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She learned, by listening, by asking, by observing also, how to know the signs that foretell wild weather: -- tremendous sunsets, scuddings and bridgings of cloud, -- sharpening and darkening of the sea-line, -- and the shriek of gulls flashing to land in level flight, out of a still transparent sky, -- and halos about the moon.
Chita: a Memory of Last Island Lafcadio Hearn 1877