Sparkling green gems ornamented the fronts of the beautiful houses and the towers and turrets were all faced with emeralds.
However, the Pumpkinhead and the Saw-Horse, knowing nothing of wealth and beauty, paid little attention to the wonderful sights they saw through their green spectacles.
Almost immediately after sunrise the green warriors commenced firing upon the little figures upon the wall.
Here a great platform had been erected whereon Carthoris could see squatting a huge green warrior, surrounded by others of his kind.
Could I but win beyond the city's wall, there might be opportunity in the confusion and excitement which were sure to follow my announcement of an invading force of green warriors to find my way within the palace of the jeddak, where I was sure Matai Shang and his party would be quartered.
As I passed the flank of the waiting green men they saw my eyes turned upon them, and in an instant, knowing that all secrecy was at an end, those nearest me sprang to their feet in an effort to cut me off before I could reach the gate.
Then the green
man fitted spectacles for the Scarecrow and the Tin Woodman and the Lion, and even on little Toto; and all were locked fast with the key.
As the green
warrior saw the last of his companions go down and at the same time perceived that the entire herd was charging him in a body, he rushed boldly to meet them, swinging his long-sword in the terrific manner that I had so often seen the men of his kind wield it in their ferocious and almost continual warfare among their own race.
Man quietly refilled his pipe, lit it, bowed to us, and went out.
She was as destitute of clothes as the green
Martians who accompanied her; indeed, save for her highly wrought ornaments she was entirely naked, nor could any apparel have enhanced the beauty of her perfect and symmetrical figure.
The soldier wore a handsome green
and gold uniform, with a tall hat in which was a waving plume, and he had a belt thickly encrusted with jewels.
The morning sun looked softly down upon the broad green
earth, which like a mighty altar was sending up clouds of perfume from its breast, while flowers danced gayly in the summer wind, and birds sang their morning hymn among the cool green