In a certain spot of the room, always in the same spot, a bright light suddenly flashes; out of its midst there gleams a preternaturally large eye, which looks fixedly at me with a diabolical expression.
She did not see him for a moment, all her attention being engrossed by the sheep which were now wandering up the valley; then suddenly, as if she felt his presence rather than saw it, her dark eyes flashed round upon him and she pulled up the big horse on its haunches with a suddenness which ought to have sent her from the saddle like a stone from a catapult; but she sat back as firm as a rock and gazed at him steadily, with a calmness which fascinated Stafford and kept him staring back at her as if he were the veriest plough-boy.
Instantly the truth flashed over Andy.
flashed Gabrielle indignantly. "
Now he met a fair buxom lass in a shady lane, and each gave the other a merry word and passed their way; now he saw a fair lady upon an ambling pad, to whom he doffed his cap, and who bowed sedately in return to the fair youth; now he saw a fat monk on a pannier-laden ass; now a gallant knight, with spear and shield and armor that flashed brightly in the sunlight; now a page clad in crimson; and now a stout burgher from good Nottingham Town, pacing along with serious footsteps; all these sights he saw, but adventure found he none.
But Eric said, "May I open the cage door and the window and see the bird flash away?
The German craft flashed by a moment later without paying any attention to the hydroplane.
"He expects to finish this fight for his own amusement," flashed angrily through Darrin's mind. "
Quickly her glance flashed up at him.
A sudden forgotten recollection of my first interview with McMurtrie flashed vividly into my mind.
Flashing lights ahead and the violent lurching indicated that they crept round the point.
Her head, the hair whereof as much surpassed gold in its luster as gold surpasses the yellowest tresses to be found among mortals, was garlanded with a wreath of green myrtle, beneath whose shadow I beheld two eyes of peerless splendor, so enchanting that I could have gazed on them forever; they flashed forth such luminous beams that it was a marvel; and all the rest of her countenance had such transcendent loveliness that the like never was seen here below.
Mrs. Corbett's eyes flashed ominously.
Hardly had the picture flashed past, than he wondered whether he had seen or imagined it, whose men they were, and why, even at any time, they should swarm so busy, thick as ants, merely to dig clay.
It flashed forth faster than the eye could see.
Indeed, I awoke to the discovery that I was far from being a dead man; and, inspired by this knowledge, the various incidents of the night flashed swiftly back into my mind.
Atkinson has very wisely furnished us with a masterly resume of the chief episodes, each of which he outlines in prose, occasionally flashing out into passages of sparkling verse, which run through the narrative like golden threads woven into the tissue of some storied tapestry.
Flash forward to 1990.
The idea of the Incarnation no sooner flashed upon me as a possible reality than it became, what it has ever since remained, ... the only reality worth seriously caring for; a reality so clearly seen and possessed that the most irrefragable logic of disproof has always affected me as something trifling and irrelevant.
I said, and slipped the gun from his hand; and in the same instant there was a sound of running steps up the garden path, and immediately the flash of a bull's-eye lantern upon the fan light over the front door.
Homer, both in the "Ilias" and "Odusseia," gives his readers frequent glimpses into the halls of Olympus; for messengers are continually flashing to and fro, like meteors, between the throne of Zeus and the earth.
His hand searched his belt and presently flashed aloft with a knife.
The pinewood fire flashes fitfully on a masterpiece of Vereschagin's, which stands on an easel by the hearth, and the massive gold "ikon," A encrusted with diamonds and precious stones, in the corner.
A dim remembrance of being summoned to supper a while ago flashed through his mind; but it hardly mattered--Mrs.
The light flashed aloft; and there, so far above the Queen Mary as to be little more than a tiny speck, hovered a giant Zeppelin; and even as they looked, the airship came lower.
A tall, rather masculine-looking creature, with a dark, handsome face, bold black eyes just now flashing fiercely, rage in every feature.
Another flashed his piece twice, but the gun did not go off.
A thing that is merely a fine flash and over only disappoint.
One turret was now in bright flames, which flashed out furiously from window and shot hole.
And consider how keenly every particle of this wondrous cloth of snow is flashing out jets of light.
She thought that under the jest there was a queer note; when his eyes flashed briefly toward her she tried to read their message.
The first rays flashed directly into their cave, sparkling and glimmering upon the ice crystals and tingeing the whole grotto with a rich warm light.
Fling out the Anti-Slavery flag, And let it onward wave Till it shall float o'er every clime, And liberate the slave; Till, like a meteor flashing far, It bursts with glorious light, And with its Heaven-born rays dispels The gloom of sorrow's night.
The darkness increased; the clouds hung lower and lower, the lightning flashed more frequently and fiercely, and finally the flood-gates of the clouds were opened and the rain fell with such denseness that the mass of drops made literal sheets.
Of a sudden, shouted he joyously, for, flashing high in air, down came Beltane's long blade strong and true upon the knight's helm--a fell, deep-dinting stroke that drave the stranger reeling back.
The flashes of lightning and the broad flares played so incessantly that Duane could not trust himself out on the open river.
He simply flashed away out of sight like a vanishing projectile.
I snatched the light out of his hand, and flashed it all about me wildly.
For how long they have flashed their purple on the gleaming walls of Thek.
Now, glancing up, Beltane beheld an ancient tree near by, a tree warped and stunted wherein divers arrows stood, and behind the tree, Giles o' the Bow, who, as he watched, drew and loosed a shaft, which, flashing upward, was answered by a cry; whereon Giles laughed aloud.
Simultaneously the brilliant light of Thuria flashed full upon the window where Gahan clung silhouetting him plainly to the two within.
Two possible lives flashed before his mind at that moment, rapidly as when a train sweeps by with flashing lamps in the night.
Grimly silent they marched, and ever Beltane gazed where, near and ever more near, flashed and flickered Duke Ivo's hard-riding van-ward.
As the truth flashed home, Neilson's first thought was of his rifle.
The water came flashing gloriously forward, a far other element than the tame, flat stuff we had drifted slowly over all the dullish hours.
He was a conspicuous figure at the meeting in Tremont Temple, Boston, on January 1, 1863, when the Emancipation Proclamation, hourly expected by an anxious gathering, finally flashed over the wires.
Over the sward and low grounds a thin film of mist was stealing like smoke, marking the distances with a transparent veil; and here and there we could see the river faintly flashing in the moonlight.
At which Doc Coffin's right hand flashed downward.
Then her mind flashed backward through a surmise which embraced the whole series of events.
Diana bit her lips to restrain a frown, but her eyes, which he was avoiding, flashed wickedly.