A cry followed; he reeled, staggered, clutched at the table and held on, staring with injected eyes, gasping with open mouth; and as I looked there came, I thought, a change--he seemed to swell-- his face became suddenly black and the features seemed to melt and alter--and the next moment, I had sprung to my feet and leaped back against the wall, my arms raised to shield me from that prodigy
, my mind submerged in terror.
Fakirs and soldiers and priests, seized with instant terror, lay there, with their faces on the ground, not daring to lift their eyes and behold such a prodigy
A superstitious old woman was the only witness of this prodigy
The islanders at first gazed in mute admiration at so unusual a prodigy
, and seemed inclined to regard it as some new divinity.
I have not seen him, But Rumour speaks of him as of a prodigy
Pre-eminent in arts and arms, and wealth, And high descent.
Shut up there, at bay, defiant, and with the prodigy
of the thing palpably proveably DONE, thus giving notice like some stark signboard - under that accession of accent the situation itself had turned; and Brydon at last remarkably made up his mind on what it had turned to.
This youth had been a prodigy
at college, and European fame was promised him when he was barely fifteen; but when he appeared in the world he failed, first publicly as a dramatist and a demagogue, and then privately for years on end as an actor, a traveller, a commission agent or a journalist.
D'Artagnan, leaning against the wall, in front of Fouquet, with his hand to his brow, asked himself the cause of such a wonderful prodigy
The presence of Natasha- a woman, a lady, and on horseback- raised the curiosity of the serfs to such a degree that many of them came up to her, stared her in the face, and unabashed by her presence made remarks about her as though she were some prodigy
on show and not a human being able to hear or understand what was said about her.
I forget-- are you a prodigy
, or did you say you were not a prodigy
He must share the infant prodigy
he had discovered.
He had lived life, and seen things, and performed that prodigy
of prodigies, namely, the turning of his back upon his own people, and, in so far as it was possible for an Indian, becoming a white man even in his mental processes.