Now the tides
are not strong in the Pacific; and, if you cannot lighten the Nautilus, I do not see how it will be reinflated.
Yes, monsieur," replied one of them, "we are only waiting for the tide
When the tide
receded she lay there on her side in the mud, quite a pitiable object for the premier battle-ship of a world--"the terror of the seas" was the way Perry had occasionally described her.
The rising tide
had flowed through the hole, and just awakened Nelson by getting into his bunk with him.
As the water in the lower part of the great sponge- like coral mass rises and falls with the tides
, so will the water near the surface; and this will keep fresh, if the mass be sufficiently compact to prevent much mechanical admixture; but where the land consists of great loose blocks of coral with open interstices, if a well be dug, the water, as I have seen, is brackish.
I'm afraid we shan't get round the point this tide
, unless we lay her off on the other tack.
The red-faced man had said that the tide
was ebbing through the Golden Gate.
All I can tell you is that it stands just out of reach of the full tides
, on a piece of rock, dead on the beach and about a mile from the station.
at the tail of the land ran very strong, and threw the brig about.
She blushed, a rising tide
of shame heating her face, and quickened her pace.
As the tide
makes to-day," said the fisherman, "there wouldn't have been water enough to drown a kitten on that side of the Spit, an hour since.
But that which surprised me most was, that the ship was lifted off in the night from the sand where she lay by the swelling of the tide
, and was driven up almost as far as the rock which I at first mentioned, where I had been so bruised by the wave dashing me against it.
, which had turned an hour before, was running down, and his eyes watched every little race and eddy in its broad sweep, as the boat made slight head-way against it, or drove stern foremost before it, according as he directed his daughter by a movement of his head.
Well, sir," says he, with a smile, "if you think yourself secure you must take your chance; but take my advice, if you do not put to sea immediately, you will the very next tide
be attacked by five longboats full of men, and perhaps if you are taken you will be hanged for a pirate, and the particulars be examined afterwards.
On this mighty tide
the black ships--laden with the fresh-scented fir-planks, with rounded sacks of oil-bearing seed, or with the dark glitter of coal--are borne along to the town of St.