The old King, surrounded by the happy Fairies, sat in Violet's lovely home, and watched his icy
castle melt away beneath the bright sunlight; while his Spirits, cold and gloomy no longer, danced with the Elves, and waited on their King with loving eagerness.
They now set out on their icy
turnpike, and got on well enough, excepting that now and then a horse would sidle out of the track, and immediately sink up to the neck.
They strained their eyes at each other through the icy
In the uncertainty of the situation he let himself drift, conscious, somewhere below the surface of his thoughts, of a resolve which had come to him when he had leaned out from his library window into the icy
Death stared me in the face, nor ever can I recall a time that I so distinctly felt the icy
breath from his dead lips upon my brow.
Then I stumbled on the icy
way, striking my head upon a rock as I fell sprawling but an arm's length from the rope, the end of which was now just leaving the ground.
A second discharge laid five upon the icy
sand; and as it was impossible to see whence this murderous thunder issued, the others fell back with a terror that can be better imagined than described.
Sternly controlling my temper I bowed, and said with icy
politeness, "You have the advantage of me, sir.
Somewhere near by lay the mouth of a treacherous fissure, and far down at its icy
bottom lay all that was mortal of my old friend, Abner Perry.
For an instant the King stood as tense and white as though the hand of death had reached out and touched his heart with its icy
But I'd go there or to Greenland's icy
mountains with him.
Often he took to the rim-ice that was beginning to form, and more than once he crashed through and struggled for life in the icy
Look how I have lived and thriven, with the heart-ache gnawing at me at home, and the winds of the icy
north whistling round me here
It seemed as if an icy
wind had touched my face and enfolded my body from head to foot; I could feel the stir of it in my hair.
She seldom visited Anne, and though she was invariably courteous and friendly, that very courtesy was as an icy
barrier between her and the people of the little house.