The Soldier with the Green Whiskers looked at Jack with much care and curiosity.
broke in the Saw-Horse; so a pair of green spectacles was quickly fastened over the bulging knots that served it for eyes.
That he was within the boundary of Torquas, Carthoris was sure, but that there existed there such a wondrous city he never had dreamed, nor had the chronicles of the past even hinted at such a possibility, for the Torquasians were known to live, as did the other green
men of Mars, within the deserted cities that dotted the dying planet, nor ever had any green
horde built so much as a single edifice, other than the low-walled incubators where their young are hatched by the sun's heat.
A hundred yards to my right was the gate from which the troops were evidently expected to issue, but to reach it I must pass the flank of the green
warriors within easy sight of them, and, fearing that my plan to warn the Kaolians might thus be thwarted, I decided upon hastening toward the left, where another gate a mile away would give me ingress to the city.
With hot heart I took the green
winding path, and presently came the little grassy glade, and the bubbling crystal well, and the hut of wattled boughs, and, looking through the open door of the hut, I saw a lovely girl lying asleep in her golden hair.
So he is," said the green
man, "and he rules the Emerald City wisely and well.
His powerful tail was raised high to one side, and as he passed close above them he brought it down in one terrific sweep that crushed a green
warrior's skull as though it had been an eggshell.
Man quietly refilled his pipe, lit it, bowed to us, and went out.
The scene I had witnessed seemed to mark the defeat and annihilation of the forces of a kindred people, rather than the routing by our green
warriors of a horde of similar, though unfriendly, creatures.
But the Green
Fisherman, not even noticing that it was he, turned him over and over in the flour until he looked like a Marionette made of chalk.
This enclosure, all green
and gold and glittering with precious gems, was indeed a wonderful sight to greet our travelers, who first observed it from the top of a little hill; but beyond the wall was the vast city it surrounded, and hundreds of jeweled spires, domes and minarets, flaunting flags and banners, reared their crests far above the towers of the gateways.
it might be called, if it were any earthly color--a queer, dull, bronzy green
, with streaks here and there of the original red to heighten the ghastly effect.
Regent street is not unknown to Lascars and Malays; and at Bombay, in the Apollo Green
, live Yankees have often scared the natives.
On a silvery mushroom was spread the breakfast; little cakes of flower-dust lay on a broad green
leaf, beside a crimson strawberry, which, with sugar from the violet, and cream from the yellow milkweed, made a fairy meal, and their drink was the dew from the flowers' bright leaves.
They went through the muddy village, past threshing floors and green
fields of winter rye, downhill where snow still lodged near the bridge, uphill where the clay had been liquefied by the rain, past strips of stubble land and bushes touched with green
here and there, and into a birch forest growing on both sides of the road.