They would not listen; and drew nearer, saying, while bright sparks
showered from their lips, "We will not let you go, for you have promised to be ours if the gems you brought proved worthless; so fling away this cold white cloak, and bathe with us in the fire fountains, and help us bring back to our bosom flames the light we gave you for the child."
The water when placed in a tumbler and agitated, gave out sparks
, but a small portion in a watch- glass scarcely ever was luminous.
They were simply so many bags of bones in which sparks
of life fluttered faintly.
and burning twigs began to fall into the road, and single leaves like puffs of flame.
Hunt upon his guard: still, as there was no knowing how far his plans might have succeeded, and as any rash act might blow the mere smouldering sparks
of treason into a sudden blaze, it was thought advisable by those with whom Mr.
Ye know only the sparks
of the spirit: but ye do not see the anvil which it is, and the cruelty of its hammer!
I strained my sight upon the sparks
that fell among the tinder, and upon which he breathed and breathed, match in hand, but I could only see his lips, and the blue point of the match; even those, but fitfully.
His sister sat in the darker corner by the fireside, now looking at him, now looking at the bright sparks
as they dropped upon the hearth.
Once or twice of a night we would see a steamboat slipping along in the dark, and now and then she would belch a whole world of sparks
up out of her chimbleys, and they would rain down in the river and look awful pretty; then she would turn a corner and her lights would wink out and her powwow shut off and leave the river still again; and by and by her waves would get to us, a long time after she was gone, and joggle the raft a bit, and after that you wouldn't hear nothing for you couldn't tell how long, except maybe frogs or something.
Before the red sparks
were out of sight in the darkness I had made up my mind that there should be a listener when those two men sat down to their talk--and that the listener, in spite of all the Count's precautions to the contrary, should be myself.
He then stood close to the fence, with his head near one of the boards, and Scraps called out "Krizzle-Kroo!" Then Ojo said "Krizzle-Kroo!" and the Glass Cat said "Krizzle-Kroo!" The Woozy began to tremble with anger and small sparks
darted from his eyes.
As these ruffians turned and turned, their matted locks now flung forward over their eyes, now flung backward over their necks, some women held wine to their mouths that they might drink; and what with dropping blood, and what with dropping wine, and what with the stream of sparks
struck out of the stone, all their wicked atmosphere seemed gore and fire.