By the aid of the Casterbridge aurora, and by feeling with her hands, the woman selected two sticks from the heaps.
Behind the luminous streams of this aurora militaris, she could see the hue of Troy’s sword arm, spread in a scarlet haze over the space covered by its motions, like a twanged harpstring, and behind all Troy himself, mostly facing her; sometimes, to show the rear cuts, half turned away, his eye nevertheless always keenly measuring her breadth and outline, and his lips tightly closed in sustained effort.
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I saw an aurora while we were in Alaska.
One theory was that the devastation had been created by the Americans using something called HAARP (High Frequency Active Auroral Research Program) tech— nology, which causes huge waves under the ocean, thus flooding our land.