She said to herself: "No, just now I can't think of it, later on, when I am calmer." But this calm for thought never came; every time the thought rose of what she had done and what would happen to her, and what she ought to do, a horror
came over her and she drove those thoughts away.
I now observed -- with what horror
it is needless to say -- that its nether extremity was formed of a crescent of glittering steel, about a foot in length from horn to horn; the horns upward, and the under edge evidently as keen as that of a razor.
"Do you doubt it still, Raoul?...Then know that each of my visits to Erik increased my horror
of him; for each of those visits, instead of calming him, as I hoped, made him mad with love!
By this time my other companion and I were running for our lives to some place where we might hope to be safe from this new horror
, and seeing a tall tree we climbed up into it, having first provided ourselves with a store of fruit off the surrounding bushes.
In that busy spot we may forget some of the dangers and horrors
we have shared together.
I grasped his hand, and in a moment forgot my horror
and misfortune; I felt suddenly, and for the first time during many months, calm and serene joy.
She called upon the mercy of God for deliverance from herself; for deliverance from the possession of the Devil; for blindness to fall on her, for death to strike her, so that she might never see that unnamed Horror
O fatal wedlock, thou didst give me birth, And, having borne me, sowed again my seed, Mingling the blood of fathers, brothers, children, Brides, wives and mothers, an incestuous brood, All horrors
that are wrought beneath the sun, Horrors
so foul to name them were unmeet.
Then, summoning the wild courage of despair, a throng of the revellers at once threw themselves into the black apartment, and, seizing the mummer, whose tall figure stood erect and motionless within the shadow of the ebony clock, gasped in unutterable horror
at finding the grave cerements and corpse-like mask, which they handled with so violent a rudeness, untenanted by any tangible form.
The thought that these human fiends would devour him when the dance was done caused him not a single qualm of horror
For the plot ought to be so constructed that, even without the aid of the eye, he who hears the tale told will thrill with horror
and melt to pity at what takes place.
The nurse looked at him with her calm, kind eyes, which had seen all the horror
and pain of the world, and yet, filled with the vision of a world without sin, remained serene.
With mournful pleasure she now lingered over these images, repelling with horror
only the last one, the picture of his death, which she felt she could not contemplate even in imagination at this still and mystic hour of night.
Upon these words Jones became in a moment a greater picture of horror
than Partridge himself.
"I cannot tell you, Miss Maxon," he said sadly, "how much I should hate to be the one to ignore your father's commands, and enlighten you upon this and other subjects which lie nearer to your personal welfare than you can possibly guess; but I feel that after the horrors
of this day duty demands that I must lay all before you--you cannot again be exposed to the horrors
from which you were rescued only by a miracle."