My theory, based on the evidence of the shots that were heard at midnight, demanded two shots--one which wounded the murderer at the time of his attack, and one fired at the time of the nightmare
Their justice--it was a lie, it was a lie, a hideous, brutal lie, a thing too black and hateful for any world but a world of nightmares
The end of the nightmare
was not altogether according to Inspector Jacks' expectations.
I had the misfortune to scream in my sleep, owing to a frightful nightmare
And they went through, winning half the length of the lake by nightfall and pulling on through all the night hours as the wind went down, falling asleep at the oars and being rapped awake by Liverpool, toiling on through an age-long nightmare
while the stars came out and the surface of the lake turned to the unruffledness of a sheet of paper and froze skin-ice that tinkled like broken glass as their oar-blades shattered it.
But, my poor boy, I was not caught in the nightmare
until the day when I learned the truth
My dear,' said Dick, desperately, 'you do not understand; you do not know what it is to be treated with daily want of comprehension and daily small injustices, through childhood and boyhood and manhood, until you despair of a hearing, until the thing rides you like a nightmare
, until you almost hate the sight of the man you love, and who's your father after all.
We were not a nightmare
here, where were civilization and intelligence in place of Spanish and Italian superstition, dirt and dread of cholera.
The next morning he felt so harassed with the nightmare
of consequences-- he dreaded so much the immediate issues before him--that seeing while he breakfasted the arrival of the Riverston coach, he went out hurriedly and took his place on it, that he might be relieved, at least for a day, from the necessity of doing or saying anything in Middlemarch.
I come up, after having fallen asleep myself, below, and find you in your wrapper here, with the nightmare
The days and nights of torture that the young woman suffered were so merged into one long, unbroken nightmare
of hideousness that she soon lost all track of time.
It aspires to being a modernized fairy tale, in which the wonderment and joy are retained and the heartaches and nightmares
are left out.