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He was called before the curtain, and with great propriety appeared, leading Hagar, whose singing was considered more wonderful than all the rest of the performance put together.
It is well I drew the curtain," thought I; and I wished fervently he might not discover my hiding-place: nor would John Reed have found it out himself; he was not quick either of vision or conception; but Eliza just put her head in at the door, and said at once -
In the meantime Philip was discussing the questions of dress with the Chevalier de Lorraine, and they had ceased to hear the rustling of the cardinal's silk robe from behind the curtain.
A harsh, thin cackle behind the curtains put the hillman on his mettle for a second shot.
Indeed, whether on carpets, or curtains, or tapestry, or ottoman coverings, all upholstery of this nature should be rigidly Arabesque.
Then he softly drew back a piece of the curtain and motioned his companion to look out.
Close by, beyond the curtains, the gentle murmur of a long conversation had never ceased.
William promptly shut the window and drew the curtains.
She timidly put her hand through the curtains, and took Miss Letitia's hand.
The curtains which I had forbidden Peter to touch are drawn--closely drawn, so as to plunge the whole room in obscurity.
The piano I could not see now; but on the other hand I had a very oblique downward view of the curtains drawn across the cabin and cutting off the forward part of it just about the level of the skylight-end and only an inch or so from the end of the table.
More curtains were drawn, more windows were flung open to the spring.