Do not,' they exclaimed, 'be mad enough to provoke this savage creature further
; he has thrown one rock at us already which drove us back again to the mainland, and we made sure it had been the death of us; if he had then heard any further
sound of voices he would have pounded our heads and our ship's timbers into a jelly with the rugged rocks he would have heaved at us, for he can throw them a long way.
The question then was, where to choose their wintering place, and whether or not to proceed further
down the river.
A little further
onward was the spot where Lot's wife had stood forever under the semblance of a pillar of salt.
As I rose to investigate further
I experienced the same ridiculous catastrophe that had met my first attempt to walk under Martian conditions.
It would mean that we must go without sleep for a long period, and with the further
chance that when the time came that sleep could no longer be denied we might still be high in the frozen regions of perpetual snow and ice, where sleep would mean certain death, exposed as we would be to the attacks of wild beasts and without shelter from the hideous cold.
pitfalls and dangers lay ahead he could not guess; but that he was as far as ever from liberty he was quite willing to believe, so depressing is utter absence of light to one in unfamiliar surroundings.
He was aware that the grunting and screaming of Sheeta in the tree above them would set their nerves on edge, and that his pounding upon their gate after dark would still further
add to their terror.
As it approached him he was about to call aloud to those who manned it, for in the bow he saw a number of his own men; but a second glance as the boat came opposite him caused him to alter his intention and drop further
into the engulfing verdure, for behind his men squatted five of the terrible monsters that had wrought such havoc with his expedition, and in the stern he saw his own Barunda in friendly converse with the mad white man who had led them.
Is it not enough that you leech me of good marks of such a quantity that you may ever after wear mantles of villosa and feast on simnel bread and malmsey, that you must needs burden me still further
with the affliction of thy vile tongue?
Along the tops of the bars were deep layers of dust--a further
indication that the passage had lain long unused.
229-238) And further
still you went, O far-shooting Apollo, and came to Onchestus, Poseidon's bright grove: there the new- broken cold distressed with drawing the trim chariot gets spirit again, and the skilled driver springs from his car and goes on his way.
Then came the fruition of that historic propaganda which is best described by its own slogan: "The East for the East--the West for the West," and all further
intercourse was stopped by statute.
But a far more important consideration, as I believe, is that, during the process of further
modification, by which two varieties are supposed on my theory to be converted and perfected into two distinct species, the two which exist in larger numbers from inhabiting larger areas, will have a great advantage over the intermediate variety, which exists in smaller numbers in a narrow and intermediate zone.
There was nothing to disturb my joy but the fear of detection; and every step removed us further
from the chance of that.
, speaking broadly, the change in response is usually of a kind that is biologically advantageous to the organism.