Clare had called her to show a statuette
that he had been buying for her; but her appearance, as she came on, impressed him suddenly and painfully.
But he seemed very much interested in his surroundings, looked all round the hall, noted the costly wood of the door panels, paid some attention to the silver statuette
holding up the defective gas burner at the foot of the stairs, and, finally, asked whether this was in very truth the house of the most excellent Senora Dona Rita de Lastaola.
He greatly valued his possessions, chiefly because they were his, and derived genuine pleasure from contemplating a painting, a statuette
, a rare lace curtain--no matter what--after he had bought it and placed it among his household gods.
In another moment he had taken out the jewelled belt presented to Maguire by the State of Nevada, the solid silver statuette
of himself, and the gold brick from the citizens of Sacramento.
She would show the glittering arch of her upper third, occasionally, and scrape it along behind the comblike row; sometimes a pinnacle stood straight up, like a statuette
of ebony, against that glittering white shield, then seemed to glide out of it by its own volition and power, and become a dim specter, while the next pinnacle glided into its place and blotted the spotless disk with the black exclamation-point of its presence.
Then she proceeded on her way--only to repeat the same story in front of a Saxon statuette
which she had sighted from afar, and had commanded, for some reason or another, to be brought to her.
He wrote no answer at all but a day or two afterward he found in a curiosity shop a grotesque little statuette
in ivory, of the sixteenth century, which he sent off to Babcock without a commentary.
There was absolutely nothing else on the large flat surface except a little bronze statuette
draped in a toga, mysteriously watchful in its shadowy immobility.
In the friendliest manner he is making himself quite at home with his back to the fire, executing a statuette
of the Colossus at Rhodes.
On a tiny satinwood table stood a statuette
by Clodion, and beside it lay a copy of Les Cent Nouvelles, bound for Margaret of Valois by Clovis Eve and powdered with the gilt daisies that Queen had selected for her device.
It missed him by an inch, and crashed against a plaster statuette
of the Infant Samuel on the top of the piano.
A vigilant hand had, as usual, kept the fire alive and the lamp trimmed; and the room, with its rows and rows of books, its bronze and steel statuettes
of "The Fencers" on the mantelpiece and its many photographs of famous pictures, looked singularly home-like and welcoming.