There was one strange thing about this wall of light. His father
(he had already come to recognise his father as the one other dweller in the world, a creature like his mother, who slept near the light and was a bringer of meat)--his father had a way of walking right into the white far wall and disappearing.
The dying gleam of an ill-kept fire formed the only light
by which I could judge of objects and distances.
Then addressing his companion nearest to him in a low voice: -- "Get a light
, Menneville," said he, "and hold yourself ready for anything."
Books were to be written, and since books must be written in rooms, and rooms must have hangings, and outside the windows there must be land, and an horizon to that land, and trees perhaps, and a hill, they sketched a habitation for themselves upon the outline of great offices in the Strand and continued to make an account of the future upon the omnibus which took them towards Chelsea; and still, for both of them, it swam miraculously in the golden light
of a large steady lamp.
"Soon a gentle light
stole over the heavens and gave me a sensation of pleasure.
Soon the golden light
gleamed faintly through the cell, and she heard little voices calling for help, and high up among the heavy cobwebs hung poor little flies struggling to free themselves, while their cruel enemies sat in their nets, watching their pain.
suddenly changed its direction, and a long and slightly built boat hove up out of the gloom, while the red glare fell on the weather-beaten features of the Leather-Stocking, whose tall person was seen erect in the frail vessel, wielding, with the grace of an experienced boatman, a long fishing-spear, which he held by its centre, first dropping one end and then the other into the water, to aid in propelling the little canoe of bark, we will not say through, but over, the water.
Now in one direction, and now in another, those instruments let in on the summer-house the horrid light
Their office is to illumine and enkindle -- My duty, to be saved by their bright light
, And purified in their electric fire, And sanctified in their elysian fire.
And if he is compelled to look straight at the light
, will he not have a pain in his eyes which will make him turn away to take and take in the objects of vision which he can see, and which he will conceive to be in reality clearer than the things which are now being shown to him?
Abruptly closing the window, she threw aside her shawl, and lit the candles on the mantelpiece, impelled by a sudden craving for light
in the solitude of her room.