From a position fronting my own, he had gradually brought round his chair, so as to sit with his face to the door of the chamber; and thus I could but partially perceive his features
, although I saw that his lips trembled as if he were murmuring inaudibly.
But the most impressive feature
of the scene was the almost unbroken silence that reigned over sky and water.
I doubt not, Dickon,” returned the Judge, meeting the bright smile which, in spite of himself, stole over the stranger’s features
, “that thy family thoroughly under stand the art of letting life slip through their lingers.
At fifteen, appearances were mending; she began to curl her hair and long for balls; her complexion improved, her features
were softened by plumpness and colour, her eyes gained more animation, and her figure more consequence.
were like his sister's, but while in her case everything was lit up by a joyous, self-satisfied, youthful, and constant smile of animation, and by the wonderful classic beauty of her figure, his face on the contrary was dulled by imbecility and a constant expression of sullen self-confidence, while his body was thin and weak.
As a result of the enchantment Jellia took on the form and features
of Mombi, while the old witch grew to resemble the girl so closely that it seemed impossible anyone could guess the deception.
At the same instant he recognized the evil features
of the rajah as those of the man who had directed the abduction of Virginia Maxon from the wrecked Ithaca.
For ten minutes or more they kept up their monotonous chant and steps, and then suddenly, and in perfect unison, they turned toward their victim with upraised bludgeons and emitting fearful howls, the while they contorted their features
into the most diabolical expressions, they rushed upon him.
His wan features
wore a look of a tiny, insane demon.
Then she glanced at me, simpered a little, and blushed, modestly looked at her prayer-book, and endeavoured to compose her features
Not so the mother, she threw herself on the earth, and receiving the cold and ghastly head into her lap, she sat contemplating those muscular features
, on which the death-agony was still horridly impressed, in a silence far more expressive than any language of lamentation could have proved.
No account of the Gordon Riots having been to my knowledge introduced into any Work of Fiction, and the subject presenting very extraordinary and remarkable features
, I was led to project this Tale.
Sam left it with the landlady, and was returning to pull his master's boots off, after drying himself by the kitchen fire, when glancing casually through a half-opened door, he was arrested by the sight of a gentleman with a sandy head who had a large bundle of newspapers lying on the table before him, and was perusing the leading article of one with a settled sneer which curled up his nose and all other features
into a majestic expression of haughty contempt.
For you see no one point precisely; not one distinct feature
is revealed; no nose, eyes, ears, or mouth; no face; he has none, proper; nothing but that one broad firmament of a forehead, pleated with riddles; dumbly lowering with the doom of boats, and ships, and men.
of the feeling, however, is a deep sense of contentment; another feature
of it is a buoyant, boyish gladness; and a third and very conspicuous feature
of it is one's sense of the remoteness of the work-day world and his entire emancipation from it and its affairs.