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nyctophobia, scotophobia.
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Only make a little darkness -- only the littlest little darkness, mind, and cease with that.
I opened the door of the coal cellar, and stood there in the darkness staring at the faintly lit doorway into the kitchen, and listen- ing.
It was closed, but having tampered with its lock also, I easily entered and despite the black darkness soon stood by the side of her bed.
So, for years, the Owls slept their happy sleep by day, and found their comfortable meal when darkness fell.
Hence the necessity of dispelling the darkness. However desirous Barbicane might be to husband the gas, the reserve of which was small, he was obliged to ask from it a fictitious light, an expensive brilliancy which the sun then refused.
Besides this, the unbroken darkness had had a distressing effect upon my eyes.
Then through the darkness I could see a sort of patch of grey light ahead of us,as though there were a cleft in the hills.
To the noise and horror of battle the mystery of darkness is added.
"Some one who has been with you through all your hours of sin and trouble--who has known every thought you have had--has seen where you went, where you lay down and rose up again, and all the deeds you have tried to hide in darkness. And on Monday, when I can't follow you--when my arms can't reach you--when death has parted us--He who is with us now, and knows all, will be with you then.
Yes, deep darkness shall cover the earth, and it shall be for a sign that Ignosi is indeed king of the Kukuanas.
In the darkness in the hallway by the door the sick woman arose and started again toward her own room.
Here the way was through utter darkness. The stream was narrow--so narrow that in the blackness I was constantly bumping first one rock wall and then another as the river wound hither and thither along its flinty bed.