleased.
Sometimes after having been roasted in the fire, the natives snatch it briskly from the embers, and permitting it to slip out of the yielding rind into a vessel of cold water, stir up the mixture, which they call 'bo-a-sho'.
A big bed of embers still gleamed in the kitchen chimney, under an iron pot hung from an ancient crane.
In a little while nothing remained but smouldering embers, and a great masterpiece existed no longer.
When it was very cold, embers from the soldiers' campfire were placed on a bent sheet of iron on the steps in the "reception room"- as Denisov called that part of the hut- and it was then so warm that the officers, of whom there were always some with Denisov and Rostov, sat in their shirt sleeves.
The boy did not go to bed, as he had been commanded to do, but still sat glaring at the embers of the dying fire.
The fire had died down to a little heap of glowing embers, which accentuated rather than relieved the darkness that shrouded the interior of the evil-smelling dwelling, yet the trained senses of the ape-man warned him of another presence creeping almost silently toward him through the gloom.
Afterwards, when she sat with the girls before the dying embers at Patty's Place, removing the spring chilliness from their satin skins, none chatted more blithely than she of the day's events.
Its embers burnt now with a faint and sickly glare in the full flood of yellow moonlight which had fallen upon the country.
In an ice-cavern behind the boat the last red embers of a dying fire flicker from time to time over the figures of two men.
Drawing a chair near the fire, I stirred the embers together, and tried to warm myself.
On a low stool by the hearthside, the only article of furniture in the place, sat his mother, staring into a fireplace strewn with blackened embers and cold ashes.