Le soir approchait.

The sentence “Le soir approchait” is translated here as “Evening is drawing on”. This is a mismatch of verb tenses.

These two sentences appear to be indirectly linked in Tatoeba by a sentence in Japanese #79050.

There is a direct translation in Tatoeba connecting “Le soir approchait” (Tatoeba sentence #4667699) with “Evening was drawing near” (Tatoeba sentence #324662) which is a much better match of the tenses.