The nurse lit the gilt candles
before the icons and sat down by the door with her knitting.
Of course I did not leave him to pursue this occupation in quiet: I made several attempts to snatch the book from his hands, but he held it too firmly for that; I upbraided him in bitterness and scorn for his mean and dishonourable conduct, but that had no effect upon him; and, finally, I extinguished both the candles
, but he only wheeled round to the fire, and raising a blaze sufficient for his purposes, calmly continued the investigation.
For many minutes he lay trembling and broken; but finally he drew himself to a sitting posture, and taking a match from his pocket, lighted the stump of the candle
which remained to him.
Each combatant took a knife, examined it critically near the candle
and tested the strength of blade and handle across his lifted knee.
They tried to estimate how long they had been in the cave, but all they knew was that it seemed days and weeks, and yet it was plain that this could not be, for their candles
were not gone yet.
To my own good luck, that ship was loaded with meat, preserved foods, crackers, bread, bottles of wine, raisins, cheese, coffee, sugar, wax candles
, and boxes of matches.
'Oh dear me, dear me!' sighs Mr Venus, heavily, snuffing the candle
, 'the world that appeared so flowery has ceased to blow!
The priest lighted two candles
, wreathed with flowers, and holding them sideways so that the wax dropped slowly from them he turned, facing the bridal pair.
which they sell behave very strangely in warm weather.
He looked about him for an offensive weapon, caught up the snuffers, and, before applying them to the cabbage-headed candle
, lunged at the sleeper as though he would have run him through the body.
Without another word of explanation, she hurriedly lit a candle
and withdrew into the bedroom to put on her bonnet and shawl.
I caught up the candle
, opened the unlocked bureau, and then the empty case which I found in the very front.