of glass out," continued the count, "a dark lantern, a bunch of false keys, a secretary half forced -- it is tolerably evident" --
The one sunbeam struggled mistily through, and could but imperfectly define the image of the cracked and dusty window pane
on the opposite wall.
We counted sixty panes
of glass in one window, and each pane
was adorned with one of these master achievements of genius and patience.
of glass which is further on, that transparent obstacle, that wall of crystal, harder than brass, which separates all philosophies from the truth, how wouldst thou have overcome it?
The first roll of thunder and the first heavy drop striking the pane
caused a little stir.
For, observe, Marlow," he said, making at me very round eyes which contrasted funnily with the austere touch of grey on his temples, "observe, my dear fellow, that everything depended on the men who cleared up the poop in the evening leaving that coil of rope on the deck, and on the topsail-tie carrying away in a most incomprehensible and surprising manner earlier in the day, and the end of the chain whipping round the coaming and shivering to bits the coloured glass- pane
at the end of the skylight.
The fuss and bustle were disturbing; then when the train had started, she could not help listening to the noises; then the snow beating on the left window and sticking to the pane
, and the sight of the muffled guard passing by, covered with snow on one side, and the conversations about the terrible snowstorm raging outside, distracted her attention.
Now, this back-room was immediately behind the bar, and some steps lower, so that any person connected with the house, undrawing a small curtain which concealed a single pane
of glass fixed in the wall of the last-named apartment, about five feet from its flooring, could not only look down upon any guests in the back-room without any great hazard of being observed (the glass being in a dark angle of the wall, between which and a large upright beam the observer had to thrust himself), but could, by applying his ear to the partition, ascertain with tolerable distinctness, their subject of conversation.
A fly flew up suddenly and struck the window pane
with a plaintive buzz.
Through its panes
, moreover, we dimly catch the sweep of the dark, clustering foliage outside, fluttering with a constant irregularity of movement, and letting in a peep of starlight, now here, now there.
Leah stood up in the window-seat, rubbing the panes
of glass dimmed with smoke.
And she turned her face toward the streaming panes
of the window of the railway carriage and gazed out at the gray rain-storm which looked as if it would go on forever and ever.
The old-fashioned brass knocker on the low arched door, ornamented with carved garlands of fruit and flowers, twinkled like a star; the two stone steps descending to the door were as white as if they had been covered with fair linen; and all the angles and corners, and carvings and mouldings, and quaint little panes
of glass, and quainter little windows, though as old as the hills, were as pure as any snow that ever fell upon the hills.
I rose, went, and leaned on my elbows before the panes
As soon as I have done I will knock on one of the panes