She was as destitute of clothes as the green
Martians who accompanied her; indeed, save for her highly wrought ornaments she was entirely naked, nor could any apparel have enhanced the beauty of her perfect and symmetrical figure.
Still the light grew brighter, and floated out into the cold air, where it hung like bright clouds above the dreary gardens, whence all the Spirits' power could not drive it; and green
leaves budded on the naked trees, and flowers bloomed; but the Spirits heaped snow upon them, and they bowed their heads and died.
So he is," said the green
man, "and he rules the Emerald City wisely and well.
Presently the leader of the plant men charged the little party, and his method of attack was as remarkable as it was effective, and by its very strangeness was the more potent, since in the science of the green
warriors there was no defence for this singular manner of attack, the like of which it soon was evident to me they were as unfamiliar with as they were with the monstrosities which confronted them.
men were expecting an exodus of a body of red troops from the nearest city gate, and they were lying there in ambush to leap upon them.
About the walled city the red man saw a huge encampment of the green
warriors of the dead sea-bottoms, and as he let his eyes rove carefully over the city he realized that here was no deserted metropolis of a dead past.
When they woke next morning they had gone a considerable way up the river; on the right was a high yellow bank of sand tufted with trees, on the left a swamp quivering with long reeds and tall bamboos on the top of which, swaying slightly, perched vivid green
and yellow birds.
He was clothed all in green
and wore a high, peaked green
hat upon his head and green
spectacles over his eyes.
The Emerald City, which is the most splendid as well as the most beautiful city in any fairyland, is surrounded by a high, thick wall of green
marble, polished smooth and set with glistening emeralds.
and his sisters had sent their carriage back empty, in order to enjoy the bright sunshine and balmy air in a sociable walk home along with their visitors, Captain Somebody and Lieutenant Somebody-else (a couple of military fops), and the Misses Murray, who, of course, contrived to join them.
Gilbert had a sudden vision of Anne, arrayed in a frilly green
gown, with the virginal curves of arms and throat slipping out of it, and white stars shining against the coils of her ruddy hair.
She evidently supposed that I carried the green
flag about me
I'll just step over to Green
Gables after tea and find out from Marilla where he's gone and why," the worthy woman finally concluded.
But it was a happy and beautiful bride who came down the old, homespun-carpeted stairs that September noon--the first bride of Green
Gables, slender and shining-eyed, in the mist of her maiden veil, with her arms full of roses.
It is a clear and deep green
well, half a mile long and a mile and three quarters in circumference, and contains about sixty-one and a half acres; a perennial spring in the midst of pine and oak woods, without any visible inlet or outlet except by the clouds and evaporation.