I loaned the brute one of my own critturs, just to be rid of him, and have him out of harm's way; for I had a forewarning, the brute, that his mouth war a-watering after the Dew beasts in the pinfold, and after the brown horse in partickelar! And so I loaned him a horse, and sent him off to Logan's.
Later in the morning the Vaterland changed altitude, and soared up suddenly in a high, clear sky, going, Kurt said, to a height of nearly thirteen thousand feet. Bert was in his cabin, and chanced to see the dew vanish from the window and caught the gleam of sunlight outside.
But at last there came a day against which no objections could be raised. The sky was cloudless, and the moon at its full; both deemed propitious omens. A white kid had been sacrificed to Artemis, and baskets of fruit and poppies been duly placed upon her altar. The long white veil woven by Milza and laid by for this occasion, was taken out to be bleached in the sunshine and dew.
It was a quiet night of reveries: the stars, as is their wont when seen through falling dew, were changing their colors, flashing green and red. The nightingale was now cooing in the bushes, as it does when it has found its mate. Czipra looked around her. It was a deep slumbering night: no one could see her now.
The situation was slipping away from him, all his beautiful calmness was going. She looked at him with melting eyes, and he, too, seemed all dew and melting. He felt himself on the edge of an abyss, powerless to withstand the force that was drawing him over. "I am coming back to you, John. I am coming back to-day . . . now." As in a nightmare, he strove under the hand.
"'None who will remember me," he burst out at last. "Three times she gave it." The vines are drenched in dew." Then, raising her voice and turning toward the "house," "'Arthur." "'Arthur," warned the coach. "That's you. Mr. Corthell. Ready. Well then, Mademoiselle Gretry, you have something to say there." "I can't say it," murmured the Gretry girl, her handkerchief to her face. "What now?
Legends of Asgard and Arthur, the virile tales of Rajputana and her warrior chiefs, she drank in as the earth drinks dew. Roy had a secret weakness for a happy ending in his own phrase, "a beautiful marry."
The only other animal which we saw in any number was a small fox: I suppose this animal preys on the mice and other small rodents which, as long as there is the least vegetation, subsist in considerable numbers in very desert places. In Patagonia, even on the borders of the salinas, where a drop of fresh water can never be found, excepting dew, these little animals swarm.
Its freshness and color appealed to Jack. He took it out and pressed it to his nostrils. "Just needs the morning sun and the dew to be perfect," he said to the amazed attendants; "and I will walk if you will take the suit case to the house."
Yet this can hardly be considered correct; for during almost every day of our visit there was a thick drizzling mist, which was sufficient to make the streets muddy and one's clothes damp: this the people are pleased to call Peruvian dew.