They had spent the morning raking among the ashes of the burned wood-pile, and besides the charred
organic remains they had secured several discoloured metal discs.
Bert began to light matches from a borrowed boxful, and search for a half-crown that still eluded him among the charred
When he came to himself he was sitting on the ground leaning on his hands; the ammunition wagons he had been approaching no longer existed, only charred
green boards and rags littered the scorched grass, and a horse, dangling fragments of its shaft behind it, galloped past, while another horse lay, like Pierre, on the ground, uttering prolonged and piercing cries.
He led them across a stretch of green by the river-bank and then through a grove of trees, and bade them remark the signs of human habitation, the blackened grass, the charred
tree-stumps, and there, through the trees, strange wooden nests, drawn together in an arch where the trees drew apart, the village which was the goal of their journey.
When, at last they crossed the trampled garden and stood before the charred
ruins of their master's bungalow, their greatest fears became convictions in the light of the evidence about them.
For a long time he stood there just looking down upon the dead body, charred
beyond recognition, and then he stooped and lifted it in his arms.
Her fate was as certain as though the waters had already closed above her charred
and smoking remains.
The true object lies here," said De Montfort, pointing to the open hearth upon which lay the charred
remains of many papers and documents.
We had all got into a first-class smoker, and he had already lit the short and charred
old briar pipe which seemed to singe the end of his long, aggressive nose.
To one side lay the cigarette stump and the charred
match which had lighted it.
The room is getting chilly-- the Countess's play will set some of these charred
logs flaming again.
When the Danish gentleman made his copy of Beowulf, he found the edges of the book so charred
by fire that they broke away with the slightest touch.
These drawing-room astronomers professed to explain the charred
aspect of the moon-- a disaster which they attributed to the intensity of the solar heat; only, on being reminded that comets have an atmosphere, and that the moon has little or none, they were fairly at a loss for a reply.
Directing the coachman to a place under the shed in the big, clean, tidy yard, with charred
, old-fashioned ploughs in it, the old man asked Levin to come into the parlor.
The masts stood, but we did not know how much they might be charred