The red cap of one of the sailors hung to a point of the rock and some timbers
that had formed part of the vessel's keel, floated at the foot of the crag.
The water snarled and wrenched and worried at the timber, while the population of the state prodded at the nearest logs with poles, in the hope of easing the pressure.
Then the villagers howled and shouted and leaped among the logs, pulling and pushing the obstinate timber, and the red head of Namgay Doola was chief among them all.
She has shown herself the sweetest craft that ever floated, and I mean to decorate her prow with the handsomest image that the skill of man can cut out of timber
Stripped of their lighter timbers
, both vessels have been used for the construction of huts, erected on the nearest land.
For through his lack of wood the timber
of the ships rotted.
The only trader in the place was the mayor, who owned a sawmill and bought up timber
at a low price to sell again.
Old Johnson, in his "Wonder-Working Providence," speaking of the first settlers of this town, with whom he was contemporary, tells us that "they burrow themselves in the earth for their first shelter under some hillside, and, casting the soil aloft upon timber
, they make a smoky fire against the earth, at the highest side.
Look ye, sir,' resumed he, turning to his other neighbour, and pointing past me with his umbrella, 'that's the Hall: grand park, you see, and all them woods - plenty of timber
there, and lots of game.
They went across divides in summer blizzards, shivered under the midnight sun on naked mountains between the timber
line and the eternal snows, dropped into summer valleys amid swarming gnats and flies, and in the shadows of glaciers picked strawberries and flowers as ripe and fair as any the Southland could boast.
beyond clothed the mountain in solid green to what they took to be the top.
Went every day to the wreck; and got a great many pieces of timber
, and boards, or plank, and two or three hundredweight of iron.
But the ship was no good any more--with the big hole in the bottom; and presently the rough sea beat it to pieces on the rocks and the timbers
The rafters, I observed, were made out of the timbers
of a ship.
Others landed the timbers
intended for the frame of the coasting vessel, and proceeded to put them together, while others prepared a garden spot, and sowed the seeds of various vegetables.