Anne picked up her orchids
and went downstairs, where Aunt Jamesina was presiding over a row of coats hung before the fire to warm.
Even the road to the Orchid
House had now split itself into three.
"It cannot much matter to him whether it is early or late for the orchids
. But you will come on, will you not, and see Merripit House?"
Yes, I like orchids
. A plant that can subsist on a scrap of board is an instance of natural econ--"
The soldier had left him, and he was still standing by his box, with the pots of orchids
on the lid of it, and staring vaguely over the trees.
The vegetation had again changed, and only the vegetable ivory tree remained, with a great profusion of wonderful orchids
, among which I learned to recognize the rare Nuttonia Vexillaria and the glorious pink and scarlet blossoms of Cattleya and odontoglossum.
He owned a voice as soothing as the wash of the sea, and stores of experiences as vast as the sea itself; for his business in life was to wander up and down the world, collecting orchids
and wild beasts and ethnological specimens for German and American dealers.
They were mimosas, figs, hibisci, and palm trees, mingled together in profusion; and under the shelter of their verdant vault grew orchids
, leguminous plants, and ferns.
Beaufort's having sent her wonderful orchids
, and cousin Henry van der Luyden a whole hamper of carnations from Skuytercliff.
For hours absolute quiet reigned in the little clearing, except as it was broken by the discordant notes of brilliantly feathered parrots, or the screeching and twittering of the thousand jungle birds flitting ceaselessly amongst the vivid orchids
and flamboyant blossoms which festooned the myriad, moss-covered branches of the forest kings.
Squalling like an infuriated cat, the shadow crashed down through tree-ferns and orchids
and thudded upon the earth at his feet, and, still squalling its rage and pain, had sunk its human teeth into the ankle of his stout tramping boot.
In the center of it was a huge carven bowl, with the glistening gleam of ferns and the red and purple of rare orchids
, glowing from a light hidden somewhere in their midst.