"Each of their arms is a wooden
club," answered the little man, "and I'm sure the creatures mean mischief, by the looks of their eyes.
Dame Aloise de Gondelaurier, a rich and noble woman, who held by the hand a pretty girl about five or six years of age, and dragged a long veil about, suspended to the golden horn of her headdress, halted as she passed the wooden
bed, and gazed for a moment at the wretched creature, while her charming little daughter, Fleur-de-Lys de Gondelaurier, spelled out with her tiny, pretty finger, the permanent inscription attached to the wooden
"My friend Drowne;" said Copley, smiling to himself, but alluding to the mechanical and wooden
cleverness that so invariably distinguished the images, "you are really a remarkable person!
Of the latter commodity he had always a grim little heap, on which lay a little wooden
measure which had no discernible inside, and was considered to represent the penn'orth appointed by Magna Charta.
'Come here!' said the man with the wooden
leg, repeating the gesture.
Diminutive footmarks, toes never fettered by boots, naked feet, stone-headed wooden
mace, great agility, small poisoned darts.
"No, my dear; but if your Black Beauty had not been wiser than we were we should all have been carried down the river at the wooden
bridge." I heard no more, as they went into the house, and John took me to the stable.
"How can a wooden
thing be so intelligent?" he asked.
Certain it is that, some fifteen or twenty years after the settlement of the town, the wooden
jail was already marked with weather-stains and other indications of age, which gave a yet darker aspect to its beetle-browed and gloomy front.
The Soldier hastened away, and presently they heard the clattering of the horse's wooden
legs upon the pavement as he was led into the courtyard.
But the poor child that had been confirmed was quite ashamed; he looked at his wooden
shoes, pulled at the short sleeves of his jacket, and said that he was afraid he could not walk so fast; besides, he thought that the bell must be looked for to the right; for that was the place where all sorts of beautiful things were to be found.
We did not buy any wooden
images of the Lion, nor any ivory or ebony or marble or chalk or sugar or chocolate ones, or even any photographic slanders of him.