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Agreed, finally, that we should take THREE bath towels, so as not to keep each other waiting.
Towels, sheets, shirts, and slippers, along with toothbrushes, wisp-brooms, soap, the missing billiard ball, and all the lost and forgotten trifles of many months, came to light.
At the first stroke--without touching the lock of his door, without setting foot in his room--I had the towel over his face.
Their towels made a showing, but drove little air into his panting lungs.
But first of all, as an opener and just as a matter of course, start wetting the towel over her eyes.
he said after a short effort of attention, 'it was not the towel over my ears, I thought it wasn't.
Madame Antoine had laid some coarse, clean towels upon a chair, and had placed a box of poudre de riz within easy reach.
I saw that she was a good housekeeper, for while she talked she kept a corner of her eye on the servants to see that they made no balks in handling the body and getting it out; when they came with fresh clean towels, she sent back for the other kind; and when they had finished wiping the floor and were going, she indicated a crimson fleck the size of a tear which their duller eyes had overlooked.
For instance, a hotel chambermaid has nothing to do but make beds and fires in fifty or sixty rooms, bring towels and candles, and fetch several tons of water up several flights of stairs, a hundred pounds at a time, in prodigious metal pitchers.
Laid across one extended arm, looking like dirty towels across a rail, he had the horrid- looking snakes.
After he had dried himself with the soft towels he went into the dressing-room and took fresh linen from the drawers and put it on, finding that everything fitted him exactly.
He gargled his mouth and throat, took a suck at a divided lemon, and all the while the towels worked like mad, driving oxygen into his lungs to purge the pounding blood and send it back revivified for the struggle yet to come.