Perhaps even it would be nearer the truth to say that--without a word--he himself had cleared
This account cleared
up the otherwise unaccountable mystery, and showed that the landlord, after all, had had no idea of fooling me --but at the same time what could I think of a harpooneer who stayed out a Saturday night clean into the holy Sabbath, engaged in such a cannibal business as selling the heads of dead idolators?
yelled the seamen to Daggoo, but with one hand holding on to the heavy tackles, so that if the head should drop, he would still remain suspended; the negro having cleared
the foul line, rammed down the bucket into the now collapsed well, meaning that the buried harpooneer should grasp it, and so be hoisted out.
I gathered myself well together and with one determined leap cleared
both dike and bank.
There are a very few peasants settled in it, holding title from ancient times; and one of these was Antanas Rudkus, who had been reared himself, and had reared his children in turn, upon half a dozen acres of cleared
land in the midst of a wilderness.