The roulette-ball was not even spinning, and the gamekeeper stood by the roaring, red-hot stove, talking with the young, dark-eyed woman, comely of face and figure, who was known from Juneau to Fort Yukon as the Virgin. Three men sat in at stud-poker, but they played with small chips and without enthusiasm, while there were no onlookers.
Yet the Shovel was practically deserted, and the Virgin, standing by the stove, yawned with uncovered mouth and said to Charley Bates:-
1-6) Muse, sing of Artemis, sister of the Far-shooter, the virgin
who delights in arrows, who was fostered with Apollo.
They were girls of fourteen, always clad in the Virgin
's colors, blue and white, having been dedicated to the Blessed Virgin at their baptism.
An instant later, a symphony which had been intended to produce the greatest effect on the arrival of the Virgin
, was lacking.
The Virgin had commanded, and Hildegarde would obey.
"The Virgin has promised, and she will keep her word; but not in the way I thought.
The founders of a new colony, whatever Utopia of human virtue and happiness they might originally project, have invariably recognised it among their earliest practical necessities to allot a portion of the virgin
soil as a cemetery, and another portion as the site of a prison.
Men who had seen the infant Saviour in the Virgin
's arms have stood upon it, maybe.
Her cabin was all stuck round with glaring coloured prints of the Virgin
- the Virgin
of Newfoundland, they called her.
There were never many people in the church; Natasha always stood beside Belova in the customary place before an icon of the Blessed Virgin, let into the screen before the choir on the left side, and a feeling, new to her, of humility before something great and incomprehensible, seized her when at that unusual morning hour, gazing at the dark face of the Virgin
illuminated by the candles burning before it and by the morning light falling from the window, she listened to the words of the service which she tried to follow with understanding.
Every month they commemorate the assumption of the Virgin
Mary, and are of opinion that no Christians beside themselves have a true sense of the greatness of the mother of God, or pay her the honours that are due to her.