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.
Smoky red flames swayed on high poles, and the fiery blaze flickered over faces, clung to the smooth trunks of palm-trees, kindled bright sparks
on the rims of metal dishes standing on fine floor-mats.
But glancing all the way out at window from the corners of my eyes, I found abundance of entertainment for the rest of the ride in watching the effects of the wood fire, which had been invisible in the morning but were now brought out in full relief by the darkness: for we were travelling in a whirlwind of bright sparks
, which showered about us like a storm of fiery snow.
A motley phantasmagoria presents itself before him, which he describes in a few satirical touches, yet without expressing his opinion openly: he tells the people enough to set them all thinking and guessing; but in order to hurt nobody, he wraps his witty oracular judgments in a transparent veil, or rather in a lurid thundercloud, shooting forth bright sparks
of wit, that they may fall in the powder-magazine of the expectant audience."
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."
Up flew the bright sparks
in myriads as the logs were stirred.
The instant this unwelcome sight caught the eye of the scout, his rifle was leveled as by instinct, but the barrel gave no answer to the bright sparks
of the flint.
The wonderful turmoil went on--presently a bright spark
sprung from a blade, and that blade broken in several pieces, sent one of its fragments flying to the ceiling.
Barbara Winton and the rest of the Bright Sparks
, led by the North and Mid Wales Reaching Wider Partnership at Bangor University, is an interactive initiative combining science and theatre and aims to inspire children across the region to explore the curriculum with new imagination to increase their motivation and stimulate ambition.
Labour cabinet member for children's services Brigid Jones said 'bright sparks
' in the legal department came up with the idea of using a little-used but long-standing legal power with its roots in the feudal system.
Day, on Friday, highlights the need for primary school children across Stockton to be bright and be seen during the darker evenings.