He threaded his way back to the ferry landing, found nobody at large there, and walked boldly on board the boat, for he knew she was tenantless except that there was a watchman, who always turned in and slept like a graven image
. He untied the skiff at the stern, slipped into it, and was soon rowing cautiously up- stream.
"`There was a graven image
of Desire Painted with red blood on a ground of gold.'" murmured Gouvernail, under his breath.
He went in again, and put his right hand on the latch of the door to close it--but he did not close it: he was arrested, as he had been already since his loss, by the invisible wand of catalepsy, and stood like a graven image
, with wide but sightless eyes, holding open his door, powerless to resist either the good or the evil that might enter there.
He saw him sign to his men that he had come upon that which he sought and he saw him pass out of sight toward the north, and still Korak sat like a graven image
, with a heart that bled in dumb misery.
He did not ask why, but stood like a graven image
while my eyes watched the strange thing that meant so much to us.
The position was not such as the waiting beast of prey desired, and so, with the infinite patience of the wild hunter, the ape-man crouched motionless and silent as a graven image
until the fruit should be ripe for the plucking.
To this crib I always took my doll; human beings must love something, and, in the dearth of worthier objects of affection, I contrived to find a pleasure in loving and cherishing a faded graven image
, shabby as a miniature scarecrow.
thou shalt not make to thyself any graven image
; thou shalt not bow down to them nor serve them, for I...but we must go and see how the poor young people are getting on."
One night, some days after her arrival, she developed a skittishness of manner which has since disappeared, and tried to be playful with him; but you might as well try to be playful with a graven image
. The wife of one of the servants had just produced a boy, the first after a series of five daughters, and at dinner we drank the health of all parties concerned, the Man of Wrath making the happy father drink a glass off at one gulp, his heels well together in military fashion.
'If so, a more undeniable guarantee could not be given,' said Mrs General to Mr Dorrit, raising her gloves and bowing her head, as if she were doing homage to some visible graven image
Kory-Kory--who seemed to have devoted considerable attention to the study of theology, as he knew the names of all the graven images
in the valley, and often repeated them over to me--likewise entertained some rather enlarged ideas with regard to the character and pretensions of Moa Artua.
Davis' own contribution to the show was a larger-than-life centaur and was condemned, like mine, as a graven image
. They caused a sensation: the exposed breasts and phalli of my Greco-Roman hermae caused enough of a stir that the mayor himself, a good-old-boy chicken broker, had to come down and order the statues covered-up.