It needed but a glance with the peculiar expression that his face often wore to change the roses of her cheek into a deathlike paleness, amid which the crimson hand was brought strongly out, like a bass-relief of ruby on the whitest marble.
Her husband tenderly kissed her cheek--her right cheek--not that which bore the impress of the crimson hand.
Still, whenever she dared to look into the mirror, there she beheld herself pale as a white rose and with the crimson birthmark stamped upon her cheek.
Know, then, that this crimson hand, superficial as it seems, has clutched its grasp into your being with a strength of which I had no previous conception.
The crimson hand, which at first had been strongly visible upon the marble paleness of Georgiana's cheek, now grew more faintly outlined.
A faint smile flitted over her lips when she recognized how barely perceptible was now that crimson hand which had once blazed forth with such disastrous brilliancy as to scare away all their happiness.
"My dear widow, you are charming!" cried Colonel Killigrew, whose eyes had been fixed upon her face, while the shadows of age were flitting from it like darkness from the crimson
The favorable excitement derived from this little crimson rose afforded Clifford the brightest moment which he enjoyed at the breakfast-table.
"Then, at all events," continued he, still speaking with some energy,"pray cover it with a crimson curtain, broad enough to hang in folds, and with a golden border and tassels.
"There is a crimson curtain in a trunk above stairs,--a little faded and moth-eaten, I'm afraid,--but Phoebe and I will do wonders with it."
Rebecca had heard the news of its arrival, but waited until nearly dark before asking permission to go to the Simpsons', so that she might see the gorgeous trophy lighted and sending a blaze of crimson
glory through its red crepe paper shade.
The Queen turned crimson
with fury, and, after glaring at her for a moment like a wild beast, screamed `Off with her head!
Truly there was need that the old chair should be varnished and decorated with a crimson
cushion, in order to make it suitable for such a magnificent-looking personage.
"Now, Sylvie, look at this." And he showed her, lying on the palm of his hand, a Locket of a deep crimson
colour, the same shape as the blue one and, like it, attached to a slender golden chain.
both from shame and anger with his wife, who had put herself and him in such a difficult position; but Marya Nikolaevna crimsoned