The milk he had sucked with his first flickering
life, was milk transformed directly from meat, and now, at a month old, when his eyes had been open for but a week, he was beginning himself to eat meat--meat half-digested by the she-wolf and disgorged for the five growing cubs that already made too great demand upon her breast.
Evidently the savages were once more attempting to work up their flickering courage to a point that would permit them to make another invasion of the hut, for now and then came a savage yell, such as the warriors give to bolster up their bravery upon the field of battle.
The leaping savages, the flickering firelight playing upon their painted bodies, circled about the victim at the stake.
The waif-pole was thrust upright into the dead whale's spout-hole; and the lantern hanging from its top, cast a troubled flickering
glare upon the black, glossy back, and far out upon the midnight waves, which gently chafed the whale's broad flank, like soft surf upon a beach.
But now, in the autumnal twilight, illuminated by the flickering
blaze of the wood-fire, they looked at the old chair, and thought that it had never before worn such an interesting aspect.
It was like any other cavern of the mountains, though wonderful for the number of crystal formations on the root and walls--formations that sparkled like a million diamonds in the flickering
Before he extinguished the single candle he had brought with him for the purpose, and the flickering
light of which had cast the first alleviating rays into the impenetrable darkness of the buried chamber, that it had known for the countless ages since it had lain forgotten of man, Tarzan's mind reverted to that first occasion upon which he had entered the treasure vault, coming upon it by chance as he fled from the pits beneath the temple, where he had been hidden by La, the High Priestess of the Sun Worshipers.
I think I shall never hear Elizabeth's voice again, never look into her eyes, never kiss her dear lips--but Elizabeth is still mine, and I am hers, as in that morning when we kissed in that little chancel amid the flickering
light, and passed out into the sun and down the lanes, to our little home among the meadow-sweet.
A little because of the sharp pain in his legs, a little because of fright at finding himself alone in the darkness of the field, the Marionette was about to faint, when he saw a tiny Glowworm flickering
The only light was the flickering
rays of our own lamps, in which the steam from our hard-driven horses rose in a white cloud.
The fresh air that had come in through the open door made it easier to breathe, but the rushing sound overhead grew louder, and as I looked upward through the bars of my empty rack I saw a red light flickering
on the wall.
The globe of the lamp appeared of a reddish hue, and the flame, brightening before it expired, threw out the last flickerings
which in an inanimate object have been so often compared with the convulsions of a human creature in its final agonies.