The green meadows were not inviting, the grass was dripping, the flowers closed and heavy, the river red and drumly.
For the boy came back to Tommy when he heard the drumly singing; it was as if he had suddenly seen his mother looking young again.
Far west, into the drizzling night the river lamps stretched, showing the drumly water of the highway of the world.
For her sake, as it seemed to him now, he had flung himself into the black waters of the drumly.
They had fished the drumly many a time without it, and this was to be another such day as those of old.
But on looking down I saw the Airey in his own channel—almost as drumly as the mire-burn—vulgarly called road—I was plashing up.