They had their moonrise
, and watched its marvel and magic in a silence that asked nothing of the world or each other.
You have already interrupted one pater, two aves, and a credo, which I, miserable sinner that I am, should, according to my vow, have said before moonrise
Three nights has the same thing happened, violent all day then quiet from moonrise
There is a green fringe of palm and prickly pear round the black mouth of the well; but nothing of the upper masonry remains except two bulky and battered stones standing like the pillars of a gateway of nowhere, in which some of the more transcendental archaeologists, in certain moods at moonrise
or sunset, think they can trace the faint lines of figures or features of more than Babylonian monstrosity; while the more rationalistic archaeologists, in the more rational hours of daylight, see nothing but two shapeless rocks.
They were so ill-fitting as to be quite grotesque; even as he appeared in black outline against the moonrise
, the coat-collar in which his head was buried made him look like a hunchback, and the long loose sleeves looked as if he had no hands.