But there was a difference, for beneath Rhett’s seeming lightness there was something malicious, almost sinister in its suave brutality.
The hot nights brought a measure of quiet but it was a sinister quiet.
But, fight the Yankees till the fields were blue with dead, there were always more Yankees, fresh Yankees; there was always that sinister southeast curving of the blue lines toward the Confederate rear, toward the railroad—and toward Atlanta!
To Scarlett, mad to hear from Tara, yet trying to keep up a brave face, it seemed an eternity since the siege began, seemed as though she had always lived with the sound of cannon in her ears until this sinister quiet had fallen.
And, above the ruined town, the buzzards splotched the wintry sky with graceful, sinister bodies.
There was about his movements the same pagan freedom and leashed power Scarlett had noted that night Atlanta fell, something sinister and a little frightening.
Scarlett had always feared them, even the mildest cow seemed sinister to her, but this was no time to truckle to small fears when great ones crowded so thick upon her.
There was something sinister about this camp with its ugly shacks, something which had not been here when Hugh Elsing had it.
At their edges rose the virgin forests, dark and cool even in the hottest noons, mysterious, a little sinister, the soughing pines seeming to wait with an age-old patience, to threaten with soft sighs: "Be careful!
The stillness that greeted her seemed even more sinister this morning than on any of the mornings of the queer quiet week preceding it.
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