It is the quietest of seas; its currents
are broad and slow, it has medium tides, and abundant rain.
They floated along with the current
throughout the night, taking turns to watch and steer.
of the Sound rushed along just below it, with wildly grown trees drooping their branches into its waves.
Patient of toil, not to be disheartened by impediments and disappointments, fertile in expedients, and versed in every mode of humoring and conquering the wayward current
, they would ply every exertion, sometimes in the boat, sometimes on shore, sometimes in the water, however cold; always alert, always in good humor; and, should they at any time flag or grow weary, one of their popular songs, chanted by a veteran oarsman, and responded to in chorus, acted as a never- failing restorative.
In the awful stench of these frightful charnel isles haggard maniacs screamed and gibbered and fought among the torn remnants of their grisly feasts; while on those which contained but clean-picked bones they battled with one another, the weaker furnishing sustenance for the stronger; or with clawlike hands clutched at the bloated bodies that drifted down with the current
The logs which bore them floated in the middle of the stream and were held fast in that position by the strong current
After Jane Clayton, with rifle levelled at the breast of Rokoff, had succeeded in holding him off until the dugout in which she had taken refuge had drifted out upon the bosom of the Ugambi beyond the man's reach, she had lost no time in paddling to the swiftest sweep of the channel, nor did she for long days and weary nights cease to hold her craft to the most rapidly moving part of the river, except when during the hottest hours of the day she had been wont to drift as the current
would take her, lying prone in the bottom of the canoe, her face sheltered from the sun with a great palm leaf.
Then they dropped down the river with the current
, and paddled about above the gorge for half an hour.
It happened that there was a sharp turn in the river at the point where the slough entered, and the whole main current
of the river was deflected to the other bank.
But the wind was light, the Pyrenees' bottom was foul, and she could not beat up against the strong westerly current
swept me out into the mid-stream, and greatly increased the speed at which I swam.
A FOX swimming across a rapid river was carried by the force of the current
into a very deep ravine, where he lay for a long time very much bruised, sick, and unable to move.
So saying, he let fall a great tear, which, encountering in its descent a current
of cold air, was congealed into a hail-stone.
Once and twice his gasping face and clutching fingers broke up through the still green water, sweeping outwards in the swirl of the current
In order that the circumstances may be clearly understood, I must revert for a moment to the period before the assault, and to the stories current
in our camp of the treasure in jewels and gold stored up in the Palace of Seringapatam.