If I could only lay hold of a copy of the picture I might ask leave to go and compare it with the original.
I told him a man wanted to sell me a copy of the celebrated Infanta Maria Teresa of Velasquez, that I'd been down to the supposed owner of the picture, only to find that he had just sold it to him.
You're going for the picture while we're at dinner?
It was the picture at last; up to this point I had kept him to Queensland and the making of his pile.
In less than five minutes I put them back, after winding the picture about my body beneath my Inverness cape.
I was only going to ask if you had painted it yourself,' said I, sulkily resigning the picture
into her hands; for without a grain of ceremony she took it from me; and quickly restoring it to the dark corner, with its face to the wall, placed the other against it as before, and then turned to me and laughed.
He turned the picture over and as his eyes fell upon the old newspaper cutting they went wide.
You hate The Sheik and so you will not tell him, for if you do I will tell him of the picture.
As he held the door for her to pass, Alice beckoned to the picture and smiled.
It seemed as if the picture, while hidden behind the cloud of immemorial years, had been all the time acquiring an intenser depth and darkness of expression, till now it gloomed forth again, and threw its evil omen over the present hour.
The truth probably was, that Alice Vane's secret for restoring the hues of the picture had merely effected a temporary renovation.
At the conclusion of this miraculous legend, I inquired of mine host whether the picture still remained in the chamber over our heads; but Mr.