barking of a dog, a lost shout, the indistinct murmur of some nearer watercourse--mere phantoms of sound--made the silence more irritating.
The bright morning sun, therefore, shone on broad shoulders and well-developed busts, and on round and ruddy cheeks, that had ripened in the far-off
island, and had hardly yet grown paler or thinner in the atmosphere of New England.
The reader, who perhaps has never held much converse in the language of far-off
Lithuania, will be glad of the explanation that the place was the rear room of a saloon in that part of Chicago known as "back of the yards.
I quarrel not with far-off
foes, but with those who, neat at home, co-operate with, and do the bidding of, those far away, and without whom the latter would be harmless.
Think of a man's swinging dumbbells for his health, when those springs are bubbling up in far-off
pastures unsought by him!
It was wildly exhilarating to slide along the edge of the precipices, after this grisly fashion, and look straight down upon that far-off
valley which I was describing a while ago.
There was not even a zephyr stirring; the dead noonday heat had even stilled the songs of the birds; nature lay in a trance that was broken by no sound but the occasional far-off
hammering of a wood- pecker, and this seemed to render the pervading silence and sense of loneliness the more profound.
He would soon have been up with the hounds again, when the fatal accident happened; and hence he was between eager riders in advance, not troubling themselves about what happened behind them, and far-off
stragglers, who were as likely as not to pass quite aloof from the line of road in which Wildfire had fallen.
land may have bays, forelands, angles in and out to any number and extent; yet at a distance you see none of these (unless indeed your sun shines bright upon them revealing the projections and retirements by means of light and shade), nothing but a grey unbroken line upon the water.
Ripple would have gladly stayed to watch them longer, for she fancied low, sweet voices called her, and lovely faces seemed to look upon her as she passed; but higher up still, nearer to the sun, she saw a far-off
light, that glittered like a brilliant crimson star, and seemed to cast a rosy glow along the sky.
By the roadside there chanced to be an old beggar woman and two little beggar-children, stragglers from some far-off
region, who, as the carriage rolled onward, held out their hands and lifted up their doleful voices, most piteously beseeching charity.
For this was the homeward-bound fleet from the far-off
ends of the earth, and a Falmouth fruit-schooner, the smallest of them all, was heading the flight.