You would have chuckled one moment and caught your breath the next, to see those two stout fellows swinging their sticks--each half as long again as the men were, and thick as their arm--and edging
along sidewise, neither wishing to strike the first blow.
At this point indicated on the planisphere one of these currents was rolling, the Kuro-Scivo of the Japanese, the Black River, which, leaving the Gulf of Bengal, where it is warmed by the perpendicular rays of a tropical sun, crosses the Straits of Malacca along the coast of Asia, turns into the North Pacific to the Aleutian Islands, carrying with it trunks of camphor-trees and other indigenous productions, and edging
the waves of the ocean with the pure indigo of its warm water.
exclaimed several of the party, opening their eyes still wider, and edging
their chairs still closer.
Father Victor saw Kim edging
towards the door, and interposed a strong leg.
All the luxuries that the Tununirmiut knew came from the south--driftwood for sleigh-runners, rod-iron for harpoon-tips, steel knives, tin kettles that cooked food much better than the old soap-stone affairs, flint and steel, and even matches, as well as coloured ribbons for the women's hair, little cheap mirrors, and red cloth for the edging
of deerskin dress-jackets.
and guides to dodge round the pillars, and an old lady with her dog, and here and there a priest modestly edging
to his Mass through the groups of tourists.