All the mess plate was out on the long table - the same table that had served up the bodies of five officers after a forgotten fight long and long ago - the dingy, battered standards faced the door of entrance, clumps of winter-roses lay between the silver candlesticks
, and the portraits of eminent officers deceased looked down on their successors from between the heads of sambhur, nilghai, markhor, and, pride of all the mess, two grinning snow-leopards that had cost Basset-Holmer four months' leave that he might have spent in England, instead of on the road to Thibet and the daily risk of his life by ledge, snow- slide, and grassy slope.
For the candle in the candlestick
had obviously burned itself away to nothing and left him, mentally, at least, very completely in the dark.
The parcel thus being secreted, Cornelius de Witt got up, pressed the hand of his godson, and turned towards the door, Van Baerle seizing the candlestick
, and lighting him on his way down to the street, which was still crowded with people who wished to see their great fellow citizen getting into his coach.
Suppose the servant really killed the master, or suppose the master isn't really dead, or suppose the master is dressed up as the servant, or suppose the servant is buried for the master; invent what Wilkie Collins' tragedy you like, and you still have not explained a candle without a candlestick
, or why an elderly gentleman of good family should habitually spill snuff on the piano.
After supper Sir Pitt Crawley began to smoke his pipe; and when it became quite dark, he lighted the rushlight in the tin candlestick
, and producing from an interminable pocket a huge mass of papers, began reading them, and putting them in order.
Are you any fresher now, or do you want the iron candlestick
to wake you thoroughly?
From these, in a narrow and a dirty street devoted to such callings, Mr Wegg selects one dark shop-window with a tallow candle dimly burning in it, surrounded by a muddle of objects vaguely resembling pieces of leather and dry stick, but among which nothing is resolvable into anything distinct, save the candle itself in its old tin candlestick
, and two preserved frogs fighting a small- sword duel.
Peter Magnus rang the bell for the chambermaid; and the striped bag, the red bag, the leathern hat-box, and the brown-paper parcel, having been conveyed to his bedroom, he retired in company with a japanned candlestick
, to one side of the house, while Mr.
Albogues," said Don Quixote, "are brass plates like candlesticks
that struck against one another on the hollow side make a noise which, if not very pleasing or harmonious, is not disagreeable and accords very well with the rude notes of the bagpipe and tabor.
In the middle stood a little frame containing relics; at the corners were two little orange-trees, and all along the edge were silver candlesticks
, porcelain vases containing sun-flowers, lilies, peonies, and tufts of hydrangeas.
Elizabeth followed her father, who paused a moment to whisper a message to one of his domestics, into a large hall, that was dimly lighted by two candies, placed in high, old-fashioned, brass candlesticks
Josiah Graves that morning had objected strongly to some candlesticks
with which the Vicar had adorned the altar.