Pallidly the moon was shining On the dewy meadows nigh; On the silvery, silent
rivers, On the mountains far and high On the ocean's star-lit waters, Where the winds a-weary die.
For days his voice will not be heard raised about the decks, with that curt, austere accent of the man in charge, till, again, when the hatches are on, and in a silent
and expectant ship, he shall speak up from aft in commanding tones: "Man the windlass!"
Around it was a patch of silent
common, smouldering in places, and with a few dark, dimly seen objects lying in contorted attitudes here and there.
The other acknowledged the pacific compliment by a gesture of the hand, and remained silent
. Then Magua, as if recalled to such a recollection, by the allusion to the massacre, demanded:
Nastasia was silent
, and would not say what she thought about it.
Tom looked up to the silent
, ever-living stars,--types of the angelic hosts who ever look down on man; and the solitude of the night rung with the triumphant words of a hymn, which he had sung often in happier days, but never with such feeling as now:
For just then went the full moon, silent
as death, over the house; just then did it stand still, a glowing globe--at rest on the flat roof, as if on some one's property:--
The Time Traveller pushed his glass towards the Silent
Man and rang it with his fingernail; at which the Silent
Man, who had been staring at his face, started convulsively, and poured him wine.
But her lips would not utter that, and she was silent
Still Nancy was silent
, looking down; and he almost expected that she would presently get up and say she would go to her father's.
His father was a spare old man, his hands gnarled after the work of a lifetime, silent
and upright; in the evening he read the paper aloud, while his wife and daughter (now married to the captain of a fishing smack), unwilling to lose a moment, bent over their sewing.
Pierre remained gloomily silent
, answering in monosyllables and apparently immersed in his own thoughts.