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I wanted to keep things as they were till the eclipse was total, otherwise they would be trying again to get me to dismiss the darkness, and of course I couldn't do it.
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.
Was it being borne in that profound darkness through the infinity of space?
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!
He at once checked the horses, and, jumping to the ground, disappeared into the darkness. I did not know what to do, the less as the howling of the wolves grew closer.
Then through the darkness is heard the sad song of minstrels mourning for the dead.
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.
Peer as I would I could not penetrate the darkness, and then I listened intently for the sound of breathing near me; but except for the noise of the rapids, the soft scraping of the boats, and the lapping of the water at their sides I could distinguish no sound.
It was, no doubt, one of those luminous illusions that sometimes impress the eye in the midst of very profound darkness.
Flashes of shot gleamed in the darkness. This was the last French attack and was met by soldiers who had sheltered in the village houses.
Breakfast eaten and the slim camp-outfit lashed to the sled, the men turned their backs on the cheery fire and launched out into the darkness. 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.