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Examples of Docia
We can take the ring to-night after she goes to bed, and pry the diamond from the setting; it is held only by gold claws, you know.
Later that night, when he had gone up to his little garret loft, she came to him with the two rings in her outstretched hand-the superb white diamond and the common purple setting in Docia's brass hoop. "Lend me your knife," she said, kneeling beside the smoky oil lamp; and without a word he drew his claspknife from his pocket, opened the blade, and held the handle toward her.
She took it from him, and then knelt motionless for an instant looking at the diamond, which shone like a star in her hollowed palm.
Presently she stooped and kissed it, and then taking the fine point of the blade, carefully pried the gold claws back from the imprisoned stone.
Everything in the room around him was ready for her use-her nightcap lay on the bureau, and in the china tray beside it he saw her brush and comb, in which a long strand of white hair was still twisted.
Tucker had brought her the rose that morning and she had held it for a pleased moment in her trembling fingers.