local had finished its work in Wines- burg and the trainsmen were coupling cars, swing- ing lanterns and preparing to resume their flight east.
Thus, a blazing spear, a sword of flame, a bow, or a sheaf of arrows seen in the midnight
sky, prefigured Indian warfare.
Sometimes his crew would be heard dashing along past the farmhouses at midnight
, with whoop and halloo, like a troop of Don Cossacks; and the old dames, startled out of their sleep, would listen for a moment till the hurry-scurry had clattered by, and then exclaim, "Ay, there goes Brom Bones and his gang
they opened the station house to the homeless wanderers who were crowded about the door, shivering in the winter blast, and they thronged into the corridor outside of the cells.
Now just at midnight
, every night, the lost heiress stood in the mouth of her cave, arrayed in white robes, and sang a little love ballad which her Crusader had made for her.
You got to go all by yourself, to the middle of the woods, where you know there's a spunk-water stump, and just as it's midnight
you back up against the stump and jam your hand in and say:
She must never be left to sleep on there, for she seemed good to sleep till midnight
Amongst the ruins of the church The midnight
raven found a perch, A melancholy place; The ruthless Conqueror cast down, Woe worth the deed, that little town, To lengthen out his chase.
The song of pleasant stations beside the salt lagoons, The song of blowing squadrons that shuffled down the dunes, The song of midnight
dances that churned the sea to flame-- The Beaches of Lukannon--before the sealers came!
she heard to her great horror some one coming along the passage, and in a minute her door was flung wide open and a troop of strange beings entered the room.
, then, I have to ask you to be alone in your consulting room, to admit with your own hand into the house a man who will present himself in my name, and to place in his hands the drawer that you will have brought with you from my cabinet.
Passepartout, who had conscientiously studied the programme of his duties, was more than surprised to see his master guilty of the inexactness of appearing at this unaccustomed hour; for, according to rule, he was not due in Saville Row until precisely midnight