mist was touched with the first rays of the moonlight, and the same rays touched the tears that dropped from her eyes.
The western end was already steeped in moon- shine; the rest, and the block house itself, still lay in a black shadow chequered with long silvery
streaks of light.
Many of this strange company wore foolscaps, and had little bells appended to their garments, tinkling with a silvery
sound, responsive to the inaudible music of their gleesome spirits.
The staircase was so dark, at first, that I could only just see the forms of the children, as, hand-in-hand, they groped their way down after their guide: but it got lighter every moment, with a strange silvery
brightness, that seemed to exist in the air, as there were no lamps visible; and, when at last we reached a level floor, the room, in which we found ourselves, was almost as light as day.
Just before the window was a row of pollard trees, looking black on one side and with a silvery
light on the other.
Very still and mild it was, wrapped in a great, white, brooding silence -- a silence which was yet threaded through with many little silvery
sounds which you could hear if you hearkened as much with your soul as your ears.
Sometimes she darted along the road so swiftly that she was nearly out of sight, then she came tripping back to greet them with her silvery
All through the New Hebrides and the Solomons and up among the atolls on the Line, during this period under a tropic sun, rotten with malaria, and suffering from a few minor afflictions such as Biblical leprosy with the silvery
skin, I did the work of five men.
On one side, across the channel, stretched the silvery
sand shore of the bar; on the other, extended a long, curving beach of red cliffs, rising steeply from the pebbled coves.
He watched with untiring patience the passage of the projectile across her silvery
disc, and really the worthy man remained in perpetual communication with his three friends, whom he did not despair of seeing again some day.
There have been caught in Walden pickerel, one weighing seven pounds -- to say nothing of another which carried off a reel with great velocity, which the fisherman safely set down at eight pounds because he did not see him -- perch and pouts, some of each weighing over two pounds, shiners, chivins or roach (Leuciscus pulchellus), a very few breams, and a couple of eels, one weighing four pounds -- I am thus particular because the weight of a fish is commonly its only title to fame, and these are the only eels I have heard of here; -- also, I have a faint recollection of a little fish some five inches long, with silvery
sides and a greenish back, somewhat dace-like in its character, which I mention here chiefly to link my facts to fable.
It was a view of Wildfell Hall, as seen at early morning from the field below, rising in dark relief against a sky of clear silvery
blue, with a few red streaks on the horizon, faithfully drawn and coloured, and very elegantly and artistically handled.