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A good deal of hammering went on before the curtain rose again, but when it became evident what a masterpiece of stage carpentery had been got up, no one murmured at the delay.
That is for your impudence in answering mama awhile since," said he, "and for your sneaking way of getting behind curtains, and for the look you had in your eyes two minutes since, you rat
Albert wandered about the theatre until the curtain was drawn up.
But what think you of the plan of the curtain, Barbara?
In the meantime Philip was discussing the questions of dress with the Chevalier de Lorraine, and they had ceased to hear the rustling of the cardinal's silk robe from behind the curtain.
An increasing cackle of complaints, orders, and jests, and what to a European would have been bad language, came from behind the curtains.
With formal furniture, curtains are out of place; and an extensive volume of drapery of any kind is, under any circumstance, irreconcilable with good taste - the proper quantum, as well as the proper adjustment, depending upon the character of the general effect.
Then he softly drew back a piece of the curtain and motioned his companion to look out.
It was now divided into two equal parts by a heavy green silk curtain stretched across it, separating the alcove beyond, where stood Rogojin's bed, from the rest of the room.
He drew the curtain aside and for some time his frightened, restless eyes could not find the baby.
Rodney spoke with such decision that when he raised his arm Katharine expected him to draw the curtain instantly.
They found all the rest of the party already in their seats and the curtain about to go up.