In one corner stood a huge
bag of wool, ready to be spun; in another, a quantity of linsey-woolsey just from the loom; ears of Indian corn, and strings of dried apples and peaches, hung in gay festoons along the walls, mingled with the gaud of red peppers; and a door left ajar gave him a peep into the best parlor, where the claw-footed chairs and dark mahogany tables shone like mirrors; andirons, with their accompanying shovel and tongs, glistened from their covert of asparagus tops; mock- oranges and conch - shells decorated the mantelpiece; strings of various-colored birds eggs were suspended above it; a great ostrich egg was hung from the centre of the room, and a corner cupboard, knowingly left open, displayed immense treasures of old silver and well-mended china.
black banner, which floated from the top of the tower, announced that the obsequies of the late owner were still in the act of being solemnized.
When I became aware that the roc had settled and that I was once again upon solid ground, I hastily unbound my turban from its foot and freed myself, and that not a moment too soon; for the bird, pouncing upon a huge
snake, killed it with a few blows from its powerful beak, and seizing it up rose into the air once more and soon disappeared from my view.
It stretched its huge
head, in which the eyes glittered fiercely, among the branches, searching for the nest in which the little children lay.
This ray is separated from the other rays of the sun by means of finely adjusted instruments placed upon the roof of the huge
building, three-quarters of which is used for reservoirs in which the ninth ray is stored.
And so, in that derelict museum, upon the thick soft carpeting of dust, to Weena's huge
delight, I solemnly performed a kind of composite dance, whistling THE LAND OF THE LEAL as cheerfully as I could.
As Mars approached opposition, Lavelle of Java set the wires of the astronomical exchange palpitating with the amazing intelli- gence of a huge
outbreak of incandescent gas upon the planet.
When he came, he brought in with him a huge
load of dry firewood to light the fire for his supper, and this he flung with such a noise on to the floor of his cave that we hid ourselves for fear at the far end of the cavern.
Whoever had gazed into the dismal obscurity of the broad cavern mouth, whence ever and anon darted huge
tongues of dusky flame, and had seen the strange, half-shaped monsters, and visions of faces horribly grotesque, into which the smoke seemed to wreathe itself, and had heard the awful murmurs, and shrieks, and deep, shuddering whispers of the blast, sometimes forming themselves into words almost articulate, would have seized upon Mr.
He is an exceedingly puffy little old gentleman, with big circular eyes and a huge
My word, it does not seem a very cheerful place," said the detective with a shiver, glancing round him at the gloomy slopes of the hill and at the huge
lake of fog which lay over the Grimpen Mire.
gingko tree, topping all the others, shot its great limbs and maidenhair foliage over the fort which we had constructed.
Never for a moment were we safe from the sudden charge of some huge
demon of the north.
Kerchak was a huge
king ape, weighing perhaps three hundred and fifty pounds.
The last of the Horse Guards, a huge
pockmarked fellow, frowned angrily on seeing Rostov before him, with whom he would inevitably collide.