I seized a large man of war, tied a cable to the prow, and, lifting up the anchors, I stripped myself, put my clothes (together with my coverlet
, which I carried under my arm) into the vessel, and, drawing it after me, between wading and swimming arrived at the royal port of Blefuscu, where the people had long expected me: they lent me two guides to direct me to the capital city, which is of the same name.
He lifted the sea-green coverlet
. In another moment he would have disappeared like a puppet in a show if I had not stopped him.
The wet nurse supported the coverlet
with her while the priest with a goose feather anointed the boy's little red and wrinkled soles and palms.
The bedstead was of gold and set with many brilliant diamonds, and the coverlet
had designs of pearls and rubies sewed upon it.
As Oliver gave this first proof of the free and proper action of his lungs, the patchwork coverlet
which was carelessly flung over the iron bedstead, rustled; the pale face of a young woman was raised feebly from the pillow; and a faint voice imperfectly articulated the words, 'Let me see the child, and die.'
He hastily seized the coverlet
of his bed, and wrapped it round him.
Cloth of gold for coverlet
there was none, but an old piano scarf of yellow Japanese crepe was an excellent substitute.
Presently his fingers began to pick busily at the coverlet
, and by that sign I knew that his end was at hand with the first suggestion of the death-rattle in his throat he started up slightly, and seemed to listen: then he said:
Later one will be unable to sleep for fear of the strange dreams which come to visit one; or, if one falls asleep, one will soon wake again, and, afraid to stir, lie quaking under the coverlet
Having eaten and drunk to Mr Swiveller's extreme contentment, given him his drink, and put everything in neat order, she wrapped herself in an old coverlet
and lay down upon the rug before the fire.
Each time I woke I missed my coverlet
, and had to reach down to the floor and get it again.
All things, however, were in their places; all was quiet; and he lay asleep, his white hair picturesque on the untroubled pillow, and his hands lying quiet on the coverlet
. She put her needless candle in the shadow at a distance, crept up to his bed, and put her lips to his; then, leaned over him, and looked at him.