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.
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.
The mica dust from the shore, rising under our feet, flew like a cloud of sparks
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.
Through the red mist that floated all around her, she could see high walls of changing light, where orange, blue, and violet flames went flickering to and fro, making graceful figures as they danced and glowed; and underneath these rainbow arches, little Spirits glided, far and near, wearing crowns of fire, beneath which flashed their wild, bright eyes; and as they spoke, sparks
dropped quickly from their lips, and Ripple saw with wonder, through their garments of transparent light, that in each Fairy's breast there burned a steady flame, that never wavered or went out.
The water when placed in a tumbler and agitated, gave out sparks
, but a small portion in a watch- glass scarcely ever was luminous.