The light burnt in the room behind him; and thus it was quite natural that his shadow
should fall on his opposite neighbor's wall.
But the one behind followed after him, so that immediately there were three runners, one after the other--namely, foremost the voluntary beggar, then Zarathustra, and thirdly, and hindmost, his shadow
. But not long had they run thus when Zarathustra became conscious of his folly, and shook off with one jerk all his irritation and detestation.
But he grew old - This knight so bold - And o'er his heart a shadow
Fell, as he found No spot of ground That looked like Eldorado.
"Do you mean to say you didn't feel that shadow
flying over us just now?" asked Ned.
"It's like the spirit of a shadow
, isn't it?" whispered Anne.
In dying, do they not rather waste away mournfully, rendering unto God, little by little, their existence, as these trees render up shadow
, exhausting their substance unto dissolution?
There's a fable of Grimm's about a man without a shadow
, a man who's lost his shadow
The voice came nearer, and now in the shadow
there was a faint glow of light, like the glow that gathers on the six-days' dead.
I was startled by a great patch of vivid scarlet on the ground, and going up to it found it to be a peculiar fungus, branched and corrugated like a foliaceous lichen, but deliquescing into slime at the touch; and then in the shadow
of some luxuriant ferns I came upon an unpleasant thing,--the dead body of a rabbit covered with shining flies, but still warm and with the head torn off.
"For-ever have the Mahars, who dwell beyond the Lidi Plains which lie at the farther rim of the Land of Awful Shadow
, taken heavy toll of our people, whom they either force into lifelong slavery or fatten for their feasts.
Beyond the shadow
of the ship, I watched the water-snakes: They moved in tracks of shining white, And when they reared, the elfish light Fell off in hoary flakes.
Everything was suffused with a soft, red glow in which he saw his shadow
projected in the road before him.