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He consents without a murmur, all join in a joyful chorus, and the curtain falls upon the lovers kneeling to receive Don Pedro's blessing in attitudes of the most romantic grace.
He held the glass in his hand; all he had to do was to vanish back beyond the curtains, flee with it noiselessly into the night on deck, fling it unseen overboard.
The first sign--and we must remember that he was using his eyes for all they were worth--was an unaccountable movement of the curtain.
From behind the shaking curtains came one volley of invective.
From beyond the curtain came a titter of children and women that grew into a roar and drowned out the voices of Dick and Daisy.
In the dim shadow of the curtain her luminous eyes shone more brightly than usual from the tears of joy that were in them.
His hands were gripping the arms of the stall, his eyes were fixed upon the spot somewhere behind the curtain where this sudden little drama had been played out, as though indeed they could pierce the heavy upholstery and see beyond into the room where the very air seemed quivering still with the vehemence of the woman's outpoured scorn.
The moment the curtain went up, the light in the body of the house went down.
The three men prostrated themselves on the rock, before the curtain which hid the shrine.
Before entering it I examined the curtain-cord of the window and found that I had only to release it from its fastening with my fingers for the curtain to fall by its own weight and hide the square of light from Rouletabille--the signal agreed upon.
Then the duke he lets the curtain down, and bows to the people, and says the great tragedy will be per- formed only two nights more, on accounts of pressing London engagements, where the seats is all sold already for it in Drury Lane; and then he makes them another bow, and says if he has succeeded in pleasing them and instructing them, he will be deeply obleeged if they will mention it to their friends and get them to come and see it.
She could look at it because the curtain had been drawn aside.