Ay, this was the vision that was sent me as I lay in pain and misery among the bones of my dead in the ashes
of my kraal.
You’ve driven me to burn these logs, under which I’ve eaten and drunk—the first of Heaven’s gifts, and the other of the pure springs—for the half of a hundred years; and to mourn the ashes
under my feet, as a man would weep and mourn for the children of his body.
Descendants of some of those proud families still inhabit the palaces of Genoa, and trace in their own features a resemblance to the grim knights whose portraits hang in their stately halls, and to pictured beauties with pouting lips and merry eyes whose originals have been dust and ashes
for many a dead and forgotten century.
So angry was Matapuu, that he strode suddenly over to the fire-tender and kicked him in the ribs, whereupon the old savage emitted an appalling squeal, pig-like in its wild-animal fear, and fell face downward in the ashes
and lay quivering in momentary expectation of death.
Instead of a house they found only fire-blackened foundations of stone, enclosing an area of compact ashes
pitted by rains.
Playmore, I now reminded him that the eruption which had overwhelmed the town had preserved, for more than sixteen hundred years, such perishable things as the straw in which pottery had been packed; the paintings on house walls; the dresses worn by the inhabitants; and (most noticeable of all, in our case) a piece of ancient paper, still attached to the volcanic ashes
which had fallen over it.
Sometimes its banks were high and steep, hung with slender ashes
and birches; again they were mere, low margins, green with delicate mosses, shelving out of the wood.
A hill, formed of the older series of volcanic rocks, and which has been incorrectly considered as the crater of a volcano, is remarkable from its broad, slightly hollowed, and circular summit having been filled up with many successive layers of ashes
and fine scoriae.
You may wonder what his rigmarole, his amateur Paganini performances on one string or on twenty, have to do with your planting, and yet prefer it to leached ashes
As soon as she had recovered her breath a little, she called out to the White King, who was sitting sulkily among the ashes
, 'Mind the volcano
Slowly, very slowly, they blackened and turned to ashes
When I had finished washing the dishes, I cleaned the cabin stove and carried the ashes
up on deck to empty them.