With vizard down and jousting-lance at charge

Christmas market @ Frankfurt am Main; 2012-12-16

Frankfurt Christmas market 2012; photo

One mass of silver. Menacing, terrible, with vizard down and jousting-lance at charge. Then suddenly a blind rage like a flame swept over him and hurled him to his feet— and there, within an arch at the stair-top and screened behind a painted hanging-cloth of coiled gold serpents ready to make spring, ignoble Death stood, and heard the trumpets blaring for the Queen.

from Wyndham Towers, by Thomas Bailey Aldrich

In trance on floor or pallet