The water was three or four foot deep on the island
in the low places and on the Illinois bottom.
When the ship had sailed safely into the bay where it could not be seen from the open sea, the Doctor said he would get off on to the island
to look for water--because there was none left to drink on his ship.
We had a dreary morning's work before us, for there was no sign of any wind, and the boats had to be got out and manned, and the ship warped three or four miles round the corner of the island
and up the narrow passage to the haven behind Skeleton Island
But at the same time the reader can hardly conceive my astonishment, to behold an island
in the air, inhabited by men, who were able (as it should seem) to raise or sink, or put it into progressive motion, as they pleased.
I've often thought we should be much happier if we hauled out at Otter Island
instead of this crowded place," said Matkah.
Also to while away the time of waiting I explored a little island
named Cassel, which belonged to King Mihrage, and which was supposed to be inhabited by a spirit named Deggial.
The prince became a Giant again, and asked Hadvor to cut the pieces out of his legs for the dogs; but she refused until he told her that Hermod was in a desert island
, which she could not reach unless she took the skin off the soles of his feet and made shoes out of that; with these shoes she could travel both on land and sea.
What I can give I give you, and that is a real, genuine island
, compact, well proportioned, and uncommonly fertile and fruitful, where, if you know how to use your opportunities, you may, with the help of the world's riches, gain those of heaven.
We passed tolerably near to the Island
of Aurou, that at noon looked like a mass of green woods, surmounted by a peak of great height.
It seemed to him that the island
trembled to its base, and that it would, like a vessel at anchor, break moorings, and bear him off into the centre of the storm.
This reading of course should be translated "Ithaca is an island
fit for breeding goats, and (by your leave) itself a horseman rather than fit for breeding horses--for not one of the islands
is good and well meadowed ground.
is about twenty miles in length and nearly as many in breadth.
The captain, however, who regarded every coast and island
with a matter-of-fact eye, and had no more associations connected with them than those laid down in his sea- chart, considered all this curiosity as exceedingly idle and childish.
We skirted around two-thirds of the island
, four miles from shore, and all the opera glasses in the ship were called into requisition to settle disputes as to whether mossy spots on the uplands were groves of trees or groves of weeds, or whether the white villages down by the sea were really villages or only the clustering tombstones of cemeteries.
At length the vessel hove in sight of the town of Zanzibar, upon the island
of the same name, and, on the 15th of April, at 11 o'clock in the morning, she anchored in the port.