, enchanting Kitty herself could not love such an ugly person as he conceived himself to be, and, above all, such an ordinary, in no way striking person.
Thinking of this on the river-bank, in connection with the distressing scene which I had just had with Alicia, I found that the mysterious
obstacle at which she had hinted, the mysterious
life led by her father, and the mysterious
top of the house that had hitherto defied my curiosity, all three connected themselves in my mind as links of the same chain.
Now, when I saw that mysterious
petticoat, and realised that its wearer would probably be pretty and young and generally charming, and that probably her name was somewhere on the waistband, the spirit of whim rejoiced within me.
Issuing thence to the west and south, as a youth leaves the shelter of his parental house, this spirit found the way to the Indies, discovered the coasts of a new continent, and traversed at last the immensity of the great Pacific, rich in groups of islands remote and mysterious
like the constellations of the sky.
It was now long after nightfall, yet the interminable forest through which he journeyed was lit with a wan glimmer having no point of diffusion, for in its mysterious
lumination nothing cast a shadow.
Hem's theory, in so far as it professes to be an adequate explanation of "mysterious
disappearances," is open to many obvious objections; to fewer as he states it himself in the "spacious volubility" of his book.
That would seem such a rational thing to do that no one would think it at all mysterious
. They would turn into the shrubbery walks and lose themselves until they came to the long walls.
Taking into consideration the mean of observations made at divers times-- rejecting the timid estimate of those who assigned to this object a length of two hundred feet, equally with the exaggerated opinions which set it down as a mile in width and three in length--we might fairly conclude that this mysterious
being surpassed greatly all dimensions admitted by the learned ones of the day, if it existed at all.
The hunters and trappers gathered round, and gazed on her as something mysterious
. She remained silent, but maintained her air of calmness and self-possession.
Gliding forward, she tried to seize the African; but he eluded her grasp, just missing, in doing so, falling into the mysterious
Albert had already made seven or eight similar excursions to the Colosseum, while his less favored companion trod for the first time in his life the classic ground forming the monument of Flavius Vespasian; and, to his credit be it spoken, his mind, even amid the glib loquacity of the guides, was duly and deeply touched with awe and enthusiastic admiration of all he saw; and certainly no adequate notion of these stupendous ruins can be formed save by such as have visited them, and more especially by moonlight, at which time the vast proportions of the building appear twice as large when viewed by the mysterious
beams of a southern moonlit sky, whose rays are sufficiently clear and vivid to light the horizon with a glow equal to the soft twilight of an eastern clime.
The three creatures engaged in this mysterious
rite were human in shape, and yet human beings with the strangest air about them of some familiar animal.
He found a difficulty in collecting his thoughts and bringing them to bear on Mamma Valerius' "good genius," on the Angel of Music of whom Christine had spoken to him so strangely, on the death's head which he had seen in a sort of nightmare on the high altar at Perros and also on the Opera ghost, whose fame had come to his ears one evening when he was standing behind the scenes, within hearing of a group of scene-shifters who were repeating the ghastly description which the hanged man, Joseph Buquet, had given of the ghost before his mysterious
Since the snow has been off, more especially after the frosts got out of the ground, we have kept a watchful eye on the gentle man, in which we have found Jotham useful.” Marmaduke did not much like the associates of Richard in this business; still he knew them to be cunning and ready expedients; and as there was certainly something mysterious
, not only in the connection between the old hunters and Edwards, but in what his cousin had just related, he began to revolve the subject in his own mind with more care.
About a week after my discovery of the contents of the mysterious
packages, I happened to be at the Ti, when another war-alarm was sounded, and the natives rushing to their arms, sallied out to resist a second incursion of the Happar invaders.