I still preserved the green flag as a matter of habit; but it was no longer kept about me; it was left undisturbed in a drawer of my writing-desk.
My only pride left was the miserable pride of indifference.
I confess I left her with the tears in my eyes--the first I had shed for many a long year past.
His will, bearing date at the time when I left England, bequeathed an income for life to my mother, and left the bulk of his property to me, on the one condition that I adopted his name.
She put it on the middle finger of her left hand, and told the youth to take a knife and try as hard as he could to cut her with it, for he would not be able to hurt her.
Oh, the middle finger of your left hand,' the maiden answered, laughing.
Now,' she said, 'put the ring upon the thumb of your left hand, and you will see how strong that hand has become.
But the youth had no mind to do that; on the contrary, he went farther off, then put the ring on the little finger of his left hand, and soared into the air like a bird.
You must also be armed with a spear two fathoms long, which you will be able to wield by means of the magic ring upon your left thumb.
With these words she put the ring upon her left thumb, lifted the young man with one hand, and walked away with him under her arm.