Now and then he would see a thin fin, like a big shark's fin, drifting along close to shore, and he knew that that was the Killer Whale, the Grampus, who eats young seals when he can get them; and Kotick would head for the beach like an arrow, and the fin would jig off slowly, as if it were looking for nothing at all.
So they went on very slowly, past Sea Lion's Neck, past Webster House, till they came to the Salt House just beyond the sight of the seals on the beach.
The boat, which I judged a small skiff from the quick stroke of the oars, was landing in the mud about fifty yards up the beach.
This helped me, for, under the shield of his noise and making no more myself than necessary, I managed to cover fifty feet by the time he had made the beach.
High up on the beach of the second cove from ours, we discovered the splintered wreck of a boat--a sealer's boat, for the rowlocks were bound in sennit, a gun-rack was on the starboard side of the bow, and in white letters was faintly visible Gazelle No.
They got away," I said cheerfully; but I felt a sinking at the heart and seemed to divine the presence of bleached bones somewhere on that beach.
Then I stopped once more, for the crawling multitude of crabs had disappeared, and the red beach
, save for its livid green liverworts and lichens, seemed lifeless.
The man upon me held me down awkwardly, leaving me many openings--one of which I was not slow in taking advantage of, so that almost before the fellow knew that I was awake I was upon my feet with my arms over his shoulders and about his waist and had hurled him heavily over my head to the hard rubble of the beach
, where he lay quite still.
At my right the side of the canyon continued to the water's edge, the valley lying to my left, and the foot of it running gradually into the sea, where it formed a broad level beach
An' I'm not goin' to leave this beach
until he comes back.
By noon of the next day the fruit would be heaped up in stacks on the beach
, in readiness for the boats which he then intended to bring into the bay.
The Jessie was blotted out, and a strange ominous sound arose as multitudinous wavelets struck foaming on the beach
Dag Daughtry stood up and turned carelessly along the beach
Yesterday, on the beach
at Waikiki, a stranger spoke to me.
Sing Lee, the noonday meal having been disposed of, set forth with rod, string and bait to snare gulls upon the beach