The face was still imperfect; but, gradually, by a magic touch, intelligence
and sensibility brightened through the features, with all the effect of
light gleaming forth from within the solid oak. The face became alive.
It was a beautiful, though not precisely regular, and somewhat haughty aspect,
but with a certain piquancy about the eyes and mouth which, of all expressions,
would have seemed the most impossible to throw over a wooden countenance.
And now, so far as carving went, this wonderful production was complete.