1] A small bay
in the East River below Corlear's Hook.
As we slowly advanced up the bay
, numerous canoes pushed off from the surrounding shores, and we were soon in the midst of quite a flotilla of them, their savage occupants struggling to get aboard of us, and jostling one another in their ineffectual attempts.
I will," she said vehemently, emphasizing the assurance by a plunge in the saddle that made the bay
Here, on the contrary, I have but to pick up what man has lost--and not only in Vigo Bay
, but in a thousand other ports where shipwrecks have happened, and which are marked on my submarine map.
These circumstances combine to give the leaders of the Hudson's Bay
Company a decided advantage over all the American companies that come within their range, so that any close competition with them is almost hopeless.
They were straitened on one side by the rivalry of the Hudson's Bay
Company; then they had no good post on the Pacific where they could receive supplies by sea for their establishments beyond the mountains; nor, if they had one, could they ship their furs thence to China, that great mart for peltries; the Chinese trade being comprised in the monopoly of the East India Company.
He roused the lagging bay
with another twitch; then, as if the mere sight of the house had let me too deeply into his confidence for any farther pretence of reserve, he went on slowly: "I've always set down the worst of mother's trouble to that.
The company was due at Marvis Bay
on the following evening for the last spasm of rehearsals.
Thus it was that, though he had put out upon the river but a short time subsequent to the girl, yet she had reached the bay
fully two hours ahead of him.
It was a merry party, and they had made a merry day of it, circling the bay
from San Francisco around by San Jose and up to Oakland, having been thrice arrested for speeding, the third time, however, on the Haywards stretch, running away with their captor.
He would make the valley and the bay
After a deal of work among the Greek fishermen of the Upper Bay
and rivers, where knives flashed at the beginning of trouble and men permitted themselves to be made prisoners only after a revolver was thrust in their faces, we hailed with delight an expedition to the Lower Bay
against the Chinese shrimp-catchers.
I remembered my skiff, lying idle and accumulating barnacles at the boat-wharf; I remembered the wind that blew every day on the bay
, the sunrises and sunsets I never saw; the bite of the salt air in my nostrils, the bite of the salt water on my flesh when I plunged overside; I remembered all the beauty and the wonder and the sense-delights of the world denied me.
According to my observations, we were just off Ram Head, and it was my intention to enter Plymouth Bay
and visit Plymouth.
Now the communications with Florida are difficult, while the coast of Texas offers the bay
of Galveston, which possesses a circumference of fourteen leagues, and is capable of containing the navies of the entire world