Now and again some ancient patriarch of the woods, rent by a flashing
bolt, would crash in a thousand pieces among the surrounding trees, carrying down numberless branches and many smaller neighbors to add to the tangled confusion of the tropical jungle.
Then they came together again, the impact of their blows, their groans and gasps, and the swift flashings
and shadow-movings telling plainly of the deadliness of the struggle.
As he steered, he kept flashing
the torch on the boat compass so that he could keep headed north-east by east a quarter east.
Heralded by the increasing fierceness of the squalls, sometimes by a faint flash of lightning like the signal of a lighted torch waved far away behind the clouds, the shift of wind comes at last, the crucial moment of the change from the brooding and veiled violence of the south-west gale to the sparkling, flashing
, cutting, clear- eyed anger of the King's north-westerly mood.
The names begin to appear fast and furiously, flashing
from legal page to legal page and in a flash vanishing.