The countless dismal windows, vacant and forlorn, stared, sightless, from their marble walls; the whole sad city taking on the semblance of scattered mounds of dead men's sun-bleached skulls--the casements having the appearance of eyeless
sockets, the portals, grinning jaws.
I held out my hand, and the horrible, soft-spoken, eyeless
creature gripped it in a moment like a vise.
Or, to the unread, unsophisticated Protestant of the Middle American States, why does the passing mention of a White Friar or a White Nun, evoke such an eyeless
statue in the soul?
At least without any occurrences that seemed unusual to the youth or the ape; but to the little girl it was a constant nightmare of horrors for days and weeks, until she too became accustomed to gazing into the eyeless
sockets of death and to the feel of the icy wind of his shroud-like mantle.
But I was minded to know the assegai or the kerrie; nor would I perish more slowly beneath the knives of the tormentors, nor be parched by the pangs of thirst, or wander eyeless
to my end.
It was evident from their groping hands that they were eyeless
, and their sluggish movements suggested a rudimentary nervous system and a correspondingly minute brain.
No one has lived in the house, much less in the garden, for twenty-five years, and it is such a pretty old place that the people who might have lived here and did not, deliberately preferring the horrors of a flat in a town, must have belonged to that vast number of eyeless
and earless persons of whom the world seems chiefly composed.
Another, an eyeless
drone with no feelers, said that all brood-cells should be perfect circles, so as not to interfere with the grub or the workers.
She had sighted two sinister grey vessels, low in the water, and bald as bone, one closely following the other with the look of eyeless
beasts seeking their prey.
This book offers chapter-length analyses of six novels by five British writers associated with the British peace movement of the interwar period: Aldous HuxleyAEs Eyeless
in Gaza, Storm JamesonAEs Mirror in Darkness trilogy, Siegfried SassoonAEs Memoirs of George Sherston, Rose MacaulayAEs And No ManAEs Wit, and Virginia WoolfAEs The Years and Three Guineas.
mirrored masks showed up every now and then, too, right out of an early black-and-white sci-fi movie.
Each is going through major changes in this alternative world: Ollie is going on his first road trip away from the woods, complicated by his allergy to electricity, and Moritz -- a boy who is eyeless
and wears a pacemaker -- is choosing a new school and navigating adolescent relationships.