The light upon the railway puzzled me at first; there were a black heap and a vivid
glare, and to the right of that a row of yellow oblongs.
But that night, when Marilla went to bed, acutely and miserably conscious that the little gable room at the end of the hall was untenanted by any vivid
young life and unstirred by any soft breathing, she buried her face in her pillow, and wept for her girl in a passion of sobs that appalled her when she grew calm enough to reflect how very wicked it must be to take on so about a sinful fellow creature.
In constant danger from falling trunks and branches and paralyzed by the vivid
flashing of lightning and the bellowing of thunder they crouched in pitiful misery until the storm passed.
I knew it as it had been for generations, and suddenly I saw it change, and the transformation could not fail to strike a boy, for these first years are the most impressionable (nothing that happens after we are twelve matters very much); they are also the most vivid
years when we look back, and more vivid
the farther we have to look, until, at the end, what lies between bends like a hoop, and the extremes meet.
His very vivid
and active imagination enables him not only to humanize animal life with remarkable success, as in the prose 'Jungle-Books,' but to range finely in the realms of the mysterious, as in the short stories 'They' and 'The Brushwood Boy.
flash of lightning made the two round sternports facing him glimmer like a pair of cruel and phosphorescent eyes.
Four large and gorgeous Sevres vases, in which bloom a profusion of sweet and vivid
flowers, occupy the slightly rounded angles of the room.
These incidents had made the memory of his last talk with Madame Olenska so vivid
to the young man that as the curtain fell on the parting of the two actors his eyes filled with tears, and he stood up to leave the theatre.
For about ten minutes it remained floating in the midst of luminous waves, for Ferguson continued to flash right down upon the throng his glowing sheaf of rays, which, here and there, marked out swift and vivid
sheets of light.
Venning, Miss Allan, the music, the light, the dark trees in the garden, the dawn,--as she walked they went surging round in her head, a tumultuous background from which the present moment, with its opportunity of doing exactly as she liked, sprung more wonderfully vivid
even than the night before.
To read one of his greater pastoral poems for the first time is like a day spent in a new country; the memory is crowded for a while with its precise and vivid
The atmosphere of precautions and recriminations, and in the midst a human body growing more vivid
because it was in pain; the end of that body in Hilton churchyard; the survival of something that suggested hope, vivid
in its turn against life's workaday cheerfulness;--all these were lost to Helen, who only felt that a pleasant lady could now be pleasant no longer.