And yet, believing this with absolute conviction, they somehow lacked the nerve to rush the frail wraith
of a man with the white skin and escape from the charnel house by the whale-boats.
Hammerfield," as Ernest once said, "has succeeded in modifying his metaphysics so as to give God's sanction to the Iron Heel, and also to include much worship of beauty and to reduce to an invisible wraith
the gaseous vertebrate described by Haeckel--the difference between Dr.
He did not give the complacent wraith
any name, but he took her for his heroine and grew quite fond of her, as well he might, for he gifted her with every gift and grace under the sun, and escorted her, unscathed, through trials which would have annihilated any mortal woman.
ISMENE Thy angry wraith
, when at thy tomb they stand.
There, within the mighty sanctuary, Latona and Diana healed him and made him glorious to behold, while Apollo of the silver bow fashioned a wraith
in the likeness of Aeneas, and armed as he was.
Then the wheels of memory slipped ahead through four years of time, and he was aware of the present, of the books he had opened and the universe he had won from their pages, of his dreams and ambitions, and of his love for a pale wraith
of a girl, sensitive and sheltered and ethereal, who would die of horror did she witness but one moment of what he had just lived through - one moment of all the muck of life through which he had waded.
He tossed upon his bed of grasses, sleepless, for an hour and then he rose, noiseless as a wraith
, and while the Waziri's back was turned, vaulted the boma wall in the face of the flaming eyes, swung silently into a great tree and was gone.
"Forasmuch as it is ordained of God that all flesh hath spirit and thereby taketh on spiritual powers, so, also, the spirit hath powers of the flesh, even when it is gone out of the flesh and liveth as a thing apart, as many a violence performed by wraith
and lemure sheweth.
And leap by leap, like some pale frost wraith
, the snowshoe rabbit flashed on ahead.
My breath was coming in quick, short gasps, cold sweat stood out from every pore of my body, and the ancient experiment of pinching revealed the fact that I was anything other than a wraith
"I heard her singing, her or her wraith
," he swore afterwards.
The last miles into Selkirk, Daylight drove the Indian before him, a hollow-cheeked, gaunt-eyed wraith
of a man who else would have lain down and slept or abandoned his burden of mail.