♋ KOZMINSKY

  1. A curious ring set with a large heart of white onyx.
  2. A labourer leaning against a tree watching a number of others digging in a neighboring field.
  3. A creeping plant, worms eating at the root, growing over a rustic summer-house.
  4. A drunken reveler in fancy costume asleep at a table, the contents of his overturned cup of red wine pouring on to the floor.
  5. A man seated on a rock on a newly boomed goldfield, a new pick and shovel beside him, looking gloomily at a newspaper containing reports of rich finds in the locality.
  6. A man spending money lavishly entertaining his friends, a clown hidden behind a curtain laughing at him.
  7. An antique, gold-capped Corinthian column of white marble, slightly crumbling at its base.
  8. A newspaper editor at his desk-a mass of proofs before him-parleying with a man who averts his face.
  9. An acrobat performing before a large audience.
  10. A painter at his easel in a graceful forest glade. It is the hour of sunset, and strange shadows of unearthly grandeur are falling.
  11. A number of maidens, crowned with garlands of wild flowers, dancing on a green lawn.
  12. An avenue of trees bending before a destructive wind-storm, the rich golden leaves of autumn falling thickly.
  13. A volcano in active eruption devastating the country for miles around, whilst groups of peasants cling to their little homes.
  14. A crab climbing up an upright iron spear, above which is a circlet of seven stars.
  15. An auctioneer's hammer lying on a heap of gold money and bank-notes.
  16. A young man standing on the top of a high mountain, the world stretched out below him, grasping a sword which comes from the heavens to his hand.
  17. A band of merchants on camels traveling through the wilderness.
  18. A hand grasping gold pieces, some of which are falling through the fingers.
  19. An old man sitting alone in semi-darkness with an old book before him, from which emanate bright rays of light.
  20. A wounded Bedouin mounted on his horse in the desert.
  21. A man having jumped over a fence falls into a ditch on the other side of it.
  22. A jeweled crown falling from a height into mud.
  23. Fishermen pulling in their nets in calm weather.
  24. A graceful dancer smilingly receiving applause and floral tributes.
  25. The setting Sun reflected from the sea in such a manner that the reflected rays interlace with the solar rays.
  26. A marksman having failed to hit the bull's-eye in eight shots strikes it in the ninth.
  27. A moth circling a flame.
  28. An old mill-wheel lying on the bank of a lily pond, with pretty creepers growing over it.
  29. A man in a prison cell, a ray of light flowing through the bars, on which a little bird stands singing.
  30. A winged wheel flying across a green field.