Dunster removed the cigar from his teeth and gazed at the long white ash
with the air of a connoisseur.
I poked the fire with a stick, turning up masses of live coals and clouds of white ashes
. This was great sport, and soon we were coated white with the ashes.
For himself, he took his station on a rugged mat before the furnace-door, and resting his chin upon his hands, watched the flame as it shone through the iron chinks, and the white ashes
as they fell into their bright hot grave below.
To confess the truth, she was rather tiresome with her mechanically learned lecture on fine metal work; and, while she was talking, I found myself idly stirring the soft feathery white ashes
backward and forward with my hand, pretending to listen, with my mind a hundred miles away from her.
In the wide fireplace on a pile of white ashes
the logs had a deep crimson glow; and turned towards them Dona Rita reclined on her side enveloped in the skins of wild beasts like a charming and savage young chieftain before a camp fire.
But Jason had set his heart steadfastly on getting the Golden Fleece; and I positively doubt whether he would have gone back without it, even had he been certain of finding himself turned into a red-hot cinder, or a handful of white ashes, the instant he made a step farther.
Had you acted fairly, you would have been, at this instant, a black cinder, or a handful of white ashes. I forbid you, on pain of death, to make any more attempts to get the Golden Fleece.
All the manuscript had been burned, and the blue flames were flickering amongst the white ashes
. The cylinders of your phonograph too were thrown on the fire, and the wax had helped the flames."
"It would soon bake you a buffaloe whole, or for that matter powder his hoofs and horns into white ashes
. Shame, shame, old Hector: as for the captain's pup, it is to be expected that he would show his want of years, and I may say, I hope without offence, his want of education too; but for a hound, like you, who have lived so long in the forest afore you came into these plains, it is very disgraceful, Hector, to be showing your teeth, and growling at the carcass of a roasted horse, the same as if you were telling your master that you had found the trail of a grizzly bear."
Here is a small burnt patch of flooring; here is the tinder from a little bundle of burnt paper, but not so light as usual, seeming to be steeped in something; and here is--is it the cinder of a small charred and broken log of wood sprinkled with white ashes
, or is it coal?
How many men there are in modern life who would like to see their past burning to white ashes
And, besides, we can make pictures of all that you tell us among the glowing embers and white ashes