darkness


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The darkness was steadily growing, the people be- coming more and more distressed.
I crept back to the coal cellar, shut the door, and began to cover myself up as much as I could, and as noiselessly as possible in the darkness, among the firewood and coal therein.
"She is below," I thought, "and terrified by my entrance has evaded me in the darkness of the hall."
The Owls shrieked as they flapped along the lanes in the darkness, And that night they struck at a mouse--and missed him.
The latter, as you see, have dark nights of 354 hours, without one single ray to break the darkness. The other, on the contrary, when the sun which has given its light for fifteen days sinks below the horizon, see a splendid orb rise on the opposite horizon.
Starting up in the darkness I snatched at my matches and, hastily striking one, I saw three stooping white creatures similar to the one I had seen above ground in the ruin, hastily retreating before the light.
Without a word he shook his reins, the horses turned, and we swept into the darkness of the pass.
But although Cathullin fled, between Fingal and Swaran battle was renewed till darkness fell.
It is sin that brings dread, and darkness, and despair: there is light and blessedness for us as soon as we cast it off.
Then, if in truth my lords can darken the moon, in the darkness I will take my lords by the hand and lead them out of Loo to this place, where they shall be safe, and thence we can make war upon Twala the king."
As she stood trembling in the darkness the door of her son's room opened and the boy's father, Tom Willard, stepped out.
And as I looked there came bobbing out upon the current from the Stygian darkness of the interior the shell of one of the great, succulent fruits of the sorapus tree.