The tide was on the turn, and the horrid sand began to shiver.
I am sorry again to detain you; but you really must hear the story of the sands, and the story of Rosanna-- for this reason, that the matter of the Diamond touches them both nearly.
For the Deadly Sands
will Turn Any Living Flesh to Dust in an instant.
The latter stood in several places as much as a foot or a foot and a half above the surface of the sand
Occasionally we returned to them and gave advice, such as, when they lay exhausted in the sand
, unable to strike a blow, "Throw sand
in his eyes.
It was dropping off in flakes and raining down upon the sand
As for the yellow hen, she continued to peck away at the sand
busily, and seemed quite contented with her bill-of-fare.
scorches me," said the hunter, "as though it had just come out of a furnace; and not a cloud in this sky of fire.
In attempting to lift it from its burying place I dis-covered that it seemed to be held fast by means of a very small insulated cable running farther into the sand
Yep," came his low answer, "--an' thinkin' this sand
is harder'n a cement floor.
There blows in the months of June, July, and August, another wind, which raises mountains of sand
and carries them through the air; all that can be done in this case is when a cloud of sand
rises, to mark where it is likely to fall, and to retire as far off as possible; but it is very usual for men to be taken unexpectedly, and smothered in the dust.
One summer afternoon, when I had promised to go shrimping along the sands
with Philip, I was waiting rather impatiently in the front drawing-room, watching Arthur handle some packets of coins he had just purchased and slowly shunt them, one or two at a time, into his own dark study and museum which was at the back of the house.
is entirely, or in greater part, siliceous; but some points are of a black colour, and from their glossy surface possess a metallic lustre.
Accordingly, the directors of that institution consulted many persons who were supposed to know what steps should be taken, and it was finally decided that the best protection against fire--which is what was feared--was not water but sand
I awoke early on the third morning after my return from Ashby Park--the sun was shining through the blind, and I thought how pleasant it would be to pass through the quiet town and take a solitary ramble on the sands
while half the world was in bed.