After tramping a mile they reached a wide vacancy on the deserted wharves, and in this dark and rainy
desert they parted.
This happened to be the rainy
season at the islands, and the heavens had nearly the whole morning betokened one of those heavy showers which during this period so frequently occur.
season, which commences in October, continues, with little intermission, until April; and though the winters are generally mild, the mercury seldom sinking below the freezing point, yet the tempests of wind and rain are terrible.
No object could have looked more foreign to the gleaming cranks and wheels than this unsophisticated girl, with the round bare arms, the rainy
face and hair, the suspended attitude of a friendly leopard at pause, the print gown of no date or fashion, and the cotton bonnet drooping on her brow.
He gazed blankly about the kitchen, which looked cold and squalid in the rainy
They called each other by their Christian name, were always arm in arm when they walked, pinned up each other's train for the dance, and were not to be divided in the set; and if a rainy
morning deprived them of other enjoyments, they were still resolute in meeting in defiance of wet and dirt, and shut themselves up, to read novels together.
The ten minutes had scarcely elapsed ere the travellers were beyond the rainy
belt of country.
Weston, and the small chance there was of ever seeing or hearing anything more of him throughout my quiet, drab-colour life: which, henceforth, seemed to offer no alternative between positive rainy
days, and days of dull grey clouds without downfall.
Tarzan had recently brought his wife and infant son to London to escape the discomforts and dangers of the rainy
season upon their vast estate in Uziri--the land of the savage Waziri warriors whose broad African domains the ape-man had once ruled.
In one such mood Stella wandered up to the blue room one rainy
And yet we were driven by the circumstance of cold and rainy
weather to seek refuge in a saloon, where we had to spend part of our pitiful dole for drink.
After two or three very dry years, perhaps with not more than one shower during the whole time, a rainy
year generally follows; and this does more harm than even the drought.
But, probably, man did not live long on the earth without discovering the convenience which there is in a house, the domestic comforts, which phrase may have originally signified the satisfactions of the house more than of the family; though these must be extremely partial and occasional in those climates where the house is associated in our thoughts with winter or the rainy
season chiefly, and two thirds of the year, except for a parasol, is unnecessary.
Really, the largest green leaf in this country is a dockleaf; if one holds it before one, it is like a whole apron, and if one holds it over one's head in rainy
weather, it is almost as good as an umbrella, for it is so immensely large.
It is a good night, only a little rainy
and windy; and if it was well wrapt up, and put in a warm basket, it is two to one but it lives till it is found in the morning.