So back we went and round by the crossroads, but by the time we got to the bridge it was very nearly dark; we could just see that the water was over the middle of it; but as that happened sometimes when the floods were out, master did not stop.
"Come on, Beauty, what's the matter?" Of course I could not tell him, but I knew very well that the bridge was not safe.
She looked along the bridge, first on one side of her, then on the other.
A sudden doubt of her purpose in seeking that solitary place, a sudden distrust of the lonely bridge and the swift-flowing river, set my heart beating quickly and roused me to instant action.
He told stories about engineers leaping their trains over rivers without bridges
, by putting on full steam; and many of those present avowed themselves of the engineer's mind.
It was about six bells of the forenoon watch that Johnson returned to the bridge after an absence of some thirty minutes.
"I shall not know," replied Alvarez, "that the Coldwater passes thirty; nor shall any other man aboard know it," and, with his words, he drew a revolver from his pocket, and before either I or Johnson could prevent it had put a bullet into every instrument upon the bridge, ruining them beyond repair.
The steps to which the girl had pointed, were those which, on the Surrey bank, and on the same side of the bridge as Saint Saviour's Church, form a landing-stairs from the river.
These stairs are a part of the bridge; they consist of three flights.
Dorothy and Polly had reached the bridge and crossed it when the Scoodlers began throwing their heads.
The shaggy man laughed and walked across the bridge to rejoin his companions.
"Since when have you been interested in bridges
? Or have you learned to be interested in everything?
In the midst of that hell, a column of soldiers was forcing its way to the bridge
, between two hedges of dead bodies.
Guph saw there was no room for him to pass the alligator on the narrow bridge
, so he called out to it:
His first irresistible notion was that the whole China Sea had climbed on the bridge
. Then, more sanely, he concluded himself gone overboard.