The participants in it, instead of freighting an ungainly steam ferry--boat with youth and beauty and pies and doughnuts, and paddling up some obscure creek to disembark
upon a grassy lawn and wear themselves out with a long summer day's laborious frolicking under the impression that it was fun, were to sail away in a great steamship with flags flying and cannon pealing, and take a royal holiday beyond the broad ocean in many a strange clime and in many a land renowned in history
said an old woman among the spectators, "and that besides our having had a considerable pestilence last year, and that they say that the English are going to disembark
in a company at Harfleur.
Nevertheless, he was not yet in safety; for, on pretending to disembark
, he found a multitude of small people drawn up on the shore to contest his landing, and shouting shrilly to him to be off, for it was long past Lock-out Time.
Besides," observed Michel Ardan, "a plain is easier to disembark
upon than a mountain.
Naming his ship the Endurance after his family motto - ``By endurance, we conquer'' - he disembarks
with his crew in 1914, the fate of the world war a vexing question mark.