The day was heating fast, and the shadow in which he sat had retreated until it could not much longer protect him.
When he opened them again, the shadows within them had retreated just a bit.
That was the spot to which The Shadow had retreated.
The Shadow retreated backward into the dark shrubbery within the park.
Then The Shadow retreated to the darkness of the room next door.
The Shadow, in turn, had retreated close to the fringe of the crevasse.
Her dreams were more brightly colored than before, and the shadows, while still present, had retreated to a distance.
The Shadow retreated with the only object that might have betrayed his presence downstairs.
But about Gandalf there was always a light - and where he rode the shadow retreated.
Turning, The Shadow retreated to the rear of the store.