But nothing could be done until the rainy season
had fairly set in; until the long-looked-for element that was to magically separate the gold from the dross in those dull mounds of dust and gravel had come of its own free will, and in its own appointed channels, independent of the feeble auxiliaries that had hopelessly riven the rocks on the hillside, or hung incomplete and unfinished in lofty scaffoldings above the settlement.
The rainy season
, which commences in October, continues, with little intermission, until April; and though the winters are generally mild, the mercury seldom sinking below the freezing point, yet the tempests of wind and rain are terrible.
Yet he adds, "They are not hardier than other people." But, probably, man did not live long on the earth without discovering the convenience which there is in a house, the domestic comforts, which phrase may have originally signified the satisfactions of the house more than of the family; though these must be extremely partial and occasional in those climates where the house is associated in our thoughts with winter or the rainy season
chiefly, and two thirds of the year, except for a parasol, is unnecessary.
This comes regularly about the month of July, or three weeks after the beginning of a rainy season
This happened to be the rainy season
at the islands, and the heavens had nearly the whole morning betokened one of those heavy showers which during this period so frequently occur.
Tarzan had recently brought his wife and infant son to London to escape the discomforts and dangers of the rainy season
upon their vast estate in Uziri--the land of the savage Waziri warriors whose broad African domains the ape-man had once ruled.
I have described the bare and open plains as supporting, during a few weeks after the rainy season
, a thin vegetation, which directly withers away and dries up: at this period the air appears to become quite poisonous; both natives and foreigners often being affected with violent fevers.
It was several weeks later that the explorations of Kurzon came to an end--a temporary end, for the rainy season
set in, when the tropics are unsuitable for white men.
The Greek and Latin historians do not speak favourably of it, and Strabo says it is very dangerous during the Etesian winds and in the rainy season
. The Arabian Edrisi portrays it under the name of the Gulf of Colzoum, and relates that vessels perished there in great numbers on the sandbanks and that no one would risk sailing in the night.
"It is a long march," replied Waziri, "and I am an old man, but if you will wait until the rainy season
is over and the rivers have gone down I will take some of my warriors and go with you."
Momaya shivered as from a cold wind of the rainy season
. No sign of life appeared about the cave, yet Momaya experienced that uncanny sensation as of unseen eyes regarding her malevolently.
Demmy, it's like the commencement of the rainy season