On a banister post stood a tallow candle
which guttered in the draft.
I did not attempt to follow him, but remained seated in the arm-chair, speechless, tearless, and almost motionless, till he returned about half-an-hour after, and walking up to me, held the candle
in my face and peered into my eyes with looks and laughter too insulting to be borne.
Taking the candle
from its place he commenced a systematic search of the apartment, nor had he gone far before he discovered another door in the opposite end of the room, a door which gave upon creaking hinges to the weight of his body.
Strange enough they looked in the yellow light of the candle
. The one who had so reluctantly alighted was especially spectacular--he might have been called sensational.
At the end of twenty steps the corridor ended in a "jumping- off place." Tom got down on his knees and felt below, and then as far around the corner as he could reach with his hands conveniently; he made an effort to stretch yet a little farther to the right, and at that moment, not twenty yards away, a human hand, holding a candle
, appeared from behind a rock!
Pretty soon the door that I had tried silently opened and the old man came in, carrying a candle
. I spoke to him pleasantly, apologizing for my intrusion, but he took no notice of me.
Where did you find the candle
? And the matches with which to light it--where did you get them?"
He opened the glass of the dull lamp, whose wick, burnt up and swollen like a drunkard's nose, came flying off in little carbuncles at the candle
's touch, and scattering hot sparks about, rendered it matter of some difficulty to kindle the lazy taper; when a noise, as of a man snoring deeply some steps higher up, caused him to pause and listen.
With slowly dawning remembrance, Mr Venus rises, and holds his candle
over the little counter, and holds it down towards the legs, natural and artificial, of Mr Wegg.
They ask me, are they to light the candles
that have been lighted before or candles
that have never been lighted?
At the funeral the Woman stood at the head of the bier, holding a lighted crimson candle
till it was wasted entirely away.
I stood over him with my candle
. "How did you know I was there?"