The old witch grew angry, and said, 'Such a cloak is a wonderful thing, it is seldom to be had in the world, and have it I must and will.' She beat the maiden, and said that if she did not obey it would go ill with her.
So he wrapped her round in his cloak and wished themselves to the granite mountain, and in an instant there they were, sitting on it!
The coadjutor proceeded onward to the quay by way of the Rue de la Monnaie; there he found groups of bourgeois clad in black cloaks or gray, according as they belonged to the upper or lower bourgeoisie.
They might be said to be a procession of ghosts, for they were all wrapped in white cloaks. When they reached a certain spot these men appeared to be annihilated, one after the other, as if the earth had opened under their feet.
They stripped me of the shirt and cloak that I was wearing, and gave me instead the tattered old clouts in which you now see me; then, towards nightfall, they reached the tilled lands of Ithaca, and there they bound me with a strong rope fast in the ship, while they went on shore to get supper by the sea side.
If your master comes home, give me a cloak and shirt of good wear, and send me to Dulichium where I want to go; but if he does not come as I say he will, set your men on to me, and tell them to throw me from yonder precipice, as a warning to tramps not to go about the country telling lies."
Father Brown flung down his paper, and, knowing the office door to be locked, went at once into the cloak room on the other side.
As they did so they passed the dim alcove or cavern of the cloak room, and saw a short, black-coated figure, presumably an attendant, standing a little way back in the shadow of it.
With a dark flush of wrath upon his brow they saw the General draw his sword and advance to meet the figure in the cloak
before the latter had stepped one pace upon the floor.
on the floor--her own cloak
, which she had lent to Miss Roseberry--attracted her attention as she passed it.
She rose from her chair with a sudden start, began to draw on her cloak
, and then let it fall altogether from her shoulders.
"That's the man, wrapped in the cloak
. His name is Abel Magwitch, otherwise Provis.
was handed him, and he placed his wallet upon it as though it were very heavy indeed.
Athos was standing before the door, enveloped in his cloak
, with his hat pulled down over his eyes.
Another told him that he had found a cloak
which rendered its wearer invisible; and the third had caught a horse which would carry its rider over any obstacle, and even up the glass mountain.