1 At dark passed into Archipelago.
2 She appeared to be looking over at our own seat, whereon was a dark figure seated alone.
3 Each moment I expected to see the glare of lamps through the blackness; but all was dark.
4 There were dark, rolling clouds overhead, and in the air the heavy, oppressive sense of thunder.
5 It was on the dark side of twilight when we got to Bistritz, which is a very interesting old place.
6 I went through the door in the corner and down the winding stair and along the dark passage to the old chapel.
7 I descended, minding carefully where I went, for the stairs were dark, being only lit by loopholes in the heavy masonry.
8 At the bottom there was a dark, tunnel-like passage, through which came a deathly, sickly odour, the odour of old earth newly turned.
9 Of bell or knocker there was no sign; through these frowning walls and dark window openings it was not likely that my voice could penetrate.
10 As I stood, the driver jumped again into his seat and shook the reins; the horses started forward, and trap and all disappeared down one of the dark openings.
11 Two were dark, and had high aquiline noses, like the Count, and great dark, piercing eyes that seemed to be almost red when contrasted with the pale yellow moon.
12 In the gloom the courtyard looked of considerable size, and as several dark ways led from it under great round arches, it perhaps seemed bigger than it really is.
13 When it grew dark there seemed to be some excitement amongst the passengers, and they kept speaking to him, one after the other, as though urging him to further speed.
14 Whilst I was placing them in order I heard a rattling of china and silver in the next room, and as I passed through, noticed that the table had been cleared and the lamp lit, for it was by this time deep into the dark.
15 The coming of the cloud was too quick for me to see much, for shadow shut down on light almost immediately; but it seemed to me as though something dark stood behind the seat where the white figure shone, and bent over it.
16 As the evening fell it began to get very cold, and the growing twilight seemed to merge into one dark mistiness the gloom of the trees, oak, beech, and pine, though in the valleys which ran deep between the spurs of the hills, as we ascended through the Pass, the dark firs stood out here and there against the background of late-lying snow.
17 There lay the Count, but looking as if his youth had been half renewed, for the white hair and moustache were changed to dark iron-grey; the cheeks were fuller, and the white skin seemed ruby-red underneath; the mouth was redder than ever, for on the lips were gouts of fresh blood, which trickled from the corners of the mouth and ran over the chin and neck.
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