beneath a sky repossessed by the tranquil splendour of the moon.
She began to cut the pages of a novel, tranquilly studying her prey through downcast lashes while she organized a method of attack.
In reality, her thoughts were finding definite utterance in the tranquil recapitulation of the blessings in store for her.
The fragrance of the late blossoms seemed an emanation of the tranquil scene, a landscape tutored to the last degree of rural elegance.
She had risen, and stood before him in a kind of clouded majesty, like some deposed princess moving tranquilly to exile.
They had never been at peace together, they two; and now he felt himself drawn downward into the strange mysterious depths of her tranquillity.
The stroll soon resolved itself into a tranquil session on a bench overhung with laurel and Banksian roses, from which they caught a dazzle of blue sea between marble balusters, and the fiery shafts of cactus-blossoms shooting meteor-like from the rock.
Gerty, strangely tranquil too, with the conscious self-control of one who has ministered to much pain, stood by the bed, speaking gently, as if transmitting a final message.
Her real self had lain warm on his heart but a few hours earlier—what had he to do with this estranged and tranquil face which, for the first time, neither paled nor brightened at his coming?
The green-shaded lamps made tranquil circles of light in the gathering dusk, a little fire flickered on the hearth, and Selden’s easy-chair, which stood near it, had been pushed aside when he rose to admit her.