The eyes were mild and sun-filled, the face bewitchingly friendly; but when Janet took to wheedling, Billy hugged the shore. "You don't really mean it, Cap'n, now, do you?" "I do that!" muttered Billy, and he pulled the twine energetically. "What, send your own Janet off to the mainland to stay except when she runs back?" This last in a tone that might have moved a rock to pity.
Penelope Brand lay back in her wheel-chair in the glass-enclosed porch and gave herself up to luxurious enjoyment of its sun-filled warmth. The table beside her with its books and its sewing, but just now finished and neatly folded, gave evidence that she had spent a busy morning.
And that was how long ago that you wrote the letter?" Nella-Rose looked back over the weary way she had travelled, to this moment in the warm, sun-filled room. "It was befo' lil' Ann came that I sent the letter," she faltered. "Little Ann?" Lynda repeated the name and something terrible rose within her something that would kill her unless she conquered it.
And there was no garden more for Diamond to run into when he pleased, with gay flowers about his feet, and solemn sun-filled trees over his head. Neither was there a wooden wall at the back of his bed with a hole in it for North Wind to come in at when she liked.
He had turned toward the sea and his eyes wandered out across the geraniums where the shadow of a sun-filled cloud lay over uncounted acres of unhurried waves. His face was against the little girl's bright head, and he said something softly to himself, and the child turned her face quickly and smiled at him and repeated the words: "Many waters shall not wash out love," said Eleanor.
Vividly the tragedy of yesterday was before him again the warm, sun-filled creek bottom in which he and Noozak, his mother, were hunting a breakfast of crawfish when the man-beast came; the crash of strange thunder, their flight into the timber, and the end of it all when his mother turned to confront their enemy.
"She treats me like a witch most of the time, but Jed Hawkins made her that way. I kin remember " Suddenly she jumped up, and flung back her head defiantly, so that her hair streamed out in a sun-filled cloud in a gust of wind that came up the valley. "Some day, I'll kill 'im," she cried to the black forest across the plain. "Some day I will!" She followed Peter.
Jimmie knelt, and resting the gun on the top of the wall, covered him. "Throw up your hands!" he commanded. The stranger did not start. Except that he raised his eyes he gave no sign that he had heard. His eyes stared across the little sun-filled valley. They were half closed as though in study, as though perplexed by some deep and intricate problem.
Might not that be the lowly narrow entrance through the shadow up to the sun-filled air? He drew near with a kind of tremor, for never before had he gazed upon visible grandeur growing out of the human soul, in the majesty of everlastingness a tree of the Lord's planting.
O sweet and thrilling voice! more musical than the singing of birds in a sun-filled Spring! He raised himself a little, and looked at her more intently: she smiled, and that smile, so marvellous in its pensive peace and lofty devotion, was as though all the light of an unguessed paradise had suddenly flashed upon his soul!