A sudden cry on the shore sounded plaintive in the distance, and ceased abruptly, as if stifled in the downpour of sunshine.
It was the stage where, dressed splendidly for his part, he strutted, incomparably dignified, made important by the power he had to awaken an absurd expectation of something heroic going to take place--a burst of action or song--upon the vibrating tone of a wonderful sunshine.
The salt wind, soft with sunshine, blew in their faces.
There is nothing kindly or hopeful even in the sunshine.
She recalled the first morning she had wakened in that little porch room, when the sunshine
had crept in on her through the blossom- drift of the old Snow Queen.
He has had but little sunshine
in his life,--poor Clifford, --and, oh, what a black shadow.
Beth kept her face hidden on her mother's shoulder, but Amy stood like a graceful statue, with a most becoming ray of sunshine
touching her white forehead and the flower in her hair.
Only the dead-looking evergreen firs dotted about in the forest, and this oak, refused to yield to the charm of spring or notice either the spring or the sunshine
But every flower stood in the sunshine
, and dreamed its own fairy tale or its own story: and they all told her very many things, but not one knew anything of Kay.
The innumerable trunks and heavy foliage of the trees had hitherto shut in their thoughts, which now shrank affrighted from the region of wind and cloud and naked rocks and desolate sunshine
, that rose immeasurably above them.
It had, indeed, a very cheery aspect, the walls being overspread with a kind of stucco, in which fragments of broken glass were plentifully intermixed; so that, when the sunshine
fell aslant-wise over the front of the edifice, it glittered and sparkled as if diamonds had been flung against it by the double handful.
It has stood perhaps by the clustering apple-blossoms, or in the broad sunshine
by the cornfield, or at a turning by the wood where a clear brook was gurgling below; and surely, if there came a traveller to this world who knew nothing of the story of man's life upon it, this image of agony would seem to him strangely out of place in the midst of this joyous nature.
Pale-golden and vermilion orchids flaunted their unhealthy blossoms in the golden, dripping sunshine
that filtered through the matted roof.
Between them, they actually made Aunt Myra laugh heartily more than once; and Rose did her so much good by letting in the sunshine
, singing about the silent house, cooking wholesome messes, and amusing the old lady with funny little lectures on physiology, that she forgot to take her pills and gave up "Mum's Elixir," because she slept so well, after the long walks and drives she was beguiled into taking, that she needed no narcotic.
And she was so much the woman, clinging and appealing, sunshine
and dew to my manhood, rooting it deeper and sending through it the sap of a new strength.