Having closed the door, to prevent being overheard, he sank into
a chair, and said, in a low voice--
Undressing, and quivering like an overdriven horse, he lay down on the sofa, drew his greatcoat over him, and at once sank into
Half an hour had not passed when the same symptoms began to appear; but as I had only drunk half a glass of the water, I contended longer, and instead of falling entirely asleep, I sank into
a state of drowsiness which left me a perception of what was passing around me, while depriving me of the strength either to defend myself or to fly.
The more conscious I was of goodness and of all that was "sublime and beautiful," the more deeply I sank into
my mire and the more ready I was to sink in it altogether.
They then retired within the walls, and first offering up their thanksgivings for past mercies, and petitioning for a continuance of the Divine favor throughout the coming night, they laid their tender forms on the fragrant couch, and in spite of recollections and forebodings, soon sank into
those slumbers which nature so imperiously demanded, and which were sweetened by hopes for the morrow.