They made no sounds at all, either in flying or trying to speak, and they conversed mainly by means of quick signals made with their wooden fingers or lips.
"There's going to be trouble, and my sword isn't stout enough to cut up those wooden bodies--so I shall have to get out my revolvers."
"What is this, sister?" said Agnes to Gauchère, gazing at the little creature exposed, which was screaming and writhing on the wooden
bed, terrified by so many glances.
From that moment the men of taste about Long Wharf and the Town Dock who were wont to show their love for the arts by frequent visits to Drowne's workshop, and admiration of his wooden
images, began to be sensible of a mystery in the carver's conduct.
Over against a London house, a corner house not far from Cavendish Square, a man with a wooden
leg had sat for some years, with his remaining foot in a basket in cold weather, picking up a living on this wise:--Every morning at eight o'clock, he stumped to the corner, carrying a chair, a clothes-horse, a pair of trestles, a board, a basket, and an umbrella, all strapped together.
'There's nothing against him yet,' returned the man with the wooden
I could hear the wooden
leg clackin' on the stones."
He said that mistress had been in a dreadful way ever since dark, fearing some accident had happened, and that she had sent James off on Justice, the roan cob, toward the wooden
bridge to make inquiry after us.
"What's wrong?" asked the animal, slightly turning his wooden
head to look at the party with one eye, which was a knot of wood.
His work included the adjudgment of the arms of Achilles to Odysseus, the madness of Aias, the bringing of Philoctetes from Lemnos and his cure, the coming to the war of Neoptolemus who slays Eurypylus, son of Telephus, the making of the wooden
horse, the spying of Odysseus and his theft, along with Diomedes, of the Palladium: the analysis concludes with the admission of the wooden
horse into Troy by the Trojans.
A throng of bearded men, in sad-coloured garments and grey steeple-crowned hats, inter-mixed with women, some wearing hoods, and others bareheaded, was assembled in front of a wooden
edifice, the door of which was heavily timbered with oak, and studded with iron spikes.
His Majesty continued to throw the quoits as coolly as if no danger threatened his throne, but the Pumpkinhead, having caught sight of Tip, ambled toward the boy as fast as his wooden
legs would go.
A rustling was heard in the bushes, and a little boy stood before the King's Son, a boy in wooden
shoes, and with so short a jacket that one could see what long wrists he had.
The commerce of Lucerne consists mainly in gimcrackery of the souvenir sort; the shops are packed with Alpine crystals, photographs of scenery, and wooden
and ivory carvings.
Up under the wooden
ceiling there were little half-windows with white curtains, and pots of geraniums and wandering Jew in the deep sills.