Tess of the d'Urbervilles: Thomas Hardy (Open
"It is Stonehenge said
Clare. The heathen temple, you mean?
Yes. Older than the centuries; older
than the d'Urbervilles. Well, what shall
we do, darling? We may find shelter
further on. But Tess, really tired by
this time, flung herself upon an oblong
slab that lay close at hand, and was
sheltered from the wind by a pillar.
Owing to the action of the sun during
the preceding day, the stone was warm
and dry, in comforting contrast to the
rough and chill grass around, which had
damped her skirts and shoes I don't want
to go any further, Angel, she said
stretching out her hand for his. Can't
we bide here? I fear not. This spot is
visible for miles by day, although it
does not seem so now".