He pulled out the cross without taking it off his neck.
The prince would rather have kept this particular cross.
Helena blasted it out when she was searching for the true Cross. She had a laborious piece of work, here, but it was richly rewarded.
The monks call this apartment the "Chapel of the Invention of the Cross"--a name which is unfortunate, because it leads the ignorant to imagine that a tacit acknowledgment is thus made that the tradition that Helena found the true Cross here is a fiction--an invention.
From these several reasons, namely, the improbability of man having formerly got seven or eight supposed species of pigeons to breed freely under domestication; these supposed species being quite unknown in a wild state, and their becoming nowhere feral; these species having very abnormal characters in certain respects, as compared with all other Columbidae, though so like in most other respects to the rock-pigeon; the blue colour and various marks occasionally appearing in all the breeds, both when kept pure and when crossed
; the mongrel offspring being perfectly fertile;--from these several reasons, taken together, I can feel no doubt that all our domestic breeds have descended from the Columba livia with its geographical sub-species.
He, too, receives her kindly, and in the wood she lives with these wild creatures until there she finds a new knight named Satyrane, with whom she once more sets forth to seek the Red Cross
Some years ago, a passenger endeavoured to escape detection, by making a long circuit over a neighbouring mountain; but this Indian, having by chance crossed
his track, followed it for the whole day over dry and very stony hills, till at last he came on his prey hidden in a gully.
As she crossed
it with her precious burden, she looked constantly and restlessly from side to side.
"When Lieutenant Turck crosses
thirty," he said, "we shall all cross
with him, and God help the officer or the man who reproaches him!"
I know a man who lives on the opposite bank, for I've seen him there a good many years; but we've never spoken because neither of us has ever crossed
There was a smile on her lips as she dropped to the ground to cross
a little clearing where once had stood a native village surrounded by its fields.
"Well," resumed Athos, "swear on this cross
, which, in spite of its magnificent material, is still a cross
; swear to be united in spite of everything, and forever, and may this oath bind us to each other, and even, also, our descendants!
``Well, then,'' answered Wamba, ``your reverences must hold on this path till you come to a sunken cross
, of which scarce a cubit's length remains above ground; then take the path to the left, for there are four which meet at Sunken Cross
, and I trust your reverences will obtain shelter before the storm comes on.''
Now on his way home he had to cross
a plank lying across a running brook.
[LORD DARLINGTON crosses
R.C.] No, no tea, thank you, dear.