[April 28th 1916]
to a focus on the Eastern horizon and rendered visible by the illumination of the watery particles through which they passed. (Is this the accepted explanation?). But however produced the spectacle was a wonderful one. It was an inspiring sight to observe this broad shaft of light first diverging into the zenith then lost in the globes of mammillated cloud, then, bent by the watery particles from its true course, reappearing as a bright convergent gleam descending from the highest heavens to low down in the Eastern sky. So brilliant were these opposing beams that the sky was arched with lines of light; a sun might have been sinking both in the East and in the West or the dusk might have been in conflict with the dawn.