The days slipped into days, nights and twilight's alternating
, cold snaps gave way to snow-falls, and cold snaps came on again, and all the while, through the long hours, the miles piled up behind them.
And as he rolled, and felt sharp teeth pricking him, he snapped and snarled, alternating
snarls with whimperings and squallings of terror, pain, and abject humility.
And so he wandered on, alternating
between depression and elation as he stared at the shelves packed with wisdom.
He uttered little crooning noises, alternating
with sharp cries akin to pain, half-ecstatic, half-petulant, as he drew a black clay pipe from a hole in his ear-lobe, and into the bowl of it, with trembling fingers, untwisted and crumbled the cheap leaf of spoiled Virginia crop.
So Edith Nelson went back to the terrible cabin with its endless alternating
He continued to persist, alternating
periods of unconsciousness with periods of semi-consciousness, dreamy and unreal, in which he idly wondered whether he had ever truly beheld the Red One or whether it was a nightmare fancy of delirium.
The lower beds of the Peuquenes ridge, and of the several great lines to the westward of it, are composed of a vast pile, many thousand feet in thickness, of porphyries which have flowed as submarine lavas, alternating
with angular and rounded fragments of the same rocks, thrown out of the submarine craters.
Their bleak country, where the foggy and unhealthy marshes of the coast gave way further inland to vast and somber forests, developed in them during their long inactive winters a sluggish and gloomy mood, in which, however, the alternating
spirit of aggressive enterprise was never quenched.
Like the rest of our waters, when much agitated, in clear weather, so that the surface of the waves may reflect the sky at the right angle, or because there is more light mixed with it, it appears at a little distance of a darker blue than the sky itself; and at such a time, being on its surface, and looking with divided vision, so as to see the reflection, I have discerned a matchless and indescribable light blue, such as watered or changeable silks and sword blades suggest, more cerulean than the sky itself, alternating
with the original dark green on the opposite sides of the waves, which last appeared but muddy in comparison.