*The crown of the rock was encumbered by low clouds and a crowd of puffins.
*He took his frigid feet as a sign he had long overstayed his welcome in the shady nook.
*Caressed by the ever-present breeze, his feet carried him to places he could not have expected, even as he wished he had.
*The refrigerator laid ice cubes four at a time, and Mary grew tired of the private joke she replayed in her mind when they fell, clattering.
*He wondered fruitlessly if her claim that it was different this time around was only a feint, though he knew it to be genuine.