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The Pillar of Light

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All night long the great bell of the lighthouse, slung to a stout beam projecting seaward beneath the outer platform, had tolled its warning through the fog. The monotonous ticking of the clockwork attachment that governed it, the sharp and livelier click of the occulting hood's machinery, were the only sounds which alternated with its deep boom. The tremendous clang sent a thrill through the giant column itself and pealed away into the murky void with a tremolo of profound ...
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All night long the great bell of the lighthouse, slung to a stout beam projecting seaward beneath the outer platform, had tolled its warning through the fog. The monotonous ticking of the clockwork attachment that governed it, the sharp and livelier click of the occulting hood's machinery, were the only sounds which alternated with its deep boom. The tremendous clang sent a thrill through the giant column itself and pealed away into the murky void with a tremolo of profound diminutions.
Overhead, the magnificent lantern, its eight-ringed circle of flame burning at full pressure, illumined the drifting vapor with an intensity that seemed to be born of the sturdy granite pillar of which it was the fitting diadem. Hard and strong externally as the everlasting rock on which it stood,-replete within with burnished steel and polished brass, great cylinders and powerful pumps,-the lighthouse thrust its glowing torch beyond the reach of the most daring wave. Cold, dour, defiant it looked. Yet its superhuman eye sought to pierce the very heart of the fog, and the furnace-white glare, concentrated ten thousand-fold by the encircling hive of the dioptric lens, flung far into the gloom a silvery cloak of moon-like majesty.
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  • ISBN-13: 9781162775517
  • Publisher: Kessinger Publishing Company
  • Publication date: 9/10/2010
  • Pages: 348
  • Product dimensions: 9.00 (w) x 6.00 (h) x 0.72 (d)

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 8, 2013

    A cat

    It pads by and sat in front of the tree. It closed its eyes and pressed his nose to the tree.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 8, 2013

    Nightwing

    Spreads out his wings

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 8, 2013

    Starkit

    I created the white willow when dragonstar was telling us about how to deafet the darkness. I created the light bearer and the willow then because i thought we were going to take down the acual darkness!! I dont even care about you or what you do!! So pi<_>ss off!!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 8, 2013

    TO EVERYONE URGENT NOW!!!!

    Stop this!!! Starkit's rr made up this idea! You guys re being extremely rude and disrespectful!!! You stile her idea so you can get attention! I hate attention seekers!!! You guys dont have the right to steel the idea of the light bearer! Your being mean! And this isnt a cat speaking this ks the rper! A honest roleplayer who is getting annoyed at your selfishness and disreapect! If you want attention crate your own idea but dont steal the masterpeice that someone else created. Its called stealing and copying! And its wrong! these are the reasons why roleplaying has become to stink! You guys take credit and imppster for someone else's work and thats not fair! So stop!!!!!!!!!!!!!-A rper

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