The lights were on, but shadows crawled from the corners and choked the lights until they were shriveled, glowing orbs.
It grew to her height as she watched and then bloomed into an orange-pink flower the size of her head, shriveled and died, and returned.
His shriveled old hands were folded and on the finger of one of them Pierre noticed a large cast iron ring with a seal representing a death's head.
Anna Pavlovna gave him her shriveled hand to kiss and introduced him to several persons whom he did not know, giving him a whispered description of each.
"Your joke is too bad, it's witty but unjust," said Anna Pavlovna, shaking her little shriveled finger at him.
Near them, in an armchair, sat a thin, shriveled, old woman, with a meek expression on her childlike face.
His face seemed to have shriveled or melted; his features had grown smaller.
Then they dressed him in uniform with his decorations and placed his shriveled little body on a table.
Toward night candles were burning round his coffin, a pall was spread over it, the floor was strewn with sprays of juniper, a printed band was tucked in under his shriveled head, and in a corner of the room sat a chanter reading the psalms.
Her face had shriveled, her upper lip had sunk in, and her eyes were dim.