But the sound, while it gained no strength, forced on them more and more an abhorrent sense of intimacy.
My mother once tried to frighten me with an appalling story of a ghost in a dark chamber.
A little investigation showed me that a school had come to grief under atrocious circumstances, and that the man who had owned it—the name was different—had disappeared with his wife.
Awesome and deific.
But how went the battle, and how camest thou here through that awful hurricane?
But a more dangerous accident happened to me in the same garden,when my little nurse, believing she had put me in a secure place(which I often entreated her to do, that I might enjoy my ownthoughts,) and having left my box at home, to avoid the trouble ofcarrying it, went to another part of the garden with her governessand some ladies of her acquaintance.
SIR HIGGS: But, Sire, this dire misfortune comes in trail Of boosting all who wear the party tag.
Perhaps in consequence of this failure Louis turned his army against Egypt instead of Syria; but the envoys returned to find him after the disastrous Egyptian campaign in Palestine, where he spent four years.
The look of disbelief that ran across the boy's face was somehow more disturbing than the despair it had replaced.
in a weak, moaning, dreadful voice.
I obeyed; and hemmed, and called the villain Juno, who deigned, at this second interview, to move the extreme tip of her tail, in token of owning my acquaintance.
If I had only myself to think of, I should prefer the sharp pains to the frightful dreams.
Nor do I--whom the scarlet letter has disciplined to truth, though it be the truth of red-hot iron entering into the soul--nor do I perceive such advantage in his living any longer a life of ghastly emptiness, that I shall stoop to implore thy mercy.
To drive into muddy water, is a gruesome prognostication, bringing you into a vortex of unhappiness and fearful foreboding.
‘Though harrowing to myself to mention, the alienation of Mr. Micawber (formerly so domesticated) from his wife and family, is the cause of my addressing my unhappy appeal to Mr. Traddles, and soliciting his best indulgence.
The fantastic character of these instruments fascinated him, and he felt a curious delight in the thought that Art, like Nature, has her monsters, things of bestial shape and with hideous voices.
But I wou’d have you Observe what was told to us aboute tak’g Care whom to calle upp, for you are Sensible what Mr. Mather writ in ye Magnalia of ––, and can judge how truely that Horrendous thing is reported.
Again I felt that horrid sense of the reality of things, in which any effort of imagination seemed out of place; and I realised distinctly the perils of the law which we were incurring in our unhallowed work.
This horrifying event was particularly ironic, as attacks on airport computers by hackers had long been a standard nightmare scenario, much trumpeted by computer-security experts who feared the computer underground.