Sometimes I rode north to the big prairie-dog town to watch the brown earth-owls fly home in the late afternoon
and go down to their nests underground with the dogs.
I stepped out of the door into the slumberous heat of the late afternoon
, and walking past the main entrance--locked again, I noticed-- turned the corner of the wall
It was late afternoon
, after discovering the girl in the lazarette, when Jerry again came on deck.
So it was late afternoon
when he again greeted Ned, who, meanwhile, had been kept very busy.
One late afternoon
, in the village, a great uproar arose.
Morrison had said long ago that she lived in Berkeley, and she had been headed that way in the late afternoon
of the previous Sunday--evidently returning home.
And here was dear old Hayslope at last, sleeping, on the hill, like a quiet old place as it was, in the late afternoon
sunlight, and opposite to it the great shoulders of the Binton Hills, below them the purplish blackness of the hanging woods, and at last the pale front of the Abbey, looking out from among the oaks of the Chase, as if anxious for the heir's return.
Without a movement, without a sound, in the profound silence and the languor of the late afternoon
, some invisible messenger of fate touched with unsealing finger the eyes of his consciousness - whispered into the ear of his spirit the mysterious awakening word which no human lips ever have spoken, no human memory ever has recalled.
And yet again, for irregular periods, he would disappear through the heart of each day, from early morning until late afternoon
. At such times he came early and remained late.
It was warm for September, and the late afternoon
had been very foggy; but a full moon had in part lessened the fog and transformed the harbor and the gulf and the surrounding shores into a strange, fantastic, unreal world of pale silver mist, through which everything loomed phantom-like.
Joan had gone exploring Pari-Sulay, and was not to be expected back until the late afternoon
. Sheldon was vaguely oppressed by his loneliness, and several heavy squalls during the afternoon brought him frequently on to the veranda, telescope in hand, to scan the sea anxiously for the whale-boat.
His late afternoon
calls on Ruth were rarer now, for June was approaching, when she would take her degree and finish with the university.