throbbing, the fires are put out, and the embers pale. The tired crew, one by one, drop asleep. Almost the last sound that breaks the stillness of the night comes from the sea-cunny's voice, as he retails his adventures, and goes over in bold picturesque terms the incidents of the morning.
A single lantern burns at the stern. A world of dark sea, and starry sky, and the shadowy, immense forms of islands brooding on the horizon lies about me. I am glad that there is no one to break in upon my solitude. For in the dusk and the silence strange
thoughts move through my mind ; thoughts that are luminous one instant, faint and dark the next ; revelations Af the firmament, and sudden lights into the dark places of the human spirit ; hints of a world plan, faint tremors of a Creators will, fading convictions of the destiny of life.
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