It had been predicted to his darling that meeting him would bring her misfortune, but he was animated by the sincere determination to force the jewel of his heart to remember Heinz Schorlin with anything but sorrow and regret. What would have seemed impossible to him a few hours before, he now realised.
It is difficult to find any other characteristic deserving of grave censure, but his enemies have adopted a simpler process. They have been able to find few flaws in his nature, and therefore have denounced it in gross. It is not that his character was here and there defective, but that the eternal jewel was false.
Christian had betaken herself to a point on the avenue remote from the fray. A run, she told herself, would have tranquillised her, and made things seem more normal, but there was no prospect of one. "I'll wait till this rat-hunt is over," she thought, letting Joker stroll across the park towards a little lake, shining amidst bracken and bushes, a jewel dropped from heaven.
What lingo is that ? RISPOLÓZHENSKY. I can't tell you positively: they called my father Psoy well, naturally, that makes me Psoich. USTÍNYA NAÚMOVNA. But, Psoich, like that, Psoich! However, that's nothing; there are worse, my jewel. AGRAFÉNA KONDRÁTYEVNA. Well, Sysóy Psoich, what was it you were going to tell us?
"Oh, the one that lives in folks' hearts and lays low part of the time," replied Zeke. "Do you mean jealousy; envy, hatred, or malice?" asked Jewel so glibly that her companion stared. "Great Scott! What do you know about that outfit?" he asked. The child nodded wisely. "I know people believe in them sometimes; but you needn't think grandpa does, because he doesn't." "Mr.
"Not even once, saire," purred the Frenchman. "By blazes! I have the equivalent!" shouted Bloodgood. Into an inner pocket he plunged. He brought out a velvet jewel box. When this was opened, there was a cry of wonder, for a magnificent diamond necklace was revealed. "That is worth ten thousand dollars!" declared Bloodgood, "and I'll bet as long as it lasts!" Mr. Slush held out his hand.
She sensed that the boy, for all his youth, had a grown-up way of looking at things. There was that talisman she had carried ever since that night he had left them there on the island of Puget Sound the three elk teeth set with jade and an uncut diamond. "Don't let him go, Marian, till I come back." She darted into their igloo, to return an instant later, the odd jewel gleaming in her hand.
What was this wild Western child doing now? The car made too much noise to permit of investigation, so she waited until they had left it and entered the park gates. "Julia," she said then, "where did you ever see that gentleman before?" "I never did," replied the child. "What do you mean by such bold actions, then? What will he think of you?" "He'll think it's all right," returned Jewel.
"Give it, jewel! It's I'll be the bearer; for all your powdered men below has taken fright by the dread the first messenger got, and dares not be carrying a summons for the military through the midst of them: but I'll take it for yees and which way will I go to get quickest to your general's? and how will I know his house? for seven of them below bothered my brains." Mr.
The daughter of the house was more and more to his taste, but his liking for her was not such as to carry him beyond prudence. "If I chose," he would say to himself after every time he met her, "if I chose I could own that jewel. I have only to stretch out my hand and have it given me."