As to any other kind of discipline, whether addressed to her mind or heart, little Pearl might or might not be within its reach, in accordance with the caprice that ruled the moment.
Then, perhaps -- for there was no foreseeing how it might affect her -- Pearl would frown, and clench her little fist, and harden her small features into a stern, unsympathising look of discontent.
Sir," said Conseil, "would you give us some details of the pearl fishery?
My worthy Ned," I answered, "to the poet, a pearl is a tear of the sea; to the Orientals, it is a drop of dew solidified; to the ladies, it is a jewel of an oblong shape, of a brilliancy of mother-of-pearl substance, which they wear on their fingers, their necks, or their ears; for the chemist it is a mixture of phosphate and carbonate of lime, with a little gelatine; and lastly, for naturalists, it is simply a morbid secretion of the organ that produces the mother-of-pearl amongst certain bivalves.
But when Mapuhi exposed the pearl to his sight he managed to suppress the startle it gave him, and to maintain a careless, commercial expression on his face.
Never was there a pearl like it ever fished up in Hikueru, nor anywhere in the Paumotus, nor anywhere in all the world.
You remember the pearl
you were so keen about, Bunny, the emperor's pearl
, the pearl
money wouldn't buy?
Billina wore a pearl
necklace, and around the neck of each chicken was a tiny gold chain holding a locket with the letter "D" engraved upon the outside.
Here, from the fading canvas, smiled Lady Elizabeth Devereux, in her gauze hood, pearl
stomacher, and pink slashed sleeves.
Yes, gentlemen," said he, "it is the most famous pearl
now existing in the world, and it has been my good fortune, by a connected chain of inductive reasoning, to trace it from the Prince of Colonna's bedroom at the Dacre Hotel, where it was lost, to the interior of this, the last of the six busts of Napoleon which were manufactured by Gelder & Co.
The eldest brother set out, and sought for the pearls
the whole day: but the evening came, and he had not found the first hundred: so he was turned into stone as the tablet had foretold.
A tall, beautiful woman with a mass of plaited hair and much exposed plump white shoulders and neck, round which she wore a double string of large pearls
, entered the adjoining box rustling her heavy silk dress and took a long time settling into her place.