Was the old Rajah not dead then?—for he was suddenly seen to stand erect like a ghost. Then he took the young woman in his arms, spectre-like, climbed down from the pyre through the swirling smoke.
Jules Verne, Around the World in Eighty Days
It was the land that was under the sway of Feringhea, the chief of the Thugs, the king of the Stranglers. His assassins, brought together into a highly elusive society in honour of the goddess of death, strangled their victims of all ages, but without ever shedding a drop of blood.
Jules Verne, Around the World in Eighty Days
The statue had four arms. The body was deep red, the eyes wild, the hair touseld, the tongue lolling, the lips coloured with henna and betel. Around its neck was draped a garland of death’s heads, and on its waist, a girdle of severed hands.
Jules Verne, Around the World in Eighty Days
Such was the position of the two men; but above them Phileas Fogg moved in majestic indifference. He was following his own rational orbit around the world, without bothering at all about the asteroids gravitating around him.
Jules Verne, Around the World in Eighty Days