On a throne hung with clouds sat the Frost-King; a crown of crystals bound his white locks, and a dark mantle
wrought with delicate frost-work was folded over his cold breast.
The men wore the maro, a band one foot in width and several feet in length, swathed round the loins, and formed of tappa, or cloth of bark; the kihei, or mantle
, about six feet square, tied in a knot over one shoulder, passed under the opposite arm, so as to leave it bare, and falling in graceful folds before and behind, to the knee, so as to bear some resemblance to a Roman toga.
By listening to them attentively, the man in the mantle
could catch in its entirety the following interesting conversation,--
time of decay, And the dead leaves' 'wildering flight; And the mantle
of Autumn lies On the wanderer's soul to-night!
When all were ready, the king sent them to her; but she got up in the night when all were asleep, and took three of her trinkets, a golden ring, a golden necklace, and a golden brooch, and packed the three dresses--of the sun, the moon, and the stars--up in a nutshell, and wrapped herself up in the mantle
made of all sorts of fur, and besmeared her face and hands with soot.
On the right shoulder of the mantle
there was cut, in white cloth, a cross of a peculiar form.
I wish success to your mission," and with his embroidered red mantle
, his flowing feathers, and his glittering ornaments, he rejoined his suite who were respectfully awaiting him.
He took her mantle
from the wall, and tenderly wrapped it round her.
And so the two walked together through the dark alley to the end of the rickety, dismantled dock; the one thinking of the vast reward the King would lavish upon her for the information she felt sure she alone could give; the other feeling beneath his mantle
for the hilt of a long dagger which nestled there.
Long and curious speeches, are as fit for dispatch, as a robe or mantle
, with a long train, is for race.
Well then, my brethren, take the sublime about you, the mantle
of the ugly!
The body, decked in rich robes and sparkling with jewels, was laid upon an open bier, and the procession started, taking its way to a high mountain at some distance from the city, the wretched husband, clothed from head to foot in a black mantle
, following mournfully.