The instinct of self-preservation is strong even when one, unafraid and in the possession of his highest reasoning faculties, knows that death--positive and unalterable--lies just ahead. And so I swam slowly on, waiting for my head to touch the top of the corridor, which would mean that I had reached the limit of my flight and the point where I must sink for ever to an unmarked grave.
On and on I swam, my heart growing lighter at every stroke, for I knew that I was approaching closer and closer to the point where there would be no chance that the waters ahead could be deeper than they were about me.
So we crept along at a snail's pace, with much stumbling and falling--the guards keeping up a singsong chant ahead of us, interspersed with certain high notes which I found always indicated rough places and turns.
At last a faint glow ahead forewarned us of the end of the tunnel, for which I for one was devoutly thankful.
The stick was poised to strike, one act ahead of the lion's next possible act, as Collins's mind was one thought ahead of the lion's next thought.
If he was crazy, he wouldn't know, and I wouldn't know his mind either, and I wouldn't be that one jump ahead of him, and he'd get me and mess the whole cage up with my insides."
The light from the river was no longer visible, but ahead
I saw the faint tinge of a distant radiance, and still the water before me was open.
As I gave the command which sent the U-33 slowly ahead
, I could not but feel a certain uncanny presentiment of evil.
Our boat was so much smaller and lighter than any of Hooja's that the three of us forced it ahead
almost as rapidly as his larger craft could go under their twenty paddles.
Thus it was that, though he had put out upon the river but a short time subsequent to the girl, yet she had reached the bay fully two hours ahead
So we raced along, behind us a howling, screaming bedlam of wrathful Greeks, Collinsville ahead
, and bullets spat-spatting all around us.
"The boat train's just ahead
of us, sir," he announced.
"Dunning is just ahead
there," he said to the captain of his leading company.
He had not the placid, quiet, unworldly air of Simeon Halliday; on the contrary, a particularly wide-awake and au fait appearance, like a man who rather prides himself on knowing what he is about, and keeping a bright lookout ahead
; peculiarities which sorted rather oddly with his broad brim and formal phraseology.
AFTER waiting many a weary day to revenge himself upon a Lion for some unconsidered manifestation of contempt, a Skunk finally saw him coming, and posting himself in the path ahead
uttered the inaudible discord of his race.