The Man Who Laughs VICTOR HUGO BOOK 2 CHAPTER 8 Đây là một tác phẩm anh ngữ nổi tiếng với những từ vựng nâng cao chuyên ngành văn chương. Nhằm giúp các bạn yêu thich tiếng anh luyện tập và củng cố thêm kỹ năng đọc tiếng anh . | The Man Who Laughs VICTOR HUGO BOOK 2 CHAPTER 8 Nix et Nox The characteristic of the snowstorm is its blackness. Nature s habitual aspect during a storm the earth or sea black and the sky pale is reversed the sky is black the ocean white foam below darkness above a horizon walled in with smoke a zenith roofed with crape. The tempest resembles a cathedral hung with mourning but no light in that cathedral no phantom lights on the crests of the waves no spark no phosphorescence naught but a huge shadow. The polar cyclone differs from the tropical cyclone inasmuch as the one sets fire to every light and the other extinguishes them all. The world is suddenly converted into the arched vault of a cave. Out of the night falls a dust of pale spots which hesitate between sky and sea. These spots which are flakes of snow slip wander and flow. It is like the tears of a winding-sheet putting themselves into lifelike motion. A mad wind mingles with this dissemination. Blackness crumbling into whiteness the furious into the obscure all the tumult of which the sepulchre is capable a whirlwind under a catafalque--such is the snowstorm. Underneath trembles the ocean forming and re-forming over portentous unknown depths. In the polar wind which is electrical the flakes turn suddenly into hailstones and the air becomes filled with projectiles the water crackles shot with grape. No thunderstrokes the lightning of boreal storms is silent. What is sometimes said of the cat it swears may be applied to this lightning. It is a menace proceeding from a mouth half open and strangely inexorable. The snowstorm is a storm blind and dumb when it has passed the ships also are often blind and the sailors dumb. To escape from such an abyss is difficult. It would be wrong however to believe shipwreck to be absolutely inevitable. The Danish fishermen of Disco and the Balesin the seekers of black whales Hearn steering towards Behring Strait to discover the mouth of Coppermine River Hudson Mackenzie .

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