Between bold headlands of rock and under a gray cloud-blown sky, a dozen
boats, long and lean and dark, beaked like monstrous birds, were landing on a foam-whitened beach of sand.
There are six Zeppelins down in different parts, and a couple of dozen
aeroplanes," the other replied.
There was McMann, who ran up a single bar-room bill of thirty-eight thousand dollars; and Jimmie the Rough, who spent one hundred thousand a month for four months in riotous living, and then fell down drunk in the snow one March night and was frozen to death; and Swiftwater Bill, who, after spending three valuable claims in an extravagance of debauchery, borrowed three thousand dollars with which to leave the country, and who, out of this sum, because the lady-love that had jilted him liked eggs, cornered the one hundred and ten dozen eggs on the Dawson market, paying twenty-four dollars a dozen for them and promptly feeding them to the wolf-dogs.
He was the Burning Daylight of scores of wild adventures, the man who carried word to the ice-bound whaling fleet across the tundra wilderness to the Arctic Sea, who raced the mail from Circle to Salt Water and back again in sixty days, who saved the whole Tanana tribe from perishing in the winter of '91--in short, the man who smote the chechaquos' imaginations more violently than any other dozen men rolled into one.
I can't make out why she ordered a dozen
," said Mr.
His cry had alarmed the sailors and a dozen
of them sprang forward past Professor Porter, running up the trail to their officer's aid.
There were fully a dozen
cane- knives--big hacking weapons with razor-edges, capable of decapitating a man at a stroke.
Standing at the edge of the sea were a dozen
or twenty fishermen.
Here, surrounded by a handful of the faithful, the hekkador of the ancient faith, who had once been served by millions of vassals and dependents, dispensed the spiritual words among the half dozen
nations of Barsoom that still clung tenaciously to their false and discredited religion.
The fellow did not wait to ask the reason for his coming; instead he leaped upon him with a long-sword, so that Astok had to parry a dozen
vicious cuts before he could disengage himself and flee back down the runway.
At first she refused; but when a dozen
black cavalrymen drew up behind their leader, and at Abdul Mourak's command one of them started to climb the tree after her she realized that resistance was futile, and came slowly down to stand upon the ground before this new captor and plead her cause in the name of justice and humanity.
It was with the greatest difficulty that the Arabs prevented their men a dozen
times from throwing away their burdens and fleeing like frightened rabbits up the trail toward the north.
THE Gallant Crew at a life-saving station were about to launch their life-boat for a spin along the coast when they discovered, but a little distance away, a capsized vessel with a dozen
men clinging to her keel.
There were a dozen
pictures," she told me, "but they were unframed, and nobody wanted them.
The doctor had put him on a diet, and he had to be satisfied with a small hare dressed with a dozen
young and tender spring chickens.