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He gazed silently at the hills which seemed to rise out of the sea of mist and on which the Russian troops were moving in the distance, and he listened to the sounds of firing in the valley.
However, in the confusion of the mist, I found myself at last too far to the right, and consequently had to try back along the river-side, on the bank of loose stones above the mud and the stakes that staked the tide out.
The time goes on; and no sign of an inhabited dwelling looms through the mist.
If any one of the three had had the hardihood to propose to another to walk on a little ahead into the mist and darkness, he would have put himself in a fair way of getting shot instantly as a highwayman.
Through a rift in the mist, he caught a glimpse of the brown sail of a fishing-boat, dangerously near the land.
A thick coating of dust, slightly dampened by the mist, covered the floor of the bridge, but the only footprints were those of Mr.
Aouda, despite the storm, kept coming out of the waiting-room, going to the end of the platform, and peering through the tempest of snow, as if to pierce the mist which narrowed the horizon around her, and to hear, if possible, some welcome sound.
But all I saw was the deep blue sky above, with one solitary star, and the white mist spreading wide and low beneath.
As if to allay their too sanguine hopes, they recurred to the Indian traditions that a spirit kept watch about the gem, and bewildered those who sought it either by removing it from peak to peak of the higher hills, or by calling up a mist from the enchanted lake over which it hung.
Something loomed in the mist before her--took shape and form--suddenly moved towards her across the wave-rippled sand.
So I ate the lunch I had brought with me, hoping that it was what I wanted; but it was chilly, made up of sandwiches and pears, and it had to be eaten under a tree at the edge of a field; and it was November, and the mist was thicker than ever and very wet-- the grass was wet with it, the gaunt tree was wet with it, I was wet with it, and the sandwiches were wet with it.
A mist covered both that and the surrounding mountains.