The same instant he was aware of a dark enfolding shadow
passing over him, and, with a shudder of fear, he jumped back.
"I have heard that you can see the shadow
of Venus only once in a lifetime, and that within a year of seeing it your life's most wonderful gift will come to you," said Leslie.
At first, when any of them is liberated and compelled suddenly to stand up and turn his neck round and walk and look towards the light, he will suffer sharp pains; the glare will distress him, and he will be unable to see the realities of which in his former state he had seen the shadows
; and then conceive some one saying to him, that what he saw before was an illusion, but that now, when he is approaching nearer to being and his eye is turned towards more real existence, he has a clearer vision, -what will be his reply?
Yet even when his eyes were opened on the mist and rain, on the moving patch of light from the lamps, and the hedge at the roadside retreating by jerks, the night shadows
outside the coach would fall into the train of the night shadows
"Yes, but women with a shadow
usually come to a bad end," said Anna's friend.
I STRODE through the undergrowth that clothed the ridge behind the house, scarcely heeding whither I went; passed on through the shadow
of a thick cluster of straight-stemmed trees beyond it, and so presently found myself some way on the other side of the ridge, and descending towards a streamlet that ran through a narrow valley.
She floated again from out the light and into the gloom (which deepened momently) and again her shadow
fell from her into the ebony water, and became absorbed into its blackness.
Antonia and her father went off hand in hand, and I buttoned up my jacket and raced my shadow
The stranger rose, and his shadow
on the opposite neighbor's balcony rose also; the stranger turned round and the shadow
also turned round.
Thus spake Zarathustra, and, laughing with eyes and entrails, he stood still and turned round quickly--and behold, he almost thereby threw his shadow
and follower to the ground, so closely had the latter followed at his heels, and so weak was he.
'Over the Mountains Of the Moon, Down the Valley of the Shadow
, Ride, boldly ride,' The shade replied, -'If you seek for Eldorado!'
"If I had been a scoundrel," answered the Shadow
, increasing its speed, "I should not have left you."