As soon as the time came when he was to declare the secret, he was taken before the king with the three branches and the golden cup; and the twelve princesses stood listening behind the door to hear what he would say.
However, on the third night the soldier carried away one of the golden cups as a token of where he had been.
Her voice was soft and musical--Tarzan could scarce realize that its possessor in a moment more would be transformed by the fanatical ecstasy of religious zeal into a wild-eyed and bloodthirsty executioner, who, with dripping knife, would be the first to drink her victim's red, warm blood from the little golden cup that stood upon the altar.
Each priestess bore two golden cups, and as they formed in line along one side of the altar the men formed opposite them, advancing and taking each a cup from the female opposite.
Then they and the priestesses formed in two lines, with their little golden cups in readiness to capture a share of the victim's lifeblood after the sacrificial knife had accomplished its work.
Now they drew up a golden cup
, fit for the King of Spain to drink his wine out of.
After the first few mouthfuls Amina poured some wine into a golden cup
. She first drank herself, according to the Arab custom, and then filled it for her sisters.
Then she leads him to a seat and makes him sit: and the Father gives him nectar in a golden cup
welcoming his dear son, while the other gods make him sit down there, and queenly Leto rejoices because she bare a mighty son and an archer.
Then he gave them their portions of the inward meats and poured wine for them into a golden cup
, handing it to Minerva first, and saluting her at the same time.
She drank out of a golden cup
, above a hogshead at a draught.
He made them many drink-offerings from the golden cup
and besought them to come and help him that the wood might make haste to kindle and the dead bodies be consumed.
, spoons, candlesticks, coined guineas--all the riches were revealed.