Yet all seemed cheerless; for the heart of Paralus was desolate.
He was ashamed to be there—ashamed to meet the desolate and, as he believed, erring sister.
And how desolate was its abandonment, what a stream of silence and solitude it was!
To the cast and north of our hill was an expanse of rolling, desolate wilderness.
All my plans for my work and my life assumed the most ...