Lady Otway sighed, it may be at the faded relics, and turned, with resignation, to her balls of wool
, which, curiously and characteristically, were not an ivory-white, but rather a tarnished yellow-white.
Across his eyes passed a procession of objects, black and indistinct, the figures of people picking up their books, their cards, their balls of wool
, their work-baskets, and passing him one after another on their way to bed.
As he did so Mercy dropped one of her balls of wool.
The various specimens of wool in it were partly in balls and partly in loose skeins.
In a minute the wool was stretched on his hands, and the loose end was ready for Mercy to wind.
Telephone messages were sent up to the Glen, Doctor Dave and a white-capped nurse came hastily down, Marilla paced the garden walks between the quahog shells, murmuring prayers between her set lips, and Susan sat in the kitchen with cotton wool in her ears and her apron over her head.
Susan got up and took the cotton wool out of her ears.
But when once on the sandstone platform, the scenery becomes exceedingly monotonous; each side of the road is bordered by scrubby trees of the never-failing Eucalyptus family; and with the exception of two or three small inns, there are no houses or cultivated land: the road, moreover, is solitary; the most frequent object being a bullock-waggon, piled up with bales of wool.
The whole population, poor and rich, are bent on acquiring wealth: amongst the higher orders, wool and sheep-grazing form the constant subject of conversation.
Two women, one fat and the other slim, sat on straw- bottomed chairs, knitting black wool.
In the outer room the two women knitted black wool fever- ishly.
She had been planning to look for a certain white wool shawl in the cedar chest near the east window.
The next minute she had swept down the stairs--and not until she reached the first floor did it suddenly occur to her that she had gone up into the attic to find a white wool shawl in the cedar chest near the east window.
In all matters affecting income, the sales of timber, wheat, and wool
, the letting of lands, Vronsky was hard as a rock, and knew well how to keep up prices.
Glegg had an unusual amount of mental activity, which, when disengaged from the wool
business, naturally made itself a pathway in other directions.