"no, but will they?"
"like as not. of course they are pretty exclusive. they hardly ever show themselves to the common public. i believe they never turn out except for an eleventh-hour convert. they wouldn't do it then, only earthly tradition makes a grand show pretty necessary on that kind of an occasion."
"do they all turn out, sandy?"
"who? - all the patriarchs? oh, no - hardly ever more than a couple. you will be here fifty thousand years - maybe more - before you get a glimpse of all the patriarchs and prophets."
medea hung back, and trembled, and whispered in jason's ear, "we are betrayed, and are going to our ruin, for i see my countrymen among the crowd; dark-eyed colchi in steel mail-shirts, such as they wear in my father's land."
"it is too late to turn," said jason. and he spoke to the merchant king, "what country is this, good sir; and what is this new-built town?"
"this is the land of the phaeaces, beloved by all the immortals; for they come hither and feast like friends with us, and sit by our side in the hall. hither we came from liburnia to escape the unrighteous cyclopes; for they robbed us, peaceful merchants, of our hard-earned wares and wealth.
"and that's 'ow i come on the treasure."
"what treasure?" i asked.
"why!" said mr. brisher, "the treasure i'm telling you about, what's the reason
why i never married."
"what!--a treasure--dug up?"
"yes--buried wealth--treasure trove. come out of the ground. what i kept on saying--regular treasure. . . ." he looked at me with unusual disrespect.
"it wasn't more than a foot deep, not the top of it," he said.
it looked like diamonds, rubies, emeralds; he could think of nothing beautiful which it did not resemble. the trees upon the bank were giant garden plants; he noted a definite order in their arrangement, inhaled the fragrance of their blooms. a strange roseate light shone through the spaces among their trunks and the wind made in their branches the music of aeolian harps. he had not wish to perfect his escape -- he was content to remain in that enchanting spot until retaken.