This annoyed him: not so much because the shadow was gone, but because he knew there was a story about a man without a shadow.
He had placed the light directly behind him, for he knew that the shadow would always have its master for a screen, but he could not entice it.
Thus spake the shadow
, and Zarathustra's countenance lengthened at his words.
The words were still in his hearing as just spoken--distinctly in his hearing as ever spoken words had been in his life--when the weary passenger started to the consciousness of daylight, and found that the shadows
of the night were gone.
So I stood for perhaps a minute, and then, with an eye to the trees still, turned westward to cross the headland; and as I moved, one among the lurking shadows
moved to follow me.
It was not until I had passed the high peak and found the river that my eyes first discovered the pendent world, the tiny satellite which hangs low over the surface of Pellucidar casting its perpetual shadow
always upon the same spot--the area that is known here as the Land of Awful Shadow
, in which dwells the tribe of Thuria.
He moved out of the shadow
, walking rapidly toward the graying east.
If I had been a scoundrel," answered the Shadow
, increasing its speed, "I should not have left you.
At the moment when he was coolly retying his shoulder knots, with his nose in the air, he saw the shadow
approaching him with slow steps, so slow that he had ample time to observe that this shadow
wore a cloak and a hat.
In the very nature of my proposition the shadow
will be eliminated--"
When the bank on the other side of the draw began to throw a narrow shelf of shadow
, we knew we ought to be starting homeward; the chill came on quickly when the sun got low, and Antonia's dress was thin.
Like ourselves, I replied; and they see only their own shadows
, or the shadows
of one another, which the fire throws on the opposite wall of the cave?