When everything was ready, the stranger opened his eyes, moved to the table, filled a tumbler with tea for himself and one for the beardless
old man to whom he passed it.
youth, one of those society youths whom the old Prince Shtcherbatsky called "young bucks," in an exceedingly open waistcoat, straightening his white tie as he went, bowed to them, and after running by, came back to ask Kitty for a quadrille.
All were clothed in flowing robes and all were beardless
The soft bloom of youth still lay upon the brown cheek, a smile half parted the beardless
Everybody admired her there; everybody danced with her; but no one proposed who was worth the marrying--one or two exceedingly young subalterns sighed after her, and a beardless
civilian or two, but she rejected these as beneath her pretensions--and other and younger virgins than Glorvina were married before her.
face was thin, worn, and transparently pale, but not wrinkled; his nose was high and hooked; his eyes were of a dim greyish blue, large, prominent, and rather red round the rims of the eyelids; his hair was scanty, soft to look at, and of that light sandy colour which is the last to disclose its own changes towards grey.
His unclad limbs were beautifully formed; whilst the elegant outline of his figure, together with his beardless
cheeks, might have entitled him to the distinction of standing for the statue of the Polynesian Apollo; and indeed the oval of his countenance and the regularity of every feature reminded one of an antique bust.
This night it shall be granted you to know their secret deeds: how hoary-bearded elders of the church have whispered wanton words to the young maids of their households; how many a woman, eager for widows' weeds, has given her husband a drink at bedtime and let him sleep his last sleep in her bosom; how beardless
youths have made haste to inherit their fathers' wealth; and how fair damsels--blush not, sweet ones--have dug little graves in the garden, and bidden me, the sole guest to an infant's funeral.
I have seen old men look half their age, and young men look double theirs; but never before or since have I seen a beardless
boy bent into a man of eighty, gasping for every breath, shaken by every gasp, swaying, tottering, and choking, as if about to die upon his feet.
At first it was a source of wonderment to the girl, for the Galu men are beardless
I had been made love to by beardless
sophomores and gray professors, and by the athletes and the football giants.
, boyish face, very fair, no features to speak of, nose peeling, little blue eyes, smiles and frowns chasing each other over that open countenance like sunshine and shadow on a wind- swept plain.