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  • The streets were fully lighted when we left Black Tom's: street after street sparkling with gas or electricity, line after line of distant luminaries climbing the steep sides of hills towards the overvaulting darkness; and on the other hand, where the waters of the bay invisibly trembled, a hundred riding lanterns marked the position of a hundred ships.

    --Robert Louis Stevenson & Lloyd Osbourne, 1892, The Wrecker

    January 28, 2008