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  • The preacher, bending forward over the rails of the platform, and fastening his eyes upon the abashed faces of those on the "anxious seat" beneath him, borrowed an effect of druidical mystery from the wall of blackness about him, from the flickering reflections on the branches far above, from the cool night air which stirred across the clearing.

    - Harold Frederic, The Damnation of Theron Ware, ch. 22

    August 8, 2008

  • Ooh. Preeeettttty.

    August 8, 2008

  • US Railway Association, Standard Cipher Code, 1906: Railway telegraphers' shorthand for "Try to secure the documents".

    January 22, 2013