The little group of black specks with the flag
of white had been swept out of existence, and the stillness of the evening, so it seemed to me, had scarcely been broken.
A second discharge followed the first, and three balls, by passing through it, made the napkin really a flag
That night a procession passed, by torchlight, through the streets, bearing in the midst the figure of a woman, enveloped with a richly embroidered mantle; while in advance stalked Jervase Helwyse, waving the red flag
of the pestilence.
We afterwards learned that our eccentric friend had been a lieutenant in the English navy; but having disgraced his flag
by some criminal conduct in one of the principal ports on the main, he had deserted his ship, and spent many years wandering among the islands of the Pacific, until accidentally being at Nukuheva when the French took possession of the place, he had been appointed pilot of the harbour by the newly constituted authorities.
They bore five-foot sticks with fluttering flags
, and called to each other as they spread over the flat earth.
They cheered the flag
by habit and tradition, they despised other nations, and whenever there was an international difficulty they were intensely patriotic, that is to say, they were ardently against any native politician who did not say, threaten, and do harsh and uncompromising things to the antagonist people.
A sergeant of the battalion ran up and took the flag
that was swaying from its weight in Prince Andrew's hands, but he was immediately killed.
With that answer she took the flag
from me and thrust it impatiently into the breast-pocket of my jacket.
I don't know whether you cultivate the arts of peace or your flag
is flung to the battle and the breeze and your voice is for war.
Jamie had "trained" before, and was made a colonel at once; but Pokey was the best of all, and called forth a spontaneous burst of applause from the spectators as she brought up the rear, her cocked hat all over one eye, her flag
trailing over her shoulder, and her wooden sword straight up in the air; her face beaming and every curl bobbing with delight as her fat legs tottered in the vain attempt to keep step manfully.
But she has erroneous ideas concerning the American flag
and the protection it is supposed to symbolize.
But, singularly to say, a flag
floating on the wind surmounted its cone, which emerged five or six feet out of water.