As I laid down my pen, a moment since, to think of it, the air from the sea came blowing in again, mixed with the perfume of the flowers; and I saw the old-fashioned furniture brightly rubbed and polished, my aunt's inviolable chair and table by the round green fan in the bow-window, the drugget-covered carpet, the cat, the kettle-holder, the two canaries, the old china, the punchbowl full of dried rose-leaves, the tall press guarding all sorts of bottles and pots, and, wonderfully out of keeping with the rest, my dusty self upon the sofa, taking note of everything.
The words, 'Pretty fellow,' or 'Poor fellow,' seemed to be in my ears, too; but certainly there was nothing else, when I awoke, to lead me to believe that they had been uttered by my aunt, who sat in the bow-window gazing at the sea from behind the green fan, which was mounted on a kind of swivel, and turned any way.
She got up and went to the table to measure herself by it, and found that, as nearly as she could guess, she was now about two feet high, and was going on shrinking rapidly: she soon found out that the cause of this was the fan
she was holding, and she dropped it hastily, just in time to avoid shrinking away altogether.
In her right hand she bore a pearl and ebony fan
, which she flourished with a fantastic and bewitching coquetry, that was likewise expressed in all her movements as well as in the style of her beauty and the attire that so well harmonized with it.
told me you 'd got curly hair, and a funny nose, and kept whistling, and wore a gray cap pulled over your eyes; so I knew you directly.
She had never seen such an astonishing fan
, and at once became absorbed in examining it.
I forbid you to take your fan
from that man's hands," said Turlington, speaking to Natalie, and pointing to Launce.
She looked round for someone to give her fan
to, and their hostess, smiling to her, took it.
Lady Carey leaned forward, and looked at him from behind the large fan
of white feathers which she was lazily fluttering before her face.
Then Mrs Gowan, who had been accustomed in her days of a vacant arm- chair beside her to which to summon state to retain her devoted slaves, one by one, for short audiences as marks of her especial favour, invited Clennam with a turn of her fan
to approach the presence.
There was a couple of big wild-turkey-wing fans
spread out behind those things.
An' the game is we got to do our best to put our man down for the count because of the fans
has bet on us.