It proved to be a silver chain
with a blue enamel locket on it, marked for Emma Jane.
The accursed was already under the carriage with some half-dozen particular friends, pointing out the chain
with his blue cap.
At this the spirit raised a frightful cry, and shook its chain
with such a dismal and appalling noise, that Scrooge held on tight to his chair, to save himself from falling in a swoon.
The best expedient I could think of, was to creep into my house, which I accordingly did; and shutting the gate after me, I went as far as the length of my chain
would suffer, and discharged my body of that uneasy load.
Cide Hamete Benengeli, the Arab and Manchegan author, relates in this most grave, high-sounding, minute, delightful, and original history that after the discussion between the famous Don Quixote of La Mancha and his squire Sancho Panza which is set down at the end of chapter twenty-one, Don Quixote raised his eyes and saw coming along the road he was following some dozen men on foot strung together by the neck, like beads, on a great iron chain
, and all with manacles on their hands.
So, with the cunning of a madman, I backed into the far corner of my cell when next I heard him approaching and gathering a little slack of the great chain
which held me in my hand I waited his coming, crouching like some beast of prey.
They were a large kind of "chaluts," like those on the Normandy coasts, great pockets that the waves and a chain
fixed in the smaller meshes kept open.
As thus she spoke, the Queen, who had spied out a chain
of jewels Ripple wore upon her neck, replied,--
Its passage through this last chain
is rough and violent; making repeated falls, and rushing down long and furious rapids, which threaten destruction to the navigator; though a hardy trapper is said to have shot down them in a canoe.
The antiquity of the port appeals to the imagination by the long chain
of adventurous enterprises that had their inception in the town and floated out into the world on the waters of the river.
You will find the beginning of a note to yourself; but I can now speak my business, which is merely to beg your acceptance of this little trifle--a chain
for William's cross.
Hunt and his party were now on the skirts of the Black Hills, or Black Mountains, as they are sometimes called; an extensive chain
, lying about a hundred miles east of the Rocky Mountains, and stretching in a northeast direction from the south fork of the Nebraska, or Platte River, to the great north bend of the Missouri.