That evening a great dun-colored cloud banked
up in the west, and an anxious man was Goodwin Hawtayne, for a third part of his crew had been slain, and half the remainder were aboard the galleys, so that, with an injured ship, he was little fit to meet such a storm as sweeps over those waters.
Abbey was a great friend of father's and he'd always banked
Against his fire, banked
from outer cold by a shelter-wall of spruce-boughs, he crouched long hours in sleep and long hours in waking.
At Mendoza, on the eastern foot of the Andes, the climate is said to be subject to long calms, and to frequent though false appearances of gathering rain-storms: we may imagine that the wind, which coming from the eastward is thus banked
up by the line of mountains, would become stagnant and irregular in its movements.
Perhaps the weather was to blame, being grey and banked
high with weary clouds.