informed Camaralzaman that they were quite a year's land journey to any Mahomedan country, but that there was a much shorter route by sea to the Ebony Island, from whence the Isles of the Children of Khaledan could be easily reached, and that a ship sailed once a year for the Ebony Island by which he might get so far as his very home.
Grieved as I was over the theft, I did not punish the gardener
, of whose fidelity I was well assured, but I determined to pluck off all the fruit in the following year before it was ripe, as I had not much belief in the magician's warning.
muttered, taking a key from his pocket, and beginning to unlock a door in the garden-wall.
caught the cold crash of the water full in his face like the crash of a cannon-ball; staggered, slipped and went sprawling with his boots in the air.
He brought to his wooing the same determination which had made him second gardener
at the Hall at twenty-five.
Thus they pass on from room to room, raising the pictured Dedlocks for a few brief minutes as the young gardener
admits the light, and reconsigning them to their graves as he shuts it out again.
Ha, Sir Jules," laughed the old gardener
, "Virtue and Vice be twin sisters who come running to do the bidding of the same father, Desire.
cried Cornelius; "and you are a perfect gardener
, my pretty Rosa.
The next witnesses--the gardener
and the cook at Gleninch--wound the chain of hostile evidence around the prisoner more mercilessly still.
has been here a year and has given me notice regularly on the first of every month, but up to now has been induced to stay on.
If anyone saw him it was a solitary man-servant, something between a groom and a gardener
, between my beds," says the Sergeant, on whose mind the gravel paths of our rosery seemed to dwell unpleasantly.