And now he made for the wreck, rising with the hills, falling with the valleys, lost beneath the rugged foam, borne in towards the shore
, borne on towards the ship, striving hard and valiantly.
A second later the canoe shot out upon the bosom of the river and headed toward the opposite shore
and the camp of the Swede.
Elizabeth watched the motion of the batteau as it pulled from the shore
, letting loose its rope as it went, but it soon disappeared in the darkness, when the ear was her only guide to its evolutions.
While this delay took place on shore
, the captain was storming on board.
Early next morning their numerous chests and boxes were hoisted on deck and lowered to waiting small boats for transportation to shore
She could not have forced the heavy dugout upstream against it, and all that was left her was to attempt either to make the shore
without being seen by those upon the deck of the Kincaid, or to throw herself upon their mercy--otherwise she must be swept out to sea.
On the way Olson, von Schoenvorts and I discussed the needs of our immediate future, and we were unanimous in placing foremost the necessity of a permanent camp on shore
The idea grew upon her as the day advanced until she spent the time in watching furtively for some means of escape should they but touch the shore
momentarily; and though they halted twice her captors were too watchful to permit her the slightest opportunity for putting her plan into action.
We were resigned to our fate, and we remained resigned until we aroused to the fact that we were drifting along the north shore
not a hundred feet away.
But beyond the ship lay an open stretch of fully two miles to the shore
in that direction.
Anne gave herself up to a silent rapture over the shore
road and Marilla guided the sorrel abstractedly while she pondered deeply.
The little fishing village, nestled in the cove where the sand-dunes met the harbor shore
, looked like a great opal in the haze.
In fact, the reefs extend only to that distance from the shore
, at which a foundation within the requisite depth from 20 to
These experiences were very memorable and valuable to me -- anchored in forty feet of water, and twenty or thirty rods from the shore
, surrounded sometimes by thousands of small perch and shiners, dimpling the surface with their tails in the moonlight, and communicating by a long flaxen line with mysterious nocturnal fishes which had their dwelling forty feet below, or sometimes dragging sixty feet of line about the pond as I drifted in the gentle night breeze, now and then feeling a slight vibration along it, indicative of some life prowling about its extremity, of dull uncertain blundering purpose there, and slow to make up its mind.
I left him three days ago on the shore
of a large sea.