All these, however, were mere terrors
of the night, phantoms of the mind that walk in darkness; and though he had seen many spectres in his time, and been more than once beset by Satan in divers shapes, in his lonely perambulations, yet daylight put an end to all these evils; and he would have passed a pleasant life of it, in despite of the Devil and all his works, if his path had not been crossed by a being that causes more perplexity to mortal man than ghosts, goblins, and the whole race of witches put together, and that was--a woman.
She did not sleep much until the night was half spent; but at last Nature overcame her terrors
of the black abyss beneath and the hairy body of the wild beast at her side, and she fell into a deep slumber which outlasted the darkness.
Valentine raised herself in bed, and drew over her chest, which appeared whiter than snow, the embroidered cambric, still moist with the cold dews of delirium, to which were now added those of terror
The monster, in terror
, had fled the premises forever
Four membranous wings covered with little colored scales of metallic appearance; mouth forming a rolled proboscis, produced by an elongation of the jaws, upon the sides of which are found the rudiments of mandibles and downy palpi; the inferior wings retained to the superior by a stiff hair; antennae in the form of an elongated club, prismatic; abdomen pointed, The Death's -- headed Sphinx has occasioned much terror
among the vulgar, at times, by the melancholy kind of cry which it utters, and the insignia of death which it wears upon its corslet.
The tribe, under the influence of an indescribable terror
, disappeared little by little in the huts, and there was complete solitude around the stake.
She looked up into his face to see smiling lips above hers and brave eyes, untouched by terror
, drinking deeply of her own.
How long he crept on thus he could not guess; but at last, feeling that the tunnel's length was interminable, and exhausted by his efforts, by terror
, and loss of sleep, he determined to lie down and rest before proceeding farther.
Still another hour of terror
passed during which the horse often raised his head to peer long and searchingly into the dark.
Kaviri shuddered and closed his eyes again, waiting for the ferocious creature to spring upon him and put him out of his misery of terror
But even when he understood the cause of his terror
he could not shake it off.
From my earliest recollection my sleep was a period of terror