The sea stretched away to the south-west, to rise into a sharp bright horizon against the wan sky
. There were no breakers and no waves, for not a breath of wind was stirring.
On the morrow the horizon was covered with clouds-- a thick and impenetrable curtain between earth and sky
, which unhappily extended as far as the Rocky Mountains.
The silvered mountains in the distance, the almost stationary moon hanging in the sky
, the cacti-studded valley below me were not of Mars.
I became aware of him as a seated figure in soot-smudged shirt sleeves, and with his upturned, clean- shaven face staring at a faint flickering that danced over the sky
. The sky
was what is called a mackerel sky--rows and rows of faint down-plumes of cloud, just tinted with the midsummer sunset.
"Gentiles and kings thy light shall view, And shall admire and love thee too; They come, like clouds across the sky
, As doves that to their windows fly."
Carter Druse grew pale; he shook in every limb, turned faint, and saw the statuesque group before him as black figures, rising, falling, moving unsteadily in arcs of circles in a fiery sky
. His hand fell away from his weapon, his head slowly dropped until his face rested on the leaves in which he lay.
The moving Moon went up the sky
, And no where did abide: Softly she was going up, And a star or two beside.
Gray clouds chased one another across the sky
. Then the wind dropped, and the sea was calm and blue.
She clapped her hands and murmured, `Blue sky
, blue eyes,' as if it amused her.
Then, stealing silently away, she glided up through foam and spray, till, through the parting clouds, the sunlight shone upon her from the tranquil sky
; and, guided by the mournful sound, she floated on, till, close before her on the beach, she saw a woman stretching forth her arms, and with a sad, imploring voice praying the restless sea to give her back the little child it had so cruelly borne away.
Above him there was now nothing but the sky- the lofty sky
, not clear yet still immeasurably lofty, with gray clouds gliding slowly across it.
The daylight, the trailing glory of the sun, went streaming out of the sky
, was drawn aside like some luminous curtain, and at last I looked into the blue gulf of immensity which the sunshine hides, and saw the floating hosts of the stars.