For such offenders, if any such there be, a rod of birch is hanging over the fireplace
, and a heavy ferule lies on the master's desk.
This functionary waited near the fireplace
to thank the secretary, whose abrupt and unexpected departure from the room disconcerted him at the moment when he was about to turn a compliment.
Again there was a silence, while Captain Jim kept a passing tryst with visitants Anne and Gilbert could not see--the folks who had sat with him around that fireplace
in the vanished years, with mirth and bridal joy shining in eyes long since closed forever under churchyard sod or heaving leagues of sea.
He would keep her from putting it into just such foolishnesses as this fireplace.
But, for months after she was settled in the new little house, her eye never fell on the space where the fireplace should have been without a bitter feeling of revolt sweeping over her.
Saying this, the judge pointed with his finger to the third drawer of the press, near the fireplace
The Colonel, still standing in front of the fireplace
, uttered no word.
I walked farther into the room, and stood opposite to him on the rug before the fireplace.
I am thinking," he remarked quietly, "whether I shall add to the disorder in this room by scattering your brains about the fireplace.
I took Pesca's acknowledgment of the receipt of my letter out of my pocket-book, handed it to him at arm's length, and returned to my former position in front of the fireplace.
Hartright," he said, "and I don't say that I may not scatter your brains about the fireplace yet.
On a low stool by the hearthside, the only article of furniture in the place, sat his mother, staring into a fireplace
strewn with blackened embers and cold ashes.