As a ruler, the East Wind
has a remarkable stability; as an invader of the high latitudes lying under the tumultuous sway of his great brother, the Wind of the West, he is extremely difficult to dislodge, by the reason of his cold craftiness and profound duplicity.
You were a good deal cut up yourself, Tom, two weeks ago, when those young ladies left your hothouse door open, with a frosty east wind
blowing right in; you said it killed a good many of your plants.
A terrific east wind
swept away the groups of clouds which had been so long gathering, and at night the semi-disc of the orb of night rode majestically amid the soft constellations of the sky.
Even when the east wind
sang in minor and the sea was dead and gray, hints of sunshine seemed to be lurking all about it.
Now and then during the night horses had galloped at a smart pace over the Buytenhof, the heavy tramp of the patrols had resounded from the pavement, and the slow matches of the arquebuses, flaring in the east wind
, had thrown up at intervals a sudden glare as far as to the panes of his window.
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.
But even when the East wind
came, at three o'clock that afternoon, the dog could not catch the smell of snuff.
All the way to Russian Peter's we were extravagantly happy, but when we turned back--it must have been about four o'clock-- the east wind
grew stronger and began to howl; the sun lost its heartening power and the sky became grey and sombre.
He forgot the cold east wind
which blew in his face, bringing with it little puffs of damp grey mist.
Then the east wind
and the west wind came, and said they too had not seen it, but the south wind said, 'I have seen the white dove--he has fled to the Red Sea, and is changed once more into a lion, for the seven years are passed away, and there he is fighting with a dragon; and the dragon is an enchanted princess, who seeks to separate him from you.
Also the strong east wind
was helping forward enormous flocks of birds, most of them pigeons with white cowls.
They seem to keep a specially cutting east wind
, waiting for me, when I go to bathe in the early morning; and they pick out all the three-cornered stones, and put them on the top, and they sharpen up the rocks and cover the points over with a bit of sand so that I can't see them, and they take the sea and put it two miles out, so that I have to huddle myself up in my arms and hop, shivering, through six inches of water.