I hammered at the door, but I could not make the people hear (if there were any people inside), and after a time I desisted, and, availing myself of a ditch for the greater part of the way, succeeded in crawling, unobserved by these monstrous
machines, into the pine woods towards Maybury.
I believe in the flower," she continued, "I feel it would have been quite splendid, quite huge and monstrous."
"Monstrous above all!" her visitor echoed; "and I imagine, by the same stroke, quite hideous and offensive."
I do not know that I can bring their appearance home to you better than by saying that they looked like monstrous kangaroos, twenty feet in length, and with skins like black crocodiles.
It is true that these monstrous creatures which we had seen were lumbering, inoffensive brutes which were unlikely to hurt anyone, but in this world of wonders what other survivals might there not be--what fierce, active horrors ready to pounce upon us from their lair among the rocks or brushwood?
There had been mad wilful rejections, monstrous forms of self-torture and self-denial, whose origin was fear and whose result was a degradation infinitely more terrible than that fancied degradation from which, in their ignorance, they had sought to escape; Nature, in her wonderful irony, driving out the anchorite to feed with the wild animals of the desert and giving to the hermit the beasts of the field as his companions.
To him, man was a being with myriad lives and myriad sensations, a complex multiform creature that bore within itself strange legacies of thought and passion, and whose very flesh was tainted with the monstrous maladies of the dead.
Or a spectral hound, black, silent, and monstrous
. Was there a human agency in the matter.
Then, said the women of the neighborhood, the whole church took on something fantastic, supernatural, horrible; eyes and mouths were opened, here and there; one heard the dogs, the monsters, and the gargoyles of stone, which keep watch night and day, with outstretched neck and open jaws, around the monstrous
Scholars of literature and law examine the concept of monstrosity from perspectives of the ontology of the monstrous
, the monster as a literary myth, comic and grotesque monstrosity, and monstrosity and modern migration.
Brace for 'monstrous
' traffic in Metro Manila DPWH !-- -- Jose Rodel Clapano (The Philippine Star) - August 25, 2019 - 12:00am MANILA, Philippines Motorists and commuters are likely to experience "monstrous
" traffic in Metro Manila until Tuesday, the Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH) said Friday.