Suddenly a gust of wind beat violently against the casement of the window, from which the double frame had been removed (by order of the prince, one window frame was removed in each room as soon as the larks returned), and, forcing open a loosely closed latch, set the damask curtain flapping and blew out the candle
with its chill, snowy draft.
I did not attempt to follow him, but remained seated in the arm-chair, speechless, tearless, and almost motionless, till he returned about half-an-hour after, and walking up to me, held the candle
in my face and peered into my eyes with looks and laughter too insulting to be borne.
Tom got down on his knees and felt below, and then as far around the corner as he could reach with his hands conveniently; he made an effort to stretch yet a little farther to the right, and at that moment, not twenty yards away, a human hand, holding a candle
, appeared from behind a rock
The dumbly-tortured figure in the chair; the broad window opposite the foot of the bed, with the black night beyond it; the candle
burning on the table-- these, and all other objects in the room, remained unaltered.
The wax candles
, which have to be stuck in bottle necks because there is nothing else to stick them in.
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.
Gentlemen," said the man holding the candle
and keys, "I believe everything is right.
The door was opened, and the light of the candle
shone through upon the ground.
With slowly dawning remembrance, Mr Venus rises, and holds his candle
over the little counter, and holds it down towards the legs, natural and artificial, of Mr Wegg.
At the funeral the Woman stood at the head of the bier, holding a lighted crimson candle
till it was wasted entirely away.
I had put my candle
, designedly, a short way off, and then, as he held out his friendly old hand to me, had sat down on the edge of his bed.
That she looked at the candle
she had left burning, and, measuring the time like King Alfred the Great, was confirmed by its wasted state in her belief that she had been asleep for some considerable period.