"You might as well say that the root of a rose is red, and of a lily white," said No. 3.
Why is the lily white, the robin's breast splashed with red?
Alleyne, glancing at her, noted that her breath came quick and short, and that her cheeks had blanched to a lily white.
Apparently, at this point, Mr. Jones expected Virginia to extend her lily white hand to be kissed.
And now ...