said the Queen, pointing to the three gardeners
who were lying round the rosetree; for, you see, as they were lying on their faces, and the pattern on their backs was the same as the rest of the pack, she could not tell whether they were gardeners
, or soldiers, or courtiers, or three of her own children.
informed Camaralzaman that they were quite a year's land journey to any Mahomedan country, but that there was a much shorter route by sea to the Ebony Island, from whence the Isles of the Children of Khaledan could be easily reached, and that a ship sailed once a year for the Ebony Island by which he might get so far as his very home.
Grieved as I was over the theft, I did not punish the gardener
, of whose fidelity I was well assured, but I determined to pluck off all the fruit in the following year before it was ripe, as I had not much belief in the magician's warning.
muttered, taking a key from his pocket, and beginning to unlock a door in the garden-wall.
Almost as he spoke the huge figure of the hairy gardener
appeared on a higher ridge of the trenched and terraced lawn, hailing them with a brandished rake and a horribly bellowing voice.
He brought to his wooing the same determination which had made him second gardener
at the Hall at twenty-five.
Thus they pass on from room to room, raising the pictured Dedlocks for a few brief minutes as the young gardener
admits the light, and reconsigning them to their graves as he shuts it out again.
Ha, Sir Jules," laughed the old gardener
, "Virtue and Vice be twin sisters who come running to do the bidding of the same father, Desire.
He told me it was wanted by his gardener
, to be used, in solution, for the killing of insects in the greenhouse.
has been here a year and has given me notice regularly on the first of every month, but up to now has been induced to stay on.
If anyone saw him it was a solitary man-servant, something between a groom and a gardener
, between my beds," says the Sergeant, on whose mind the gravel paths of our rosery seemed to dwell unpleasantly.