The woman wore a fringed shawl tied over her head, and she carried a little tin trunk
in her arms, hugging it as if it were a baby.
A gleam of exultation shot across the darkly-painted lineaments of the inhabitant of the forest, as he traced the route of his intended victims, who rode unconsciously onward, the light and graceful forms of the females waving among the trees, in the curvatures of their path, followed at each bend by the manly figure of Heyward, until, finally, the shapeless person of the singing master was concealed behind the numberless trunks
of trees, that rose, in dark lines, in the intermediate space.
Carr's daughters, nevertheless from time to time cast a paternal glance backwards upon their escorts, who had each seized a handle of the two trunks
, and were carrying them in couples at the young ladies' side.
Its limbs were gnarled and fantastic, large enough to form trunks
for ordinary trees, twisting down almost to the earth, and rising again into the air.
Of things not properly belonging to the room, there was a hammock lashed up, and thrown upon the floor in one corner; also a large seaman's bag, containing the harpooneer's wardrobe, no doubt in lieu of a land trunk
Reckoning the largest sized Sperm Whale's tail to begin at that point of the trunk
where it tapers to about the girth of a man, it comprises upon its upper surface alone, an area of at least fifty square feet.
All along the streets, on both sides, at the outer edge of the brick sidewalks, stood locust trees with trunks
protected by wooden boxing, and these furnished shade for summer and a sweet fragrancer in spring, when the clusters of buds came forth.
And at the zenith of his fame, how he would suddenly appear at the old village and stalk into church, brown and weather-beaten, in his black velvet doublet and trunks
, his great jack-boots, his crimson sash, his belt bristling with horse-pistols, his crime-rusted cut- lass at his side, his slouch hat with waving plumes, his black flag unfurled, with the skull and crossbones on it, and hear with swelling ecstasy the whisperings, "It's Tom Sawyer the Pirate
Her plans required all her time and attention, she said; she was about to depart for some unknown bourne; and all day long she stayed in her own room, her door bolted within, filling trunks
, emptying drawers, burning papers, and holding no communication with any one.
In summer Miss Catherine delighted to climb along these trunks
, and sit in the branches, swinging twenty feet above the ground; and I, pleased with her agility and her light, childish heart, still considered it proper to scold every time I caught her at such an elevation, but so that she knew there was no necessity for descending.
While he talked, Soot flew solemnly in and out of the open window and cawed remarks about the scenery while Nut and Shell made excursions into the big trees outside and ran up and down trunks
and explored branches.
How vividly I call to mind the damp about the house, the green cracked flagstones in the court, an old leaky water-butt, and the discoloured trunks
of some of the grim trees, which seemed to have dripped more in the rain than other trees, and to have blown less in the sun
Dresses, less splendid than the dress she wore, and half-packed trunks
, were scattered about.
Here the red rays of the sun shot a broken and discoloured light, that partially hung upon the shattered boughs and mossy trunks
of the trees, and there they illuminated in brilliant patches the portions of turf to which they made their way.
A peculiar stagnant smell hung over the anchorage--a smell of sodden leaves and rotting tree trunks