The danger lay in the heavy fog
which blanketed the bay, and of which, as a landsman, I had little apprehension.
Neither wind nor sun, however, favoured Staple Inn one December afternoon towards six o'clock, when it was filled with fog
, and candles shed murky and blurred rays through the windows of all its then-occupied sets of chambers; notably from a set of chambers in a corner house in the little inner quadrangle, presenting in black and white over its ugly portal the mysterious inscription:
here will soon be an end of the firing, for yonder comes a fog
that will turn day to night, and make an Indian arrow more dangerous than a molded cannon.
Or perhaps the summer fog
was more general, and the meadows lay like a white sea, out of which the scattered trees rose like dangerous rocks.
Gas looming through the fog
in divers places in the streets, much as the sun may, from the spongey fields, be seen to loom by husbandman and ploughboy.
had grown so dense that though it was growing light they could not see ten paces ahead.
That was all right as far as it went, but the towhead warn't sixty yards long, and the minute I flew by the foot of it I shot out into the solid white fog
, and hadn't no more idea which way I was going than a dead man.
I have said that over the great Grimpen Mire there hung a dense, white fog
I'm sure all the ships that ever sailed out of Four Winds to their doom could be seen tonight sailing up the harbor with their drowned crews on their decks, if that shrouding fog
could suddenly be drawn aside.
For days they worked in fog
- Harvey at the bell - till, grown familiar with the thick airs, he went out with Tom Platt, his heart rather in his mouth.
I shall see a straight line DAE, in which the middle point (A) will be very bright because it is nearest to me; but on either side the line will shade away RAPIDLY INTO DIMNESS, because the sides AC and AB RECEDE RAPIDLY INTO THE FOG
and what appear to me as the Merchant's extremities, viz.
It was by this time about nine in the morning, and the first fog
of the season.