I saw a universal manifestation of discontent when the fumes of the repast met the nostrils of those destined to swallow it; from the van of the procession, the tall
girls of the first class, rose the whispered words -
I stand aside, messieurs, by my heap of stones, to see the soldiers and their prisoner pass (for it is a solitary road, that, where any spectacle is well worth looking at), and at first, as they approach, I see no more than that they are six soldiers with a tall
man bound, and that they are almost black to my sight--except on the side of the sun going to bed, where they have a red edge, messieurs.
In a quarter of an hour he returned, accompanied by a tall
man, masked, and wrapped in a large red cloak.
After a time the tall
soldier slid dexterously through the hole.
Another pilgrim came along presently and said: "Observe that tall
, graceful girl; what queenly Madonna-like gracefulness of beauty is in her countenance.
lad, standing in the porch, turned his bleared eyes from the publican to the smith and back again as if considering whom he ought to fight now.
He reached the edge of the tall
roof, stepped one foot out into the air, and walked into space as calmly as if he were on firm ground.
It seemed remarkably tall
, even for a full-grown man; but that was a good point in a small boy's eyes, and Tip did not object at all to the size of his creation.
In the center of the city our friends could see the tops of many magnificent trees, some nearly as tall
as the spires of the buildings, and the Shaggy Man told them that these trees were in the royal gardens of Princess Ozma.
Janet is a dear soul and very nicelooking; tall
, but not over-tall
; stoutish, yet with a certain restraint of outline suggestive of a thrifty soul who is not going to be overlavish even in the matter of avoirdupois.
Birds flew through the air and cunning white rabbits darted amongst the tall
grasses and green bushes; Dorothy noticed even the ants toiling busily along the roadway, bearing gigantic loads of clover seed; but of people there were none at all.
The Eagle built her nest in the branches of a tall
tree, while the Fox crept into the underwood and there produced her young.
Behind us, two tall
, shapely spruce trees rose up against the sunset, and through the dark oriel of their sundered branches an evening star looked down.
The girl was tall
and wore a dress of pale blue print.
At the upper end of the room, were a couple of boys, one of them very tall
and the other very short, both dressed as sailors--or at least as theatrical sailors, with belts, buckles, pigtails, and pistols complete--fighting what is called in play-bills a terrific combat, with two of those short broad-swords with basket hilts which are commonly used at our minor theatres.