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.
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Most meteors come from rocks that are about the size of a pebble.
We were away from the city lights where meteors are easier to see.