But I pointed out the distant pinnacles of the Palace of Green Porcelain to her, and contrived to make her understand that we were seeking a refuge there from her Fear.
Then I wanted to arrange some contrivance to break open the doors of bronze under the White Sphinx.
My first was to secure some safe place of refuge, and to make myself such arms of metal or stone as I could contrive.
’Now as I stood and examined it, finding a pleasure in the mere touch of the contrivance, the thing I had expected happened.
If we could get through it to the bare hill-side, there, as it seemed to me, was an altogether safer resting-place; I thought that with my matches and my camphor I could contrive to keep my path illuminated through the woods.
There are no more uses of "contrived" in the book.