I stood and warmed my numbed fingers over the blaze, then I looked round; there was no candle
, but the uncertain light from the hearth showed, by intervals, papered walls, carpet, curtains, shining mahogany furniture: it was a parlour, not so spacious or splendid as the drawing-room at Gateshead, but comfortable enough.
As soon as she was alone again, Magdalen extinguished the candle
, and drew an empty chair close to her own chair on the hearth.
But they did not keep "self-fitting sixes"; and it takes five mice to carry one seven inch candle
In the outlying serfs' quarters torches and candles
were burning and no one slept.
She struck the match on the box, and lit her candle
Hester Dethridge dragged herself free from Anne, advanced, with her candle
in her hand, and threw open Geoffrey's bedroom door; returned to the head of the stairs; and stood there, firm as a rock, waiting for him.
He then took up one of the candles
and relighted it by thrusting it into the fire.
, and not a trace of a candlestick.
He found a little table set for dinner and lighted by a candle
stuck in a glass bottle; and near the table sat a little old man, white as the snow, eating live fish.
The church became so still that the drops of wax could be heard falling from the candles
It was his custom to bid his servant go to bed at his own time unless he had orders to the contrary, and to leave a candle
on the common stair.
While I was considering that some one must have been there lately and must soon be coming back, or the candle
would not be burning, it came into my head to look if the wick were long.