But from the clouds of earth that lie Beneath the foot of tall Ma-wei No signs of her dim form appear, Only the place of death is here.
Borne aloft Upon the clouds, on ether charioted, He flies with speed of lightning.
"The clouds are dangerous for us; they contain opposing currents which might catch us in their eddies, and lightnings that might set on fire.
However, the huge dome of clouds visibly descended, and the darkness became profound.
The air was at its utmost clearness and except to the south and south-west there was not a cloud in the sky.
The airships chi6fly engaged his attention, and he knew at once it was three of these he had seen on the previous night, taking advantage of the cloud welkin to manoeuvre unobserved.
It is not the thickness of the fog; it is rather a contraction of the horizon, a mysterious veiling of the shores with clouds that seem to make a low-vaulted dungeon around the running ship.
Thus would the mate's voice repeat the thought of the master, both gazing ahead, while under their feet the ship rushes at some twelve knots in the direction of the lee shore; and only a couple of miles in front of her swinging and dripping jib-boom, carried naked with an upward slant like a spear, a gray horizon closes the view with a multitude of waves surging upwards violently as if to strike at the stooping clouds.
Rather will I sit in a tub under a closed heaven, rather will I sit in the abyss without heaven, than see thee, thou luminous heaven, tainted with passing clouds
All that night she hurtled through the dark beneath the clouds
, or rose to race through the moonlit void beneath the glory of Barsoom's two satellites.
are practically unknown in the skies of Pellucidar.
In that brief interval of time the storm clouds
had moved on, covering the sun so completely that it was dark as an eclipse.