In the absorbing contemplation of the scarlet
letter, I had hitherto neglected to examine a small roll of dingy paper, around which it had been twisted.
I'd choose to be that scarlet
maple just on the edge of the pond there,"--and she pointed with the whip.
So they lay still, and in a minute more up came a smart stranger dressed in scarlet
and silk and wearing a jaunty hat with a curling cock feather in it.
First there marched four officers of the jeddak's Guard bearing a huge salver on which reposed, upon a cushion of scarlet
silk, a great golden chain with a collar and padlock at each end.
stains upon the body and especially upon the face of the victim, were the pest ban which shut him out from the aid and from the sympathy of his fellow-men.
Then he set out: and when he had gone on his way some time he came to a deep valley, overhung with rocks and woods; and as he looked around, he saw standing above him on one of the rocks a little ugly dwarf, with a sugarloaf cap and a scarlet
cloak; and the dwarf called to him and said, 'Prince, whither so fast?
Moreover, the Cardinal de Bourbon was a handsome man,--he wore a fine scarlet
robe, which he carried off very well,--that is to say, he had all the women on his side, and, consequently, the best half of the audience.
Towards the end of the term two or three boys caught scarlet
fever, and there was much talk of sending them all home in order to escape an epidemic; but the sufferers were isolated, and since no more were attacked it was supposed that the outbreak was stopped.
Two others were yeomen of merry Yorkshire, another was a tall stranger in blue, who said he came from London Town, and the last was a tattered stranger in scarlet
, who wore a patch over one eye.
He came back from his researches with no solution of the question, with no message, indeed, but the awful warning, "Be true, be true," which is the burden of the Scarlet
Letter; yet in all his books there is the hue of thoughts that we think only in the presence of the mysteries of life and death.
It was a single arch of gray stone, and lying flat upon the bridge was a scarlet
alligator, seemingly fast asleep.
His tiny surcoat of scarlet
velvet was rich with embroidery, while beneath was a close-fitting tunic of white silk.