The villagers saw the outline of the barasingh stalking like a shadow through the dark forest behind the shrine; saw the minaul, the Himalayan pheasant, blazing in her best colours before Kali's statue; and the langurs on their haunches, inside, playing with the walnut shells.
Afterward, the barasingh brought his doe and fawn--gentle things that mumbled on the holy man's blanket--or would come alone at night, his eyes green in the fire-flicker, to take his share of fresh walnuts.
When I return to my house I find that visitors have been there and left their cards, either a bunch of flowers, or a wreath of evergreen, or a name in pencil on a yellow walnut
leaf or a chip.
In point of fact,' the former resumes, after some silent dipping among his fragments of walnut with an air of pique, 'I see it whenever I go to see Pussy.
At length the cloth is drawn, and a dish of walnuts and a decanter of rich-coloured sherry are placed upon the table.
Sometimes on foot, often by launch, they cries-crossed and threaded the river region as far as the peat lands of the Middle River, down the San Joaquin to Antioch, and up Georgiana Slough to Walnut
Grove on the Sacramento.
They moved together with him; but they either advanced to meet him, or walked away from him; they appeared, disappeared; they seemed to dodge behind walnut
furniture, to be seen again, far within the polished panes, stepping about distinct and unreal in the convincing illusion of a room.
However, there he lay, and I have heard my uncle say, many a time, that the man said who picked him up that he was smiling as merrily as if he had tumbled out for a treat, and that after they had bled him, the first faint glimmerings of returning animation, were his jumping up in bed, bursting out into a loud laugh, kissing the young woman who held the basin, and demanding a mutton chop and a pickled walnut
When the hands were closed they looked like clusters of unpainted wooden balls as large as walnuts
fastened together by steel rods.
He had gone three miles round one day in order to bring her some walnuts
, because she had said how fond she was of them, and in every thing else he was so very obliging.
After dinner, over the walnuts
and the wine, Sir Nathaniel returned to the subject of the local legends.
In a country of plantation, first look about, what kind of victual the country yields of itself to hand; as chestnuts, walnuts
, pineapples, olives, dates, plums, cherries, wild honey, and the like; and make use of them.
Two governesses were sitting with the Vogels at a table, on which were plates of raisins, walnuts
, and almonds.
She was cracking walnuts
and picking them out of the shells, throwing out a remark occasionally to a rough man in a rabbit-skin cap, with straps under the knees of his corduroy trousers, who stood puffing a black clay pipe with his back against the wall.
On one branch there hung little nets cut out of colored paper, and each net was filled with sugarplums; and among the other boughs gilded apples and walnuts
were suspended, looking as though they had grown there, and little blue and white tapers were placed among the leaves.