All these, however, were mere terrors of the night, phantoms of the mind that walk in darkness; and though he had seen many spectres in his time, and been more than once beset by Satan in divers shapes, in his lonely perambulations, yet daylight put an end to all these evils; and he would have passed a pleasant life of it, in despite of the Devil and all his works, if his path had not been crossed
by a being that causes more perplexity to mortal man than ghosts, goblins, and the whole race of witches put together, and that was--a woman.
The path soon led deeper into the woodland, and crossed
more than one brook, the approach to which was rendered perilous by the marshes through which it flowed; but the stranger seemed to know, as if by instinct, the soundest ground and the safest points of passage; and by dint of caution and attention, brought the party safely into a wilder avenue than any they had yet seen; and, pointing to a large low irregular building at the upper extremity, he said to the Prior,
Pigling's mind that if HE had asked for a lift, too, he might still have been in time for market.
Yes," she answered, "but it is two hundred miles north of us; it is one of the waterways we crossed
on the trip to Thark.
When I asked him if he knew Count Dracula, and could tell me anything of his castle, both he and his wife crossed
themselves, and, saying that they knew nothing at all, simply refused to speak further.
He passed along the same corridor as before, crossed
one court, then a second side of a building; at length, at the gate of the entrance court he found a carriage surrounded by four guards on horseback.
D'Artagnan, I ask your pardon for having yesterday crossed
swords with you; Aramis does the same to Porthos; now hate me if you can; but for my own part, I shall ever, even if you do hate me, retain esteem and friendship for you.
I awoke, however, as soon as we crossed
the borders of the pleasant land of Beulah.