Oh, yes," she exclaimed, "I recognize the flavor of my nocturnal
beverage which refreshed me so much, and seemed to ease my aching brain.
In the meanwhile also the black ground was covered with herbage, and the green banks interspersed with innumerable flowers, sweet to the scent and the eyes, stars of pale radiance among the moonlight woods; the sun became warmer, the nights clear and balmy; and my nocturnal
rambles were an extreme pleasure to me, although they were considerably shortened by the late setting and early rising of the sun, for I never ventured abroad during daylight, fearful of meeting with the same treatment I had formerly endured in the first village which I entered.
We had never before seen them save at night, and indeed they are nocturnal
animals save when disturbed in their lairs, as these had been.
The lights and shades of the nocturnal
jungle are as different as one might imagine the lights and shades of another world to differ from those of our world; its beasts, its blooms, and its birds are not those of the jungle of Kudu, the sun.
however, is nocturnal
, while the others wander by day over the open plains, feeding on beetles, larvae, roots, and even small snakes.
adventures of Gurth were not yet concluded; indeed he himself became partly of that mind, when, after passing one or two straggling houses which stood in the outskirts of the village, he found himself in a deep lane, running between two banks overgrown with hazel and holly, while here and there a dwarf oak flung its arms altogether across the path.
Gondy gazed on these deeds of darkness, on these nocturnal
laborers, with a kind of fear; he asked himself, if, after having called forth these foul creatures from their dens, he should have the power of making them retire again.
Then he turned towards the night breeze which bore towards him, he seemed to think, the distant song of the nightingale; and, after having laid in a due provision of melancholy, another nocturnal
malady, he retired to rest thinking, with regard to his own love affair, that perhaps four or even a larger number of eyes, quite as ardent as those of De Guiche and Buckingham, were coveting his own idol in the chateau at Blois.
As it was--and especially after the object of her nocturnal
visit to Mrs.
For an instant my hand touched against human flesh, and then, as I lunged headforemost through the darkness to seize my nocturnal
visitor, my foot became entangled in my sleeping silks and I fell sprawling to the floor.