There was nothing unusual in the picture; the man was evidently rather good looking, about fifty years old, with iron-gray hair, a smooth-shaven
face and dark, serious eyes.
The other, the East king, the king of blood-red sunrises, I represent to myself as a spare Southerner with clear-cut features, black-browed and dark-eyed, gray-robed, upright in sunshine, resting a smooth-shaven
cheek in the palm of his hand, impenetrable, secret, full of wiles, fine-drawn, keen - meditating aggressions.
He looked older than thirty, and yet, smooth-shaven
and without wrinkles, he was almost boyish.
The tallest of the party--a smooth-shaven
, kind-eyed man whom Pollyanna knew by sight as "Dr.
What was once a smooth-shaven
lawn before the house, dotted here and there with ornamental shrubs, was now covered with frowsy tangled grass, with horseposts set up, here and there, in it, where the turf was stamped away, and the ground littered with broken pails, cobs of corn, and other slovenly remains.
First they sang a hymn, and then one of the three, a tall, smooth-shaven
man, very thin, and wearing black spectacles, began an address.
Bloomfield's, both in age, size, and magnificence: the garden was not so tastefully laid out; but instead of the smooth-shaven
lawn, the young trees guarded by palings, the grove of upstart poplars, and the plantation of firs, there was a wide park, stocked with deer, and beautified by fine old trees.
The dog-musher wore a moustache, but the other, a taller and younger man, was smooth-shaven
, his skin rosy from the pounding of his blood and the running in the frosty air.
It seemed, rather, a frank and open countenance, which frankness or openness was enhanced by the fact that he was smooth-shaven
. I could hardly believe--until the next incident occurred--that it was the face of a man who could behave as he had behaved to the cabin- boy.