The doctor searched vainly for a breath of wind, from the height of one hundred feet to that of five miles; his starting-point remained fatally right below him, and absolute calm
seemed to reign, up to the extreme limits of the breathing atmosphere.
I have no doubt they got ashore, in that calm
weather (making all due allowance for fatigue and clumsy rowing), before day-break.
That lively cry upon this deadly calm
might almost convert a better man.
But before Pierre could decide what answer he would send, the countess herself in a white satin dressing gown embroidered with silver and with simply dressed hair (two immense plaits twice round her lovely head like a coronet) entered the room, calm
and majestic, except that there was a wrathful wrinkle on her rather prominent marble brow.
Came days of fog, when even Maud's spirit drooped and there were no merry words upon her lips; days of calm
, when we floated on the lonely immensity of sea, oppressed by its greatness and yet marvelling at the miracle of tiny life, for we still lived and struggled to live; days of sleet and wind and snow-squalls, when nothing could keep us warm; or days of drizzling rain, when we filled our water-breakers from the drip of the wet sail.
yourself, friend Ned, calm
yourself," replied Conseil, quietly.
That pale face, so calm
and worn; those hands, once so skillful, lying nerveless by his side; those limbs stiffened by the icy grasp of death; nothing there betokened a sleep that was disturbed by dreams.