They then retired within the walls
, and first offering up their thanksgivings for past mercies, and petitioning for a continuance of the Divine favor throughout the coming night, they laid their tender forms on the fragrant couch, and in spite of recollections and forebodings, soon sank into those slumbers which nature so imperiously demanded, and which were sweetened by hopes for the morrow.
It was nursery first and then playroom and gymnasium, I should judge; for the windows are barred for little children, and there are rings and things in the walls
The terror and ugliness of Maule's crime, and the wretchedness of his punishment, would darken the freshly plastered walls
, and infect them early with the scent of an old and melancholy house.
It throws its unobtrusive tinge throughout the room, with a faint ruddiness upon the walls
and ceiling, and a reflected gleam upon the polish of the furniture.
In this enterprise, however, he had more real difficulties than generally fell to the lot of a knight-errant of yore, who seldom had anything but giants, enchanters, fiery dragons, and such like easily conquered adversaries, to contend with and had to make his way merely through gates of iron and brass, and walls
of adamant to the castle keep, where the lady of his heart was confined; all which he achieved as easily as a man would carve his way to the centre of a Christmas pie; and then the lady gave him her hand as a matter of course.
The opposite wall
of this entry was hung all over with a heathenish array of monstrous clubs and spears.
It proved to be an extensive pile of crumbling walls
, arches, and towers, massive, properly grouped for picturesque effect, weedy, grass-grown, and satisfactory.
were covered with tapestry with a forest scene embroidered on it.
But, although the means or ingenuity of the builders did not extend so far as to provide a roof, they supplied the want by constructing apartments in the interior of the walls
of the tower itself.
The little red disk was turned in every direction and Raoul saw that the floor, the walls
and the ceiling were all formed of planking.
Before proceeding to dig the walls
, he took the soundings, to be sure of working in the right direction.
Dantes uttered blasphemies that made his jailer recoil with horror, dashed himself furiously against the walls
of his prison, wreaked his anger upon everything, and chiefly upon himself, so that the least thing, -- a grain of sand, a straw, or a breath of air that annoyed him, led to paroxysms of fury.