On one occasion he took up the study of jewels
, and appeared at a costume ball as Anne de Joyeuse, Admiral of France, in a dress covered with five hundred and sixty pearls.
But when tempests rose, she hastened down below the stormy billows, to where all was calm and still, and with her sister Spirits waited till it should be fair again, listening sadly, meanwhile, to the cries of those whom the wild waves wrecked and cast into the angry sea, and who soon came floating down, pale and cold, to the Spirits' pleasant home; then they wept pitying tears above the lifeless forms, and laid them in quiet graves, where flowers bloomed, and jewels
sparkled in the sand.
There, on either side of her, knelt the two Bouncers, devouring the jewel
with their eyes, and screaming with ecstasy every time it flashed on them in a new light.
They scoured the roads, they searched the woods and all quarters, and at the end of three days they found the flighty Leandra in a mountain cave, stript to her shift, and robbed of all the money and precious jewels
she had carried away from home with her.
Though its radiance actually threw the shadow of the unbeliever at his own feet, as he turned his back upon the glorious jewel
, he would not be convinced that there was the least glimmer there.
Your ladyship does not generally take your jewels
with you into the country."
And Christians generally--surely there are women in heaven now who wore jewels
." Celia was conscious of some mental strength when she really applied herself to argument.
Mrs Merdle was at home, the best of the jewels
were hung out to be seen, Society got what it came for, Mr Merdle drank twopennyworth of tea in a corner and got more than he wanted.
The body, decked in rich robes and sparkling with jewels
, was laid upon an open bier, and the procession started, taking its way to a high mountain at some distance from the city, the wretched husband, clothed from head to foot in a black mantle, following mournfully.
Two days elapsed following the theft of the jewels
before Tarzan gave them a thought.
There were many people on these walks--men, women and children--all dressed in handsome garments of silk or satin or velvet, with beautiful jewels
. Better even than this: all seemed happy and contented, for their faces were smiling and free from care, and music and laughter might be heard on every side.
I would rather have one barleycorn than all the jewels
in the world."