Clayton had erected a frail partition of boughs to divide their arboreal shelter
into two rooms--one for the girl and the other for Monsieur Thuran and himself.
Keeping now to the shelter
of the trees, he went forward another quarter of a mile.
They went on until they were beneath the shelter
of the thick jungle growth of trees, which kept off some of the pelting drops.
And in the shelter
of the hut, La paced to and fro beside the stoic ape-man.
I must remain where I am, with my traveling companion to look after me; and the guide must trust his pony to discover the nearest place of shelter
to which I can be removed.
The man turned, and rising, came toward the shelter
. His face was very handsome--the handsomest, thought D'Arnot, that he had ever seen.
Almost immediately I recognised them for what they were, the dark openings of caves entering the solid walls--possible avenues of escape or temporary shelter
, could we but reach them.
What pains we accordingly take, not only with our Food, and Clothing, and Shelter
, but with our beds, which are our night-clothes, robbing the nests and breasts of birds to prepare this shelter
within a shelter
, as the mole has its bed of grass and leaves at the end of its burrow!
Still, when obliged to bivouac on its bare surface, without any shelter
, and by a scanty fire of dry buffalo dung, they found the night blasts piercing cold.
The terrible sea, the frail boat, the storms, the suffering, the strangeness and isolation of the situation,--all that should have frightened a robust woman,--seemed to make no impression upon her who had known life only in its most sheltered
and consummately artificial aspects, and who was herself all fire and dew and mist, sublimated spirit, all that was soft and tender and clinging in woman.
The peasant girls working in the garden ran shrieking into shelter
in the servants' quarters.
There they were, running away into the night and the snow, seeking to find shelter
from the cold.