Of modern standers-of-mast-heads we have but a lifeless set; mere stone, iron, and bronze men; who, though well capable of facing
out a stiff gale, are still entirely incompetent to the business of singing out upon discovering any strange sight.
To a man whose whole life had consisted of doing one certain thing all day, until he was so exhausted that he could only lie down and sleep until the next day--and to be now his own master, working as he pleased and when he pleased, and facing
a new adventure every hour!
A glance like sheet-lightning suddenly flashed from those black eyes; and, facing
about, with quivering lip and dilated nostrils, she drew herself up, and fixed a glance, blazing with rage and scorn, on the driver.
She was up and facing
toward the queen in a mo- ment.
The head of the family sat in the foreground, and beyond him extended a sharply receding and diminishing row of sons; facing
him sat his wife, and beyond her extended a low row of diminishing daughters.
In front of Wilson's porch stood Roxy, with a local handmade baby wagon, in which sat her two charges--one at each end and facing
They turned and saw the strange dog standing within a few feet of where Potter was lying, and FACING
Potter, with his nose pointing heavenward.
At last he was persuaded to move on from the front of the Crown; and being now almost facing
the house where the Bateses lodged, Emma recollected his intended visit the day before, and asked him if he had paid it.
Why, man,' I exclaimed, facing
him angrily, 'this is not a place to sleep in.
Let the end come as it may, here I am ready to profit by it: here I am, facing
both ways, with perfect ease and security -- a moral agriculturist, with his eye on two crops at once, and his swindler's sickle ready for any emergency.