Having issued this mandate with as much potentiality as if she had been a recognized authority in the house ever since it had been a house, and having looked out to confront the amazed Peggotty coming along the passage with a candle at the sound of a strange voice, Miss Betsey shut the door again, and sat down as before: with her feet on the fender
, the skirt of her dress tucked up, and her hands folded on one knee.
Handel, my good fellow;" though he spoke in this light tone, he was very much in earnest: "I have been thinking since we have been talking with our feet on this fender
, that Estella surely cannot be a condition of your inheritance, if she was never referred to by your guardian.
His mistress had ceased to scream and was stretched insensible upon a couch, while with his feet tilted over the side of an arm-chair, and his head upon the ground near the corner of the fender
, was lying the unfortunate soldier stone dead in a pool of his own blood.
grinned idly, as if it too did not care.
I took no notice of his foolish remark, but attacked the bird again; and so vigorously this time that the animal left the dish and took refuge in the fender
Weevle moodily pushes the snuffers-tray from him with his elbow, leans his head on his hand, puts his feet on the fender
, and looks at the fire.
How much better is this," said she, as she walked to the fender
-- "how much better to find a fire ready lit, than to have to wait shivering in the cold till all the family are in bed, as so many poor girls have been obliged to do, and then to have a faithful old servant frightening one by coming in with a faggot
He goes to the divan, stumbling into the fender
and over the fire-irons on his way; extricating himself with muttered imprecations; and finishing his disastrous journey by throwing himself so impatiently on the divan that he almost breaks it.
He put his hat on his head, and stood over Rodney, who still lay stretched back in his chair, with his toes within the fender
He's lived all his life in front of a looking-glass, so to speak, in a beautiful panelled room, hung with Japanese prints and lovely old chairs and tables, just one splash of colour, you know, in the right place,-- between the windows I think it is,--and there he sits hour after hour with his toes on the fender
, talking about philosophy and God and his liver and his heart and the hearts of his friends.
But Raffles had reminded himself by his movement with the flask that it had become dangerously loose from its leather covering, and catching sight of a folded paper which had fallen within the fender
, he took it up and shoved it under the leather so as to make the glass firm.
Chairs and a fender
[fireplace] first," Peter ordered.
David knows that all children in our part of London were once birds in the Kensington Gardens; and that the reason there are bars on nursery windows and a tall fender
by the fire is because very little people sometimes forget that they have no longer wings, and try to fly away through the window or up the chimney.
Our clothes were mended, turned, and darned to the utmost verge of decency; our food, always plain, was now simplified to an unprecedented degree--except my father's favourite dishes; our coals and candles were painfully economized--the pair of candles reduced to one, and that most sparingly used; the coals carefully husbanded in the half-empty grate: especially when my father was out on his parish duties, or confined to bed through illness--then we sat with our feet on the fender
, scraping the perishing embers together from time to time, and occasionally adding a slight scattering of the dust and fragments of coal, just to keep them alive.
It struck the bar, and fell back into the fender
at my feet.