It is well I drew the curtain," thought I; and I wished fervently he might not discover my hiding-place: nor would John Reed
have found it out himself; he was not quick either of vision or conception; but Eliza just put her head in at the door, and said at once -
While this was going on there came up to the inn a sowgelder, who, as he approached, sounded his reed
pipe four or five times, and thereby completely convinced Don Quixote that he was in some famous castle, and that they were regaling him with music, and that the stockfish was trout, the bread the whitest, the wenches ladies, and the landlord the castellan of the castle; and consequently he held that his enterprise and sally had been to some purpose.
By marshy bank Girt with tall yellow reeds
and dwarf bamboos I dwell.
One avenue of hope was thus closed upon the anxious sojourners at the Caldron Linn; their main expectation of relief was now from the two parties under Reed
and M'Lellan, which had proceeded down the river; for, as to Mr.
said the Swallow, who liked to come to the point at once, and the Reed
made him a low bow.
pipe when applied to his lips gave out no melody, but a dismal wail; the sylvan and riparian intelligences no longer thronged the thicket-side to listen, but fled from the sound, as he knew by the stirred leaves and bent flowers.
By an impulse not to be analysed, Flambeau rose to his full height in the swaying boat and shouted at the man to ask if he knew Reed
Island or Reed
8] An official report from Tonkin, received in Paris at the end of July, 1909, relates how the famous pirate chief De Tham was tracked, together with his men, by our soldiers; and how all of them succeeded in escaping, thanks to this trick of the reeds
The place was a narrow passage between high walls of lava, a crack in the knotted rock, and on either side interwoven heaps of sea-mat, palm-fans, and reeds
leaning against the rock formed rough and impenetrably dark dens.
When we arrived within a short distance of the ridge, we were stopped by a mass of tall yellow reeds
, growing together as thickly as they could stand, and as tough and stubborn as so many rods of steel; and we perceived, to our chagrin, that they extended midway up the elevation we proposed to ascend.
It was the rustling and crackling of the dry reeds
and rushes from the low lands.
Around this fragment of terra firma grew reeds
as lofty as trees are in Europe, and stretching away out of sight.
Twenty leagues, monseigneur, all covered with water and herbage, and reeds
of the most luxuriant nature; the whole studded with islands covered with woods of the densest foliage.
Beyond, grazing herds of zebra, hartebeest, and topi dotted the level landscape, while closer to the river a bull buffalo, his head and shoulders protruding from the reeds
watched the advancing blacks for a moment, only to turn at last and disappear into the safety of his dank and gloomy retreat.
It was Tarzan who first caught the scent of meat--a bull buffalo--and presently the two came stealthily upon the sleeping beast in the midst of a dense jungle of reeds
close to a river.