Every time I dropped off for the moment, a new noise woke
at dawn with one more repetition of this horror, and then he resolved to meddle no more with that treacherous sleep.
Not long after, as Tom, all undressed for bed, was surveying his drenched garments by the light of a tallow dip, Sid woke
up; but if he had any dim idea of making any "references to allusions," he thought better of it and held his peace, for there was danger in Tom's eye.
The sight of the small still shape that had been Mira, the baby who had been her special charge ever since her birth, woke
into being a host of new thoughts and wonderments; for it is sometimes the mystery of death that brings one to a consciousness of the still greater mystery of life.
, they kindled: first, they glowed in the bright tint of her cheek, which till this hour I had never seen but pale and bloodless; then they shone in the liquid lustre of her eyes, which had suddenly acquired a beauty more singular than that of Miss Temple's--a beauty neither of fine colour nor long eyelash, nor pencilled brow, but of meaning, of movement, of radiance.
Lucy slept till I woke
her and seemed not to have even changed her side.
If I hadn't woke
you, you'd have lain there for the whole fortnight.