The light was ebbing, and Eddie Willers could not distinguish the bum’s face.
She felt a bleak kind of relief, Her battling defiance ebbed into a strange, desolate feeling; she tried not to give way to it.
As the road came closer to his house, he noticed that his steps were slowing down and that something was ebbing away from his mood.
Then she found herself watching the light on the ties under her feet, watching it ebb slowly, trying to hold it, to keep seeing its fading glow, until she knew that the hint of a glow on the wood was no longer anything but moonlight.
He saw the eagerness of Mr. Thompson’s face ebb slowly under a look of bewilderment.
The siege of the gate appeared to be ebbing, as if the spine of the mob had been broken.
Then she swept down in its stead, to dive into the luminous funnel of beams-she saw a strip of cement flying at her face, she felt the jolt of the wheels stopping it in time, then the streak of her motion ebbing out and the plane being tamed to the safety of a car, as it taxied smoothly off the runway.
They were sitting quietly now, they were listening, but their eyes had an ebbing look of twilight, a look of fear in the process of being accepted as permanent, the look of raw wounds being dimmed by the veil of infection.