I miss human society, even as you, my books, my bedsteads, and my side- boards
,--so let it be.
The Doctor began to wonder what they were going to make a bridge out of, and he gazed around to see if they had any boards
hidden any place.
She has lived practically on the tourist traffic attracted by her annual pageants of Parliaments, Boards
, Municipal Councils, etc.
In such a neighborhood as this, boards
and shingles, lime and bricks, are cheaper and more easily obtained than suitable caves, or whole logs, or bark in sufficient quantities, or even well-tempered clay or flat stones.
It went of itself, like all such boards
, by the mere force of inertia.
The women at the boards
near to her scrambled, first, to the hot iron to save the cloth, and then to her, while the forewoman hurried belligerently down the aisle.
On the day following Queequeg's signing the articles, word was given at all the inns where the ship's company were stopping, that their chests must be on board
before night, for there was no telling how soon the vessel might be sailing.
He followed modestly the last of the train which entered the hall, and, observing that the lower table scarce afforded room sufficient for the domestics of Cedric and the retinue of his guests, he withdrew to a settle placed beside and almost under one of the large chimneys, and seemed to employ himself in drying his garments, until the retreat of some one should make room at the board
, or the hospitality of the steward should supply him with refreshments in the place he had chosen apart.
I was among the number, but when after strolling about for some time we lighted a fire and sat down to enjoy the repast which we had brought with us, we were startled by a sudden and violent trembling of the island, while at the same moment those left upon the ship set up an outcry bidding us come on board
for our lives, since what we had taken for an island was nothing but the back of a sleeping whale.
A skiff covered with rich carpets and cushions of crimson velvet was immediately lowered into the water, and as Don Quixote stepped on board
of it, the leading galley fired her gangway gun, and the other galleys did the same; and as he mounted the starboard ladder the whole crew saluted him (as is the custom when a personage of distinction comes on board
a galley) by exclaiming "Hu, hu, hu," three times.
On the question of the monster there was no doubt in his mind, and he would not allow the existence of the animal to be disputed on board
But really, I don't see how, from the description you have, you will be able to recognise your man, even if he is on board
But there was also a psychological motive that made him extremely difficult to deal with on board
that iron clipper.
Captain Thorn was an honest, straighforward, but somewhat dry and dictatorial commander, who, having been nurtured in the system and discipline of a ship of war, and in a sacred opinion of the supremacy of the quarter-deck, was disposed to be absolute lord and master on board
of his ship.
We were to sail on the fifteenth of the month (June), weather permitting; and on the fourteenth, I went on board
to arrange some matters in my stateroom.