He was a thin, hard-featured man, with an ascetic, acquiline cast of face, grizzled and hollow-cheeked, clean-shaven with the exception of the tiniest curved promontory of ash-colored
The witness told police the woman, who was seen crossing a junction about 100 meters south of the school, was carrying a cane and what looked like an ash-colored
package in her right hand.
Bent and wrinkled ash-colored
old grannies; strong-shouldered black hod-carriers; buxom wash-women, truck drivers, young nurse girls, railroad workers in overalls, ditch diggers, maid servants, cooks, garbage collectors, porters, baggage men, seamstresses, farm hands, saw-mill hands, chamber maids, bell boys, - dark and humble people.