It is true that the beast who owned them might be standing upon a ledge within the cave, or that it might be rearing up upon its hind legs; but I had seen enough of the monsters of Pellucidar to know that I might be facing some new and frightful Titan whose dimensions and ferocity eclipsed
those of any I had seen before.
Dark clouds moving swiftly across the heavens now and again eclipsed
the bright face of Goro, the moon, and forewarned the ape-man of impending storm.
As a night, it eclipsed
anything that Dawson had ever seen.
At this time the luxury of peace under the Bourbons had eclipsed
the warlike luxury of the days when France shone like a vast encampment, prodigal and magnificent because it was victorious.
Having the minister and his wife to tea was a serious and important undertaking, and Marilla was determined not to be eclipsed
by any of the Avonlea housekeepers.
The time that I met him alone was on a bright, but not oppressively hot day, in the beginning of July: I had taken little Arthur into the wood that skirts the park, and there seated him on the moss- cushioned roots of an old oak; and, having gathered a handful of bluebells and wild-roses, I was kneeling before him, and presenting them, one by one, to the grasp of his tiny fingers; enjoying the heavenly beauty of the flowers, through the medium of his smiling eyes: forgetting, for the moment, all my cares, laughing at his gleeful laughter, and delighting myself with his delight, - when a shadow suddenly eclipsed
the little space of sunshine on the grass before us; and looking up, I beheld Walter Hargrave standing and gazing upon us.