It has been related, how, in the crowd that witnessed Hester Prynne's ignominious exposure, stood a man, elderly, travel-worn
, who, just emerging from the perilous wilderness, beheld the woman, in whom he hoped to find embodied the warmth and cheerfulness of home, set up as a type of sin before the people.
She did not recognize him, though, this travel-worn
warrior in the plain harness which showed no single jewel.
Not I, for one," said Telephassa; although the poor queen, firmly as she spoke, was so travel-worn
that she could hardly put her foot to the ground.
And yet, however well-ordered, the fact remains that such a continuous surge of people can grate on travel-worn
nerves of the most hardy of souls.
group pushed through the second torii gate, the Japanese symbol for holy ground, flanked by Kornainu or Shishi, (lion statues that stand guard at such spiritual places).