It was at the time of the ripening rice, and the myriads
of birds which came to feed on the coming crop was a serious menace, not only to the district, but to the country at large.
He thought of his desire to make a design, intricate and beautiful, out of the myriad
, meaningless facts of life: had he not seen also that the simplest pattern, that in which a man was born, worked, married, had children, and died, was likewise the most perfect?
During the long hours of darkness they caught but fitful snatches of sleep, for the night noises of a great jungle teeming with myriad
animal life kept their overwrought nerves on edge, so that a hundred times they were startled to wakefulness by piercing screams, or the stealthy moving of great bodies beneath them.
The perfect swarm of busily engaged persons moving about noiselessly; the multitude of guests, - who were, however, even less numerous than the servants who waited on them, - the myriad
of exquisitely prepared dishes, of gold and silver vases; the floods of dazzling light, the masses of unknown flowers of which the hot-houses had been despoiled, redundant with luxuriance of unequaled scent and beauty; the perfect harmony of the surroundings, which, indeed, was no more than the prelude of the promised
They listened there, through the long days, in silence, waiting for a voice from heaven; and all day long and through the solemn night it spoke to them in myriad
tones, and they heard it not.
Not even a single guard was visible before the great entrance gate, nor in the gardens beyond, into which he could see, was there sign of the myriad
life that pulses within the precincts of the royal estates of the red jeddaks.
The men who sang that pain was sweet Shuddered to see the mask of death Storm by with myriad
thundering feet; The sudden truth caught up our breath Our throats like pulses beat.
But then the only aspect which attracted me was the distant hills in which I hoped to find sanctuary, and so I hastened on, trampling the myriad
beauties beneath my hurrying feet.
The moans and the coughing of the big cats mingled with the myriad
noises of the lesser denizens of the jungle to fan the savage flame in the breast of this savage English lord.
Tree-ferns and mosses and a myriad
other parasitic forms jostled with gay-coloured fungoid growths for room to live, and the very atmosphere itself seemed to afford clinging space to airy fairy creepers, light and delicate as gem-dust, tremulous with microscopic blooms.
scents of the land entered his keen nostrils, but he made no note of them.
The god of Kwaque and Michael was a living god, whose voice could be always heard, whose arms could be always warm, the pulse of whose heart could be always felt throbbing in a myriad
acts and touches.
Besides the law of meat, there were a myriad
other and lesser laws for him to learn and obey.
So we drank with all, and all treated, and our voices rose, and we remembered a myriad
kindly acts of comradeship, and forgot our fights and wordy squabbles, and knew one another for the best fellows in the world.
The pulse of war that beat from the West suggested the companionship of battling thousands; here was naught but silence, and himself, and possible death-dealing bullets from a myriad