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I said it would be but natural if the king should change his mind and repent to some extent of what he had done under excitement; there- fore I would let the darkness grow a while, and if at the end of a reasonable time the king had kept his mind the same, the darkness should be dismissed.
It came into the scullery no more; but I lay all the tenth day in the close darkness, buried among coals and firewood, not daring even to crawl out for the drink for which I craved.
Now I am calm, but truly there is no more to tell: the incident ends where it began--in darkness and in doubt.
The disappointment of the travelers in the midst of this utter darkness may be imagined.
It was all very indistinct: the heavy smell, the big unmeaning shapes, the obscene figures lurking in the shadows, and only waiting for the darkness to come at me again
Once the flame appeared so near the road, that even in the darkness around us I could watch the driver's motions.
Make her feel the presence of the living God, who beholds all the past, to whom the darkness is as noonday; who is waiting now, at the eleventh hour, for her to turn to him, and confess her sin, and cry for mercy--now, before the night of death comes, and the moment of pardon is for ever fled, like yesterday that returneth not.
The moon grows black before your eyes; soon there will be darkness-- ay, darkness in the hour of the full moon.
In the darkness of her own room she clenched her fists and glared about.
Through Cimmerian darkness he moved along the narrow ledge beside the boiling rapids.
It was, no doubt, one of those luminous illusions that sometimes impress the eye in the midst of very profound darkness.
And again and again in the complete darkness Tushin's guns moved forward, surrounded by the humming infantry as by a frame.
At once began to rise the cries that were fiercely sad-- cries that called through the darkness and cold to one another and answered back.
Suddenly, the darkness was made visible by a small dark lantern and Raoul instinctively stepped backward as though to escape the scrutiny of a secret enemy.
As the sun rose and the light of a new day swept away the darkness of night our craft gave a final spasmodic plunge, turned half upon her side, and then with deck tilting at a sickening angle swung in a slow circle, her bow dropping further below her stern each moment.