Up from the horizon spread wave after wave; of perilous color, emerald melting into azure, crimson dying into rose. There was just enough breeze to put a tiny feather on the windward slope of the waves, and every white crest caught the glory. "This is better than all the tangoing in the world," cried Bobby. "Have you been up here all afternoon?" "I have.
Waddington's temperature leapt up again, and the doctor owned that he didn't like that. And Barbara found Fanny in the library, crying. She had been tidying up his writing-table, going over all his papers with a feather brush, and she had come on the manuscript of the Ramblings unfinished. "Fanny " "Barbara, I know I'm an idiot, but I simply cannot bear it.
"My eyes close of their own accord about this time." One could easily see that the goose who talked with the gander was very old. Her entire feather outfit was ice-gray, without any dark streaks. The head was larger, the legs coarser, and the feet were more worn than any of the others. The feathers were stiff; the shoulders knotty; the neck thin. All this was due to age.
The goddess of Fortune, with a broken nose and a paucity of fingers, dominated the brilliant assembly, from the height of her crimson throne. Her head had been crowned with a tall peaked modish beaver hat, from which a purple feather rakishly swept over the goddess's left ear.
She wore a dress of black silk, a voluminous cloak of black velvet trimmed with sables, and a fashionable bonnet of the same material, with a drooping feather. Douglas conducted his guests to the carriage, and saw Miss Graham comfortably seated, with her shawls and travelling-bags on the seat opposite.
But of course the mob was not satisfied, so they laid a plan to capture Joseph and tar and feather him; but now the constable who had treated him so badly, saw by the trial that he was innocent, and came to Joseph and asked his forgiveness. He told the prophet of the mob's intentions and helped Joseph to get safely away home.
Can one be too comfortable?" "I was. I couldn't move or see or breathe for comfort. It was like a feather bed all over me." "I wouldn't call that comfort," said Robin, for she paused, and he was afraid she was not going on. "It sounds much more like torture." "So it was at last. And Fritzi helped me to shake it off.
The Redskins would have been here like a shot to liberate their chief and to retaliate on you for having foiled them in One Tree Gulch." "Sure," acknowledged the Old Man, leading the way to the stable. "An' even as matters stand, I'm figurin' as Broken Feather 'll notion ter have revenge on you fer puttin' the lasso on him. He'll try ter git level with you somehow, Kiddie, sure's a steel trap.
"She stepped to the door and went up the companion-ladder, and the next moment I 'eard a sliding noise and a key turn in a lock. I jumped to the foot of the ladder and, 'ardly able to believe my senses, saw that the hatch was closed. When I found that it was locked too, you might ha' knocked me down with a feather.
'How much are you a pound, fish? asked a fourth. 'Bah! he's stale already! shouted a fifth. 'What's that in his right fin? a human cap and feather, I declare! exclaimed a sixth. 'Take it away from him! cried several together; and one spurred his horse towards the young man and reached forth the point of his lance, as if to catch the cap from Raymond's hand.