The tall dark
girl came to see Doctor Reefy because she was in the family way and had become fright- ened.
So I dropped on my hands and knees in the little passage, and crept aft in the dark
till there warn't but one stateroom betwixt me and the cross-hall of the texas.
It is a forlorn hope at the best, and not much the forlorner for being delayed till dark
who shall tempt with wandring feet The dark
unbottom'd infinite Abyss And through the palpable obscure find out His uncouth way, or spread his aerie flight Upborn with indefatigable wings Over the vast abrupt, ere he arrive The happy Ile; what strength, what art can then Suffice, or what evasion bear him safe Through the strict Senteries and Stations thick Of Angels watching round?
And we went up the stairs again in the dark
, step by step, went up with the water.
The voice in the dark
began intoning a mad litany, line by line, and I and the rest to repeat it.
The undulating common seemed now dark
almost to blackness, except where its roadways lay grey and pale under the deep blue sky of the early night.
Beyond that hedge, that garden, and that cottage, a dark
mist enveloped with its folds that immensity where Paris slept--a vast void from which glittered a few luminous points, the funeral stars of that hell!
I will bear only a garland of our fairest flowers; these will I wind about him, and their bright faces, looking lovingly in his, will bring sweet thoughts to his dark
mind, and their soft breath steal in like gentle words.
They did not stop or pause till they saw before them the high dark
tower of Doom.
It was a sweet, simple country spot, but I was surprised to observe that by the gate there stood two soldierly men in dark
uniforms who leaned upon their short rifles and glanced keenly at us as we passed.
It was that of a dark
, thin man in a long black robe rather like a cassock; but the black cap on his head was of too strange a shape to be a biretta.