Full text: The waves

THE WAVES 
bedroom window. The blind stirred slightly, but all within was dim 
and unsubstantial. The birds sang their blank melody outside. 
“] see a ring,” said Bernard, ‘hanging above me. It 
quivers and hangs in a loop of light.” 
“J see a slab of pale yellow,” said Susan, spreading 
away until it meets a purple stripe.” 
«“T hear a sound,” said Rhoda, * cheep, chirp; cheep, 
chirp; going up and down.” 
“7 see a globe,” said Neville, ““ hanging down in a drop 
against the enormous flanks of some hill.” 
“J see a crimson tassel,” said Jinny, * twisted with gold 
threads.” 
“I hear something stamping,” said Louis. “A great 
beast’s foot is chained. It stamps, and stamps, and stamps.” 
“ Look at the spider’s web on the corner of the balcony,” 
said Bernard. “It has beads of water on it, drops of white 
light.” 
“ The leaves are gathered round the window like pointed 
ears,” said Susan. 
« A shadow falls on the path,” said Louis, “ like an elbow 
bent.” 
“ Islands of light are swimming on the grass,” said Rhoda. 
“They have fallen through the trees.” 
“The birds’ eyes are bright in the tunnels between the 
leaves.” said Neville. 
“The stalks are covercd with harsh, short hairs,” said 
Jinny, “and drops of water have stuck to them.” 
“A caterpillar is curled in a green ring,” said Susan, 
¢ notched with blunt feet.” 
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