The first sound that told of life and movement revealed
the mechanical movement of the clock.
As against the view that introspection reveals
a mental world radically different from sensations, I propose to argue that thoughts, beliefs, desires, pleasures, pains and emotions are all built up out of sensations and images alone, and that there is reason to think that images do not differ from sensations in their intrinsic character.
And just as the conclusions of the astronomers would have been vain and uncertain if not founded on observations of the seen heavens, in relation to a single meridian and a single horizon, so would my conclusions be vain and uncertain if not founded on that conception of right, which has been and will be always alike for all men, which has been revealed
to me as a Christian, and which can always be trusted in my soul.
We shall therefore very minutely lay open those previous matters by which it was produced; and for that purpose we shall be obliged to reveal
all the secrets of a little family with which my reader is at present entirely unacquainted; and of which the oeconomy was so rare and extraordinary, that I fear it will shock the utmost credulity of many married persons.
His body was taken out of the Seine in the disguise which I have described, nothing being found on him which revealed
his name, his rank, or his place of abode.
At the same time nature revealed
herself to me through him with an intimacy she had not hitherto shown me.
The pale light which revealed
her to me quivered, sunk, vanished.
Dimmesdale noted all these minute particulars, even while firmly convinced that the doom of his existence was stealing onward, in the footsteps which he now heard; and that the gleam of the lantern would fall upon him in a few moments more, and reveal
his long-hidden secret.
Mugambi's savage imagination was filled with visions of the spirits of departed friends and enemies, for only to the machinations of such as these could he attribute the disappearance of his pouch and knob-stick in the first excitement of the discovery of their loss; but later and more careful investigation, such as his woodcraft made possible, revealed
indisputable evidence of a more material explanation than his excited fancy and superstition had at first led him to accept.
The lights were on again and in their glow there was revealed
to the man the figure of a giant Martian rat crouching upon the table and gnawing upon his arm.
The darkness lasted two hours longer; then by degrees a cold light crept through the Venetian blinds, until at length it revealed
the objects in the room.
One thing he continually realized as he read that book: the joy, hitherto unknown to him, of believing in the possibility of attaining perfection, and in the possibility of active brotherly love among men, which Joseph Alexeevich had revealed