The room was light. She got up and went to the open window. Dr. Draper's black brougham stood at the gate. The sun blazed, tree-high, on the flat mangold field across the road. The green leaves had the cold glitter of wet, pointed metal. To the north-east a dead smear of dawn. The brougham didn't look like itself, standing still in that unearthly light.
"He was much more amusing than some people who can," retorted Mrs. Korner. "It is possible, my dear Aimee," her husband pointed out to her, "for a man to be amusing without being drunk; also for a man to be drunk without " "Oh, a man is all the better," declared Mrs. Korner, "for letting himself go occasionally." "My dear "
"There weren't any men," exclaimed Marian with sudden conviction. "That boy's taken our boat and rowed away." "Yes, there were men," insisted Lucile. "I just saw a track in the sand. There it is." She pointed to the beach. An inspection of the sand showed three sets of footprints leading to the water's edge where a boat had been grounded.
But it is when we come to that King Khufu, who figures in the fairy-stories of Zazamankh and Dedi, that we begin to understand what a wonderful thing an Egyptian tomb might be. Not very far from Cairo, the modern capital of Egypt, a line of strange, pointed buildings rises against the sky on the edge of the desert.
It had paused in its journey, and, clinging to the bars of its cage, was regarding them with attentive round eyes that looked deliberately intelligent, but by no means sympathetic. He looked away from it to Guildea, who was smoking, with his head thrown back, his sharp, pointed chin, on which the small black beard bristled, upturned. He was moving his under lip up and down rapidly.
She was about to ask how understanding the creature would keep one from being eaten up when Michael pointed to the crimsoning West: "See!" he said eagerly as if he were pointing to a loved scene, "the sun is almost down. Don't you love to watch it? In a minute more it will be gone and then it will be dark. Hear that evening bird? 'Tit-wiloo! Tit-wiloo! He sings sometimes late at night."
He was formed for a controvertist, with sufficient learning, with diction vehement and pointed, though often vulgar and incorrect, with unconquerable pertinacity, with wit in the highest degree and sarcastic, and with all those powers exalted and invigorated by just confidence in his cause.
Among the characteristics of the objects, one must be pointed out, which demands the highest degree of activity in the intelligence: they contain in themselves control of error. To make the process one of self-education, it is not enough that the stimulus should call forth activity, it must also direct it.
Its only remarkable feature is a pointed arch of stone, let into the plastered wall, and forming a framework for the doorway. I set my foot on the doorsteps, ascended them, and Miss Shepard and J gathered some weeds or blades of grass that grew in the chinks between the steps.
High brow, high cheek-bone, long pointed jaw, lined and patient face I saw him as I had known him all my life, and I turned up at the other man, who stooped over me, a look of absurd surmise. He was a Spanish peasant, short, thick-set and muscular, but assuredly no Sancho: a quiet quick-eyed man, with a curious neat grace in his movements. Our tussle had not heated him in the least.