With the ornaments on the walls and ceilings
cleaned and brightened up, and with the heavy old-fashioned beds, chairs, and tables replaced by bright, pretty, and luxurious modern furniture, these two promised to be at once the most attractive and the most comfortable bedchambers in the hotel.
"I've just brought this gentleman in to show him your ceiling
. Did you ever see anything so wonderful?
Strickland took a lamp with him, while I tried to make clear the danger of hunting roof snakes between a ceiling
cloth and a thatch, apart from the deterioration of property caused by ripping out ceiling-cloths.
"Monsieur Stangerson," he said, "tells us that the two bullets have been found in The Yellow Room, one embedded in the wall stained with the impression of a red hand--a man's large hand --and the other in the ceiling
Do what he would, and love me though he did, the light left his face ever and again, and a film came over the placid look at the white ceiling
She got upon the table, and touched the spot in the ceiling
with her fingers.
Above, because the lower surface of the iceberg stretched over us like an immense ceiling
. Beneath, because the overturned block, having slid by degrees, had found a resting-place on the lateral walls, which kept it in that position.
A few ingots toppled from the higher tiers, a single piece of the rocky ceiling
splintered off and crashed downward to the floor, and the walls cracked, though they did not collapse.
Its light illuminated a strip of thick tapestry, hanging loose from the ceiling
to the floor, on the wall opposite to the door by which we had entered.
With all these personal advantages (to which may be added a strong savour of tobacco-smoke, and a prevailing greasiness of appearance) Mr Swiveller leant back in his chair with his eyes fixed on the ceiling
, and occasionally pitching his voice to the needful key, obliged the company with a few bars of an intensely dismal air, and then, in the middle of a note, relapsed into his former silence.
After the second act I left Lena in tearful contemplation of the ceiling
, and went out into the lobby to smoke.
"Practically, we should rise to the ceiling
," said the Earl.