And the Owls said, "Have we honored the summer-house by occupying it all these years--and is the horrid light of noonday
to be let in on us at last?
It was the policy of our ancestors to search out even the most secret sins, and expose them to shame, without fear or favor, in the broadest light of the noonday sun.
If this king and this arch-prelate have their will, we shall briefly behold a cross on the spire of this tabernacle which we have builded, and a high altar within its walls, with wax tapers burning round it at noonday.
Equally to every part of this inner world it diffuses its perpetual noonday light and torrid heat.
On and on we stumbled beneath that hateful noonday sun.
Let all thy converse be sincere, Thy conscience as the noonday
clear; For God's all-seeing eye surveys Thy secret thoughts, thy works and ways.
From the distance and the elevation of the highlands where I stood the Pellucidarian noonday
moon showed half in sunshine and half in shadow, while directly be-neath it was plainly visible the round dark spot upon the surface of Pellucidar where the sun has never shone.
He blundered on through the darkness as though he were traversing an open plain under the brilliance of a noonday
sun, and suddenly there happened that which had to happen under the circumstances of his rash advance.
Far and near the garden view looked its gayest and brightest in the light of the noonday
According to them, death must have taken place about noonday
, yet the body was found in bed.
It was with an agitated, burning heart and brain that I hurried homewards, regardless of that scorching noonday
sun - forgetful of everything but her I had just left - regretting nothing but her impenetrability, and my own precipitancy and want of tact - fearing nothing but her hateful resolution, and my inability to overcome it - hoping nothing - but halt, - I will not bore you with my conflicting hopes and fears - my serious cogitations and resolves.
No, I'll simply come home at the time of their noonday
A strange name wakes up memories; the printed words scent the smoky atmosphere of to-day faintly, with the subtle and penetrating perfume as of land breezes breathing through the starlight of bygone nights; a signal fire gleams like a jewel on the high brow of a sombre cliff; great trees, the advanced sentries of immense forests, stand watchful and still over sleeping stretches of open water; a line of white surf thunders on an empty beach, the shallow water foams on the reefs; and green islets scattered through the calm of noonday
lie upon the level of a polished sea, like a handful of emeralds on a buckler of steel.
I made about three passes in the air, and then there was an awful crash and that old tower leaped into the sky in chunks, along with a vast volcanic fountain of fire that turned night to noonday
, and showed a thou- sand acres of human beings groveling on the ground in a general collapse of consternation.
The thing is as clear as noonday
," cried the squire.