When the King saw how pale and sad the gentle face had grown, how thin her robe, and weak her wings, and yet how lovingly the golden shadows fell around her and brightened as they lay upon the wand, which, guided by patient love, had made his once desolate home so bright, he could not be cruel to the one who had done so much for him, and in kindly tone he said,--
All who will aid our brave little messenger, lift your wands, that we may know who will place their trust in the Power of Love.
By the time the spot was reached she has recovered her equanimity, and tapped her neighbour with her wand
and talked as usual.
Suddenly she stopped dead and stiffened all over, like a pointer dog when he scents game, and then with outstretched wand she began to creep stealthily towards the soldiers before her.
With a shriek she sprang in and touched a tall warrior with her forked wand.
Twice he shot, but neither time did he hit the wand, missing it the first time by a span and the second time by a good palm's-breadth.
Twice he shot, the first time hitting within an inch of the wand, the second time splitting it fairly in the middle.
The priests and priestesses knelt before her, while with wand
extended above them she recited a long and tiresome prayer.
We shall hear anon," said Johnston quietly, and presently a young archer came running to say that the arrow had fallen twenty paces beyond the fourth wand.
A line was measured down the valley, and Johnston, drawing an arrow to the very head, sent it whistling over the row of wands.
Oh, ye mistook, ye should have snatched his wand
and bound him fast.
She held in one hand the satin ribbons that guided her astonishing team, and in the other an ivory wand that separated at the top into two prongs, the prongs being tipped by the letters "O" and "Z", made of glistening diamonds set closely together.
As soon as the maid opened the door Ozma, bearing in her hand her ivory wand, stepped into the hall and made her way at once to the drawing-room, followed by all her company, except the Lion and the Tiger.
And now the Slayer of Argus with the golden wand
has caught me up from the dance of huntress Artemis, her with the golden arrows.
The garden had reached the time when every day and every night it seemed as if Magicians were passing through it drawing loveliness out of the earth and the boughs with wands