It was a comfortable room, though the carpet was faded and the furniture very plain, for a good picture or two hung on the walls, books filled the recesses, chrysanthemums and Christmas roses bloomed in the windows
, and a pleasant atmosphere of home peace pervaded it.
of the house in which he lived were high and he wanted to look at the trees when he awoke in the morning.
Under one of the windows
there was a place for them to wash when they came in from work.
Two broad dormer windows
looked out toward the Gulf, and as far across it as a man's eye might reach.
It is a big, airy room, the whole floor nearly, with windows
that look all ways, and air and sunshine galore.
The flour pan in which their daily bread was mixed stood on the rude table side by side with the "prospecting pans," half full of gold washed up from their morning's work; the front windows
of the newer tenements looked upon the one single thoroughfare, but the back door opened upon the uncleared wilderness, still haunted by the misshapen bulk of bear or the nightly gliding of catamount.
It would be an omission, trifling, indeed, but unpardonable, were we to forget the green moss that had long since gathered over the projections of the windows
, and on the slopes of the roof nor must we fail to direct the reader's eye to a crop, not of weeds, but flower-shrubs, which were growing aloft in the air, not a great way from the chimney, in the nook between two of the gables.
Then, however, there was the freshness of the passing year on its exterior, and the cheerfulness, gleaming forth from the sunny windows
, of a human habitation, into which death had never entered.
Further on, from the bright red windows
of the Sword-Fish Inn, there came such fervent rays, that it seemed to have melted the packed snow and ice from before the house, for everywhere else the congealed frost lay ten inches thick in a hard, asphaltic pavement, --rather weary for me, when I struck my foot against the flinty projections, because from hard, remorseless service the soles of my boots were in a most miserable plight.
Then came the sight of Abijah Flagg shelling beans in the barn, and then the Perkins attic windows
with a white cloth fluttering from them.
We shall have no occasion to open the windows
at allnot once the whole evening; and it is that dreadful habit of opening the windows
, letting in cold air upon heated bodies, which (as you well know, sir) does the mischief.
The men were terrible, in the bloody-minded anger with which they looked from windows
, caught up what arms they had, and came pouring down into the streets; but, the women were a sight to chill the boldest.