of the mother of God were no protection,'' answered the old woman.
With the actual presence
and companionship of the young Englishman the image of Korak became less real.
Valentine could not reply; the voice which indicated the real presence
of a being in the room, alarmed her so much that she feared to utter a syllable; still the expression of her eyes seemed to inquire, "If your intentions are pure, why are you here?
Perhaps it was the first day since the beginning of my passion for her, in which that passion was completely neutralized by the presence
of an absorbing feeling of another kind.
They fell for him into categories, they fairly became familiar, the signs, for his own perception, of the alarm his presence
and his vigilance created; though leaving him always to remark, portentously, on his probably having formed a relation, his probably enjoying a consciousness, unique in the experience of man.
And now was acknowledged the presence
of the Red Death.
in the land of Kaol is partly due to accident, my flier being wrecked upon the southern fringe of your great forest.
After all, what was a miserable dancer on the public squares in the presence
of these high-born maidens?
Night's heart is full of pity for us: she cannot ease our aching; she takes our hand in hers, and the little world grows very small and very far away beneath us, and, borne on her dark wings, we pass for a moment into a mightier Presence
than her own, and in the wondrous light of that great Presence
, all human life lies like a book before us, and we know that Pain and Sorrow are but the angels of God.
Yet strange to say Boris' presence
in his wife's drawing room (and he was almost always there) had a physical effect upon Pierre; it constricted his limbs and destroyed the unconsciousness and freedom of his movements.
As the minutes passed, Ralph's presence
became more and more intolerable to him, since there was so much that he must say to Katharine; the moment he could not talk to her, terrible doubts, unanswerable questions accumulated, which he must lay before Katharine, for she alone could help him now.
In the mind of the Belgian only the presence
of a sinister and malevolent force could account for the phenomenon.
Making the best excuse that I could think of for leaving my mother's room, I hurried away to seek a refuge from myself, where alone I could hope to find it, in the presence
No one truly forgets injuries in the presence
of him who caused the injury.
The next morning, when in the presence
of the whole brigade Private Greene was shot to death by a squad of his comrades, Lieutenant Dudley turned his back upon the sorry performance and muttered a prayer for mercy, in which himself was included.