was gone, and she was her natural self again, vibrant with the instinctive fear of things unseen.
Some close observers, indeed, detected a feverish flush and alternate paleness of countenance, with corresponding flow and revulsion of spirits, and once or twice a painful and helpless betrayal of lassitude
, as if she were on the point of sinking to the ground.
the weather, neither too warm nor too cold, but of that happy temperature which stirs the blood, without bringing the lassitude
She pulled a basket containing balls of differently colored wools and a pair of stockings which needed darning towards her, and began to set her fingers to work; while her mind, reflecting the lassitude
of her body, went on perversely, conjuring up visions of solitude and quiet, and she pictured herself laying aside her knitting and walking out on to the down, and hearing nothing but the sheep cropping the grass close to the roots, while the shadows of the little trees moved very slightly this way and that in the moonlight, as the breeze went through them.
But the blank stretches in his thinking process began to come more frequently, and he surrendered to the delightful lassitude
that was creeping over him.