Exerting his renovated powers to their utmost, he was yet filling the arches of the cave with long and full tones, when a yell burst into the air without, that instantly stilled
his pious strains, choking his voice suddenly, as though his heart had literally bounded into the passage of his throat.
There was not even a zephyr stirring; the dead noonday heat had even stilled
the songs of the birds; nature lay in a trance that was broken by no sound but the occasional far-off hammering of a wood- pecker, and this seemed to render the pervading silence and sense of loneliness the more profound.
He was carried to the nearest house; and, no one preventing me now, I remained near him, busy, while every means of restoration were tried; but he had been beaten to death by the great wave, and his generous heart was stilled
There had been shrieks from among the women convicts, but they had been stilled
, a hush had succeeded.
She turned from the window with gladness in her eyes, for the wife's chief dread was stilled