His tongue, indeed, was a magic instrument: sometimes it rumbled like the thunder
; sometimes it warbled like the sweetest music.
There was then a profound silence, as if the thunder
had withdrawn into itself.
Drenched with the pelting rain, confused by the deafening thunder
, and bewildered by the glare of the forked lightning, they would have passed a solitary house without being aware of its vicinity, had not a man, who was standing at the door, called lustily to them to enter.
The husband, who knew that it had neither rained nor thundered
in the night, was convinced that the parrot was not speaking the truth, so he took him out of the cage and threw him so roughly on the ground that he killed him.
, and bright flashes of lightning now and again shot across the sky, turning it into a sea of fire.
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.
Skies the most effulgent but basket the deadliest thunders
: gorgeous Cuba knows tornadoes that never swept tame northern lands.
And through the two of them heat took hold on the dark-blue sea, through the thunder
and lightning, and through the fire from the monster, and the scorching winds and blazing thunderbolt.
He was preparing to ascend a steep staircase, or rather ladder, leading to another floor of warehouses above: when a bright flash of lightning streamed down the aperture, and a peal of thunder
followed, which shook the crazy building to its centre.
boomed, the lightning glared, the storm-winds raged, the deluge poured down.
A monstrous tripod, higher than many houses, striding over the young pine trees, and smashing them aside in its career; a walking engine of glittering metal, striding now across the heather; articulate ropes of steel dangling from it, and the clattering tumult of its passage mingling with the riot of the thunder
. A flash, and it came out vividly, heeling over one way with two feet in the air, to vanish and reappear almost instantly as it seemed, with the next flash, a hundred yards nearer.
And oft have I longed to pin them fast with the jagged gold-wires of lightning, that I might, like the thunder
, beat the drum upon their kettle- bellies:--