But no one stopped it, and he was glad, punching on wearily and endlessly with his one arm, battering away at a bloody something before him that was not a face but a horror, an oscillating, hideous, gibbering, nameless thing that persisted before his wavering vision and would not go away.
The tin alarm-clock on the table ticked on, but Martin Eden, his face buried on his arms, did not hear it.
The purport was, that, at some future day, a child should be born hereabouts, who was destined to become the greatest and noblest personage of his time, and whose countenance, in manhood, should bear an exact resemblance to the Great Stone Face.
Yet Ernest had had no teacher, save only that the Great Stone Face became one to him.
I asked her presently--and was sorry next minute for the pain that shot across her face, but I just wanted to hint at what I designed not to reveal fully till later on, and thus to hint too that it was not as one of the number of her defilers that I had sought her.
I described to her the solitary moorland road, and the grey-gowned woman's figure in front of me, and the gig coming along to meet her, and the salutation of the two girls, and I told her all one look of her face had meant for me, and how I had wildly sought her in vain, and from that day to this had held her image in my heart.
Hooper had ascended the stairs, and showed himself in the pulpit, face to face with his congregation, except for the black veil.
Turning his veiled face from one group to another, he paid due reverence to the hoary heads, saluted the middle aged with kind dignity as their friend and spiritual guide, greeted the young with mingled authority and love, and laid his hands on the little children's heads to bless them.
I said, turning on him sharply, for I had seen danger in Montgomery's white face
I have heard that the first thing she expressed a wish to see was the christening robe, and she looked long at it and then turned her face
to the wall.
It may have been the apprehensiveness of love, the wish to meet his need for her sympathy, and the desire to see the Game face
for wisdom's sake,--and it may have been the clarion call of adventure ringing through the narrow confines of uneventful existence; for a great daring thrilled through her, and she said, just as simply, "I will.
It took a dozen attempts on the part of the thoroughly frightened blacks to reenter their village, past the horrible, grinning face
of their dead fellow, and when they found the food and arrows gone they knew, what they had only too well feared, that Mirando had seen the evil spirit of the jungle.
with such tender trust in her own face
and voice that her mother's heart rejoiced and Aunt March sniffed audibly.
In fact, one of them offered her a gourd of milk--a filthy, smoke-begrimed gourd, with the ancient rind of long-curdled milk caked in layers within its neck; but the spirit of the giver touched her deeply, and her face
lightened for a moment with one of those almost forgotten smiles of radiance that had helped to make her beauty famous both in Baltimore and London.
Excuse me, princess," he said, smiling courteously but looking her very firmly in the face
, "but I see that Anna's not very well, and I wish her to come home with me.