to count the ribbons
: there were twenty-seven members,
"I'll get you one!" cried Dorothy, who was sorry for the poor man; so she ran back to the buggy and took from her suit-case a pretty blue ribbon
. It did her good to see how the braided man's eyes sparkled when he received this treasure.
And Korsunsky began waltzing with measured steps straight towards the group in the left corner, continually saying, "Pardon, mesdames, pardon, pardon, mesdames"; and steering his course through the sea of lace, tulle, and ribbon
, and not disarranging a feather, he turned his partner sharply round, so that her slim ankles, in light transparent stockings, were exposed to view, and her train floated out in fan shape and covered Krivin's knees.
So that those unlucky minutes which had been spent in changing the ribbons
, had prevented the lovers from meeting at this time;--a most unfortunate accident, from which my fair readers will not fail to draw a very wholesome lesson.
He took the ribbon
out of the box, smiled at it scornfully, then with a pair of scissors cut out a piece from the palm of the glove.
Jo's cheeks were as red as her ribbon
, and she wondered what he thought of her, but she didn't care, for in a minute she found herself walking away arm in arm with her Professor, feeling as if the sun had suddenly burst out with uncommon brilliancy, that the world was all right again, and that one thoroughly happy woman was paddling through the wet that day.
By an unlucky slip, however, a fluttering fragment of the ribbon
hung out of one of her sleeves, just as she was finishing, and caught Miss Ophelia's attention.
"You wrote that it was to be quite a small reception, and just see how badly I am dressed." And she spread out her arms to show her short-waisted, lace-trimmed, dainty gray dress, girdled with a broad ribbon
just below the breast.
The knots of blue ribbons
appeared like violated flowers.
But I shall want the ribbon
directly so it had better go to Hartfieldat least the ribbon
With his eyes strained on the ribbon
attached to the pigeon, by that fluttering bit of color he marked his fall.
It is stylish to pin a piece of ribbon
on your coat the same colour as your chum wears in her hair.
This time it was a small package, wrapped in tissue paper and tied with ribbon
. She opened it carefully, with the deep gravity and circumstance of a priest before an altar.
I venture, therefore, to propose that a small bell be procured, and attached by a ribbon
round the neck of the Cat.
Well, she followed the ribbon
to a place where it became a bridge over a dry puddle into which another fairy had fallen and been unable to climb out.