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She had already heard her sentence three of the players to be executed for having missed their turns, and she did not like the look of things at all, as the game was in such confusion that she never knew whether it was her turn or not.
No sooner had Bell appeared on the stage than his supporting players, each in his turn, received his cue and took part in the action of the drama.
It would be better if it were the other way," said the traveller, "the sceptre on the head and the crown in the hand; but if so, may be there is within some company of players, with whom it is a common thing to have those crowns and sceptres you speak of; for in such a small inn as this, and where such silence is kept, I do not believe any people entitled to crowns and sceptres can have taken up their quarters.
He accepted poor players and knew how to make the best of them.
The boy shook himself free, and with a shout of greeting ran forward toward the ebon players.
At present she is not playing; but that is only because, according to the signs, she is lending money to other players.
An hour and a half later most of the players were but little interested in their own play.
Mixed up with many striking, thoroughly dramatic physiognomies, it must be confessed that some of these portraits scarcely help at all to explain the power of the players to whom they belonged.
The men are placed upon the board as in chess upon the first two rows next the players.
It was this fact that aroused a faint spark of interest in Tarzan, and so as he speculated upon the future he watched in the mirror the reflection of the players at the table behind him.
The players glanced at one another, and Kearns announced, "The roof's off.
Behind the quaintly dressed players gleams the great crucifix with its strange, sad figure and outstretched arms which, under the flickering light of the high altar candles, seems to stir to life.