every morning I walked out with my gun for two or three hours, if it did not rain
; then employed myself to work till about eleven o'clock; then eat what I had to live on; and from twelve to two I lay down to sleep, the weather being excessively hot; and then, in the evening, to work again.
The streaming rain
had already flung its white veil over all the distant forest and half the fields close by, and was rapidly swooping down upon the copse.
The very rain
, and sleet, and hail seem only Nature's useful servants when found doing their simple duties in the country; and the East Wind himself is nothing worse than a boisterous friend when we meet him between the hedge-rows.
was a mere trifle, and Anne was most sincere in preferring a walk with Mr Elliot.
"That is a pretty good joke," said the Reporter, laughing as well as he could in the strangling rain
- "a mule driver's prayer answered!"
As carefully as possible they descended this, the rain
continuing to fall, the wind to blow, the lightning to sizzle all about them and the thunder to boom in their ears.
"We only know that yesterday came a Rain
of Stones upon us, which did much damage and injured some of our people.
So cold, so cold--oh, that rain
last night!--and the strokes of the clock, the strokes I can't count, keep striking in my head
At about eleven o'clock, however, a few specks of small rain
upon the windows caught Catherine's watchful eye, and "Oh!
At night there was a very light shower of rain
: this was the first drop that had fallen since the heavy rain
of September 11th and 12th, which detained me a prisoner at the Baths of Cauquenes.
I should be sorrier still if I did not think that the rain
might be helping me."
Although the roads were miry, and the drizzling rain
came down harder than it had done yet, and although the mud and wet splashed in at the open windows of the carriage to such an extent that the discomfort was almost as great to the pair of insides as to the pair of outsides, still there was something in the motion, and the sense of being up and doing, which was so infinitely superior to being pent in a dull room, looking at the dull rain
dripping into a dull street, that they all agreed, on starting, that the change was a great improvement, and wondered how they could possibly have delayed making it as long as they had done.