The Guardian pulled a bell-cord, and presently a very tall soldier -- clothed in a green
uniform -- entered from the opposite door.
His studies had taught him that in this little-explored portion of Barsoom the fierce tribe of Torquasian green
men ruled supreme, and that as yet no red man had succeeded in piercing to the heart of their domain to return again to the world of civilization.
Making a considerable detour to avoid the chance of falling into the hands of the green
men, I came at last to the great wall.
Follow yonder green
path till it leads you into a little grassy glade, where is a crystal well and a hut of woven boughs hard by, and you shall see her whom you seek.
At home they might hear political and ecclesiastical secrets intended not for them but for their husbands and brothers, and might even issue commands in the name of a priestly Circle; out of doors the striking combination of red and green
, without addition of any other colours, would be sure to lead the common people into endless mistakes, and the Women would gain whatever the Circles lost, in the deference of the passers by.
As they walked on, the green
glow became brighter and brighter, and it seemed that at last they were nearing the end of their travels.
Presently the leader of the plant men charged the little party, and his method of attack was as remarkable as it was effective, and by its very strangeness was the more potent, since in the science of the green
warriors there was no defence for this singular manner of attack, the like of which it soon was evident to me they were as unfamiliar with as they were with the monstrosities which confronted them.
Man quickly rose and hurried to the door by the side of the fireplace; but it was opened by the landlord who appeared, and said to the keeper:
The creature was considerably less than half as tall as the green
Martian warriors, and from my balcony I could see that it walked erect upon two legs and surmised that it was some new and strange Martian monstrosity with which I had not as yet become acquainted.
And as he struggled and squirmed like an eel to escape from him, the Green
Fisherman took a stout cord and tied him hand and foot, and threw him into the bottom of the tub with the others.
The Emerald City, which is the most splendid as well as the most beautiful city in any fairyland, is surrounded by a high, thick wall of green
marble, polished smooth and set with glistening emeralds.
Her eyes dwelt affectionately on Green
Gables, peering through its network of trees and reflecting the sunlight back from its windows in several little coruscations of glory.
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.