We discern his figure, as plainly as the flickering moonbeams can show us anything, still seated in the oaken chair!
We were betrayed into this brief extravagance by the quiver of the moonbeams; they dance hand-in-hand with shadows, and are reflected in the looking-glass, which, you are aware, is always a kind of window or doorway into the spiritual world.
The moonbeams have no longer so silvery a gleam, nor contrast so strongly with the blackness of the shadows among which they fall.
The moonbeams seemed to quiver as they went by me into the mass of gloom beyond.
The phantom shapes, which were becoming gradually materialised from the moonbeams, were those three ghostly women to whom I was doomed.
No veiled future dimly glanced upon him in the moonbeams
. There was no shadowy picture of his footsteps, in the garden that I dreamed of walking in all night.
"I had at that time a large sum in gold, and on the eve of the battle, from a presentiment perhaps of the turn which things would take on the morrow, I concealed it in the principal vault of the convent of Newcastle, in the tower whose summit you now see silvered by the moonbeams
. My treasure has then remained interred there, and I have come to entreat your honor to permit me to withdraw it before, perhaps, the battle turning that way, a mine or some other war engine has destroyed the building and scattered my gold, or rendered it so apparent that the soldiers will take possession of it."
There was life and motion everywhere, and yet everywhere there was a hush, a stealthy sort of stillness, that was suggestive of secret enterprises of bravoes and of lovers; and clad half in moonbeams
and half in mysterious shadows, the grim old mansions of the Republic seemed to have an expression about them of having an eye out for just such enterprises as these at that same moment.
I expect that Shakespeare devised Iago with a gusto which he never knew when, weaving moonbeams
with his fancy, he imagined Desdemona.
Out of the manifold events of his life, his deeds, his feelings, his thoughts, he might make a design, regular, elaborate, complicated, or beautiful; and though it might be no more than an illusion that he had the power of selection, though it might be no more than a fantastic legerdemain in which appearances were interwoven with moonbeams
, that did not matter: it seemed, and so to him it was.
But by and by, all over the field, there was something that glistened in the moonbeams, like sparkling drops of dew.
After kindly patting the bulls, Jason followed Medea's guidance into the Grove of Mars, where the great oak trees, that had been growing for centuries, threw so thick a shade that the moonbeams struggled vainly to find their way through it.
Gleaming among the venerable oaks, there was a radiance, not like the moonbeams, but rather resembling the golden glory of the setting sun.
After the Fire tells the story of seventeen-year-old Moonbeam
who has grown up inside "the Fence" as a follower of the Lord's Legion, a Branch Davidian-type religious cult set in rural Texas and led by Father John.
A winner of the Moonbeam
Children's Book Award, All About China: Stories, Songs, Crafts and Games for Kids is a 64-page hardcover compendium of fascinating information about China for young adults.