Soon we were past the high lands and bowling beside low, sandy country, sparsely dotted with dwarf
pines, and soon we were beyond that again and had turned the corner of the rocky hill that ends the island on the north.
They would not allow me to be a dwarf
, because my littleness was beyond all degrees of comparison; for the queen's favourite dwarf
, the smallest ever known in that kingdom, was near thirty feet high.
To this inn, which to him seemed a castle, he advanced, and at a short distance from it he checked Rocinante, hoping that some dwarf
would show himself upon the battlements, and by sound of trumpet give notice that a knight was approaching the castle.
My master"--here he looked round him and began to whisper--"is a tall, fine build of a man, and this was more of a dwarf
By marshy bank Girt with tall yellow reeds and dwarf
bamboos I dwell.
I am as suspicious and prone to take offence as a humpback or a dwarf
Around in the crevices of the rocks grew a few dwarf
oaks and thick bushes of myrtles.
And upward, accordingly, went the pilgrims of the Great Carbuncle, now treading upon the tops and thickly-interwoven branches of dwarf
pines, which, by the growth of centuries, though mossy with age, had barely reached three feet in altitude.
I am ashamed to kill such a puny little dwarf
as you seem to be.
Vixen could not even see her master look at them without painful excitement: she got into the hamper and got out again the next moment, and behaved with true feminine folly, though looking all the while as wise as a dwarf
with a large old-fashioned head and body on the most abbreviated legs.
Who the dwarf
may have been--whether a relative or a person whom she took with her to act as a foil--I do not know; but I had noticed her there on previous occasions, since, everyday, she entered the Casino at one o'clock precisely, and departed at two--thus playing for exactly one hour.
The old man, who was weeding with his hands a bed of dwarf
roses and marguerites, was indignant at seeing a horse thus traversing his sanded and nicely-raked walks.