56 LUMINOUS APPEARANCE
window of her sitting-room, a sight which she thought would greatly surprise and delight the children; but she waited awhile to see whether the unusual appearance was noticed by either of them.
Presently Edward looked up from his supper, which he was eating with a keen relish after their evening's ramble, and exclaimed, in a voice of astonishment and almost of alarm, " Mamma! Lewis! look ! the sea is all on fire !"
Lewis's wonder was as great as his brother's : " What could it be ?"
Edwards fear subsided when he had looked for a few moments on the beautiful scene ; at last he said, " Dear mamma, can there be any animals in the sea that give light in