The sangar at first fell into the hands of the Russians, but they were soon ejected, and small British detachments reoccupied and held it, while the various Russian attacks flowed up and past it and ebbed back into the Quarry Ravine.
The fire ebbed to glowing coals in the silent old building and she snuggled against him.
Slowly the strength ebbed from her body and reading became a chore.
During the summer his fortunes ebbed, and he was soon superseded by his kinsman Owen Roe O'Neill, who returned from military service abroad at the end of July.
Here his strength rapidly ebbed away, but his mental faculties remained brilliant to the last.