Waterhouse, who has shown that the form of the cell
stands in close relation to the presence of adjoining cells
; and the following view may, perhaps, be considered only as a modification of this theory.
As I walked among these solitary cells
, and looked at the faces of the men within them, I tried to picture to myself the thoughts and feelings natural to their condition.
The noise died out as the bees settled in empty cells
for the night.
When he had issued his instructions relative to every other part of the building, and the mob were dispersed from end to end, and busy at their work, he took a bundle of keys from a kind of cupboard in the wall, and going by a kind of passage near the chapel (it joined the governors house, and was then on fire), betook himself to the condemned cells
, which were a series of small, strong, dismal rooms, opening on a low gallery, guarded, at the end at which he entered, by a strong iron wicket, and at its opposite extremity by two doors and a thick grate.
This horrible place contained fifty cells
; their inhabitants were designated by the numbers of their cell
, and the unhappy young man was no longer called Edmond Dantes -- he was now number 34.
We saw the damp, dismal cells
in which two of Dumas' heroes passed their confinement--heroes of "Monte Cristo." It was here that the brave Abbe wrote a book with his own blood, with a pen made of a piece of iron hoop, and by the light of a lamp made out of shreds of cloth soaked in grease obtained from his food; and then dug through the thick wall with some trifling instrument which he wrought himself out of a stray piece of iron or table cutlery and freed Dantes from his chains.
and going, as he was wont to do every evening, to that charming house situated in the Rue Galilee, in the enclosure of the royal palace, which he held in right of his wife, Madame Ambroise de Lore, to repose after the fatigue of having sent some poor wretch to pass the night in "that little cell
of the Rue de Escorcherie, which the provosts and aldermen of Paris used to make their prison; the same being eleven feet long, seven feet and four inches wide, and eleven feet high?"*
The young cells
at the end of the branches of these corallines contain quite immature polypi, yet the vulture-head attached to them, though small, are in every respect perfect When the polypus was removed by a needle from any of th cells
, these organs did not appear in the least affected.
First I had him sketch upon the stone floor of our cell
as accurate a map of the south polar regions as was possible with the crude instruments at our disposal--a buckle from my harness, and the sharp edge of the wondrous gem I had taken from Sator Throg.
Well, young man, we have the family cell
here, and we will give it to you."
In the cell
next to him was a drunken wife-beater and in the one beyond a yelling maniac.
I then began an attentive examination of our cell
. Nothing was changed inside.