The luxurious bed, the well-ventilated room, the delicious tranquillity of Venice by night
, all were in favour of his sleeping well.
And yet, though herds of whales were seen by night
, not one whaleman in a hundred would venture a lowering for them.
There was no reason, however, why I should refrain from seeing the person who had inconsiderately sent her to so great a distance by night and alone, and as it was not improbable that if she found herself near home she might take farewell of me and deprive me of the opportunity, I avoided the most frequented ways and took the most intricate, and thus it was not until we arrived in the street itself that she knew where we were.
But waking or sleeping, by night or day, in sickness or health, she is the one object of my care, and if you knew of how much care, you would look on me with different eyes, you would indeed.
'Stay here of course,' the child had said in answer to my question, 'I always do!' What could take him from home by night, and every night!