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In the outlying serfs' quarters torches and candles were burning and no one slept.
After a while he re-entered it as if to snuff the candles, and, seeing the prince was lying on the sofa, looked at him, noticed his perturbed face, shook his head, and going up to him silently kissed him on the shoulder and left the room without snuffing the candles or saying why he had entered.
He then took up one of the candles and relighted it by thrusting it into the fire.
The man fell to examining the masonry by the light of his candle. To his delight he discovered that the thin blocks of hewn stone of which it was constructed were fitted in loosely without mortar or cement.
At that moment the candle was suddenly extinguished, leaving all in profound darkness.
Having so held and waved the candle as that all these heterogeneous objects seemed to come forward obediently when they were named, and then retire again, Mr Venus despondently repeats, 'Oh dear me, dear me!' resumes his seat, and with drooping despondency upon him, falls to pouring himself out more tea.
Consequently when he came up the staircase to bed, candle in hand, he came full upon her.
"Will you have the candles, ma'am?" she inquired, respectfully.
I put out the candle, and returned to the window in great perplexity.
Having put her travelling-box of matches and the guide-book near the candle, in case she might be sleepless and might want to read, she blew out the light, and laid her head on the pillow.
We hung it with the gingerbread animals, strings of popcorn, and bits of candle which Fuchs had fitted into pasteboard sockets.
I see his monstrous back, deformed by the shadow thrown by the candle. He is no longer writing now, and the candle is on the parquet, over which he is bending--a position which serves my purpose.
"The King's garden is not the world, you foolish squib," said a big Roman Candle; "the world is an enormous place, and it would take you three days to see it thoroughly."
He lighted the candle and looked at the room more carefully.
"Have you found any candles," asked Brown smiling, "among your oddities?"