For a lesson, I will let this darkness
proceed, and spread night in the world; but whether I blot out the sun for good, or restore it, shall rest with you.
In the darkness
I could just see the thing--like an ele- phant's trunk more than anything else--waving towards me and touching and examining the wall, coals, wood and ceil- ing.
Instantly my hands were at her throat, stifling a shriek, my knees were upon her struggling body; and there in the darkness
, without a word of accusation or reproach, I strangled her till she died!
And when the world saw it, and said, "Now we shall do!" the Owls shut their eyes in pious remembrance of the darkness
, and answered, "My lords and gentlemen, the Constitution is destroyed!"
They tried to see through the darkened scuttles by extinguishing all light in the projectile; but not a luminous spark made its way through the darkness
Presently the walls fell away from me, and I came to a large open space, and striking another match, saw that I had entered a vast arched cavern, which stretched into utter darkness
beyond the range of my light.
He kept turning his head to left and right, but I could not see anything through the darkness
The warriors of Swaran fled then, pursued by the sons of Fingal, till the hero bade the fighting cease, and darkness
once more fell over the dreadful field.
Thou hast known the depths of all sorrow: thou hast entered that black darkness
where God is not, and hast uttered the cry of the forsaken.
Come but one pace nearer, and we will put out the moon like a wind-blown lamp, as we who dwell in her House can do, and plunge the land in darkness
. Dare to disobey, and ye shall taste of our magic."
The woman in the darkness
could hear him laughing and talking with a guest who was striving to wear away a dull evening by dozing in a chair by the office door.
As though turned to stone I sat in tense and rigid silence, straining my eyes into the utter darkness
before me in an effort to discover if the boat were occupied.