The west, too, was warm: no watery gleam chilled it...

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Irelia20150604

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The quotation comes from Jane Eyre Chapter 22

Quotation: It was not a bright or splendid summer evening, though fair and soft: the haymakers were at work all along the road; and the sky, though far from cloudless, was such as promised well for the future: its blue—where blue was visible—was mild and settled, and its cloud strata high and thin. The west, too, was warm: no watery gleam chilled it—it seemed as if there was a fire lit, an altar burning behind its screen of marbled vapor, and out of apertures shone a golden redness.

Context: It’s about six o’clock of a June evening
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Hi everyone! I don't quite understand the bold part. I interpret it as:

“The west” suggests “twilight”. It’s about six o’clock of a June evening, so the sun doesn’t completely sink below the horizon. So what the sentence portrays is the twilight piercing through moisture.

Hmm… I find I’m unable to future explain the picture. So I post the thread for help. :(
 
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