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But these traces, and such hieroglyphics, or, to be more exact pictographs, as I have been able to decipher from the old documents, tell of one country, or perhaps it was only a city, over which this great golden idol of Quitzel presided.
Henri's exercise, and, spectacles on nose, I endeavoured to decipher in her countenance her sentiments at the omission.
At last, however, by touching a secret spring, an inner compartment will open -- a roll of paper appears -- you seize it -- it contains many sheets of manuscript -- you hasten with the precious treasure into your own chamber, but scarcely have you been able to decipher 'Oh
Casual curiosity prompted me to decipher them, but what I read carried no immediate meaning to my mind.