D'Artagnan looked for some tapestry behind which he might hide himself, and felt an immense inclination to crawl under the table.
At this instant the tapestry was raised and a noble and handsome head, but frightfully pale, appeared under the fringe.
At this moment the tapestry moved aside, and a Nubian, black as ebony, and dressed in a plain white tunic, made a sign to his master that all was prepared in the dining-room.
At these words, moving aside the tapestry, Sinbad preceded his guest.
It was a life-like picture of their recent adventures, showing them in the cave of Polyphemus, and how they had put out his one great moony eye; while in another part of the tapestry they were untying the leathern bags, puffed out with contrary winds; and farther on, they beheld themselves scampering away from the gigantic king of the Laestrygons, who had caught one of them by the leg.
See, I and my maidens have been weaving their figures into this piece of tapestry.
After a very short search, you will discover a division in the tapestry
so artfully constructed as to defy the minutest inspection, and on opening it, a door will immediately appear -- which door, being only secured by massy bars and a padlock, you will, after a few efforts, succeed in opening -- and, with your lamp in your hand, will pass through it into a small vaulted room.
D'Artagnan turned rapidly on his heel, raised the tapestry
which closed the entrance to the royal chamber, and directing his voice to the adjoining room, cried, "Enter.
The very furniture in the room seemed to have shrunk since she saw it before: the slag in the tapestry
looked more like a ghost in his ghostly blue-green world; the volumes of polite literature in the bookcase looked more like immovable imitations of books.
He saw the fine red brick houses, mortared in white lines, standing on the edge of the water, and their balconies, open towards the river, decked out with silk tapestry
embroidered with gold flowers, the wonderful manufacture of India and China; and near these brilliant stuffs, large lines set to catch the voracious eels, which are attracted towards the houses by the garbage thrown every day from the kitchens into the river.
Its light illuminated a strip of thick tapestry, hanging loose from the ceiling to the floor, on the wall opposite to the door by which we had entered.
Macallan drew aside the strip of tapestry, and, signing me to follow her, passed behind it.
The walls were hung all round with most elaborate and brightly colored tapestry, representing the achievements of Sir Bevis of Hampton, and behind this convenient screen were stored the tables dormant and benches which would be needed for banquet or high festivity.
He looked up at the ceiling, back at the closed door, and round at the stiff folds of motionless tapestry.
Slowly he threaded his way amongst the elegant Louis Quinze furniture, examining as though for the first time the beautiful old tapestry
, the Sevres china, the Chippendale table, which was priceless, the exquisite portraits painted by Greuze, and the mysterious green twilights and grey dawns of Corot.