Within him, as he hurled himself forward
, was born a love, a despairing fondness for this flag which was near him.
Numa gave a nervous start and attempted to break away; but Tarzan held him and, leaping to his feet, ran forward, dragging Numa after him.
Tarzan pushed Numa forward until his head was almost in the aperture, then as though it were an afterthought, he turned quickly and, taking the machine gun from the parapet, placed it in the bottom of the hole close at hand, after which he turned again to Numa, and with his knife quickly cut the garters that held the bags upon his front paws.
Goading him on the ape-man finally succeeded in getting the lion sufficiently far into the tunnel so that there was no chance of his escaping other than by going forward or deliberately backing into the sharp blade at his rear.
Suddenly he leaped forward and Tarzan knew that he had caught the scent of meat ahead.
Again the spell is broken; our men attempt to cheer; they are choking with emotion; they utter hoarse, discordant cries; they clutch their weapons and press tumultuously forward
into the open.
Wouldn't it be better if you went forward, say by the steerage companion-way, until it is over?
Their movements perceptibly quickened under his coaching, and as the boat swung inboard I was sent forward to let go the jibs.
Attending to sheets and tacks now left me little time to see what was taking place, but I happened to be on the poop when Wolf Larsen ordered the two strange sailors forward and into the forecastle.
The boat-puller obeyed, taking a turn around the little forward thwart and paying the line as it jerked taut.
It was a favourable change, and the Tankadere again bounded forward on this mountainous sea, though the waves crossed each other, and imparted shocks and counter-shocks which would have crushed a craft less solidly built.
A small brass cannon stood on the forward deck of the Tankadere, for making signals in the fogs.
At such a moment as this, came from away forward that most appalling of all cries that are ever heard at sea:
We had groped our slippery way forward, and were now bailing with the frenzy of despair, when we heard the mate's terrified cry, from far aft:
The chains that held my left leg were about two yards long, and gave me not only the liberty of walking backwards and forwards
in a semicircle, but, being fixed within four inches of the gate, allowed me to creep in, and lie at my full length in the temple.