I need not tell you, sir," said Ned Land, "that the Red Sea is as much closed as the Gulf, as the Isthmus of Suez is not yet cut; and, if it was, a boat as mysterious as ours would not risk itself in a canal cut with sluices.
The 5th of February we at last entered the Gulf of Aden, a perfect funnel introduced into the neck of Bab-el-mandeb, through which the Indian waters entered the Red Sea.
I would not even seek to understand the caprice which had decided Captain Nemo upon entering the gulf.
The Arabian Edrisi portrays it under the name of the Gulf of Colzoum, and relates that vessels perished there in great numbers on the sandbanks and that no one would risk sailing in the night.
But in our time, steamers running between Suez and the South Seas have nothing more to fear from the fury of this gulf, in spite of contrary trade-winds.
The Tin Woodman began to use his axe at once, and, just as the two Kalidahs were nearly across, the tree fell with a crash into the gulf
, carrying the ugly, snarling brutes with it, and both were dashed to pieces on the sharp rocks at the bottom.
Presently every Scoodler of the lot had thrown its head, and every head was down in the deep gulf
, and now the helpless bodies of the creatures were mixed together in the cave and wriggling around in a vain attempt to discover what had become of their heads.
From this lofty eminence, a vast and magnificent prospect unfolds itself; the great Gulf
of California, with the dark blue sea beyond, studded with islands; and in another direction, the immense lava plain of San Gabriel.
Suez lies in the bottom of the Gulf
, three leagues from Toro, once a place of note, now reduced, under the Turks, to an inconsiderable village, where the miserable inhabitants are forced to fetch water at three leagues' distance.
A sparkling ribbon of moonlight garlanded the gulf
However, at last, nothing else offering, and as sitting still, to me especially, was the unhappiest part of life, I resolved on this voyage too, which we made very successfully, touching at Borneo and several other islands, and came home in about five months, when we sold our spices, with very great profit, to the Persian merchants, who carried them away to the Gulf
Ransome was startled by the direct question; but, after a pause, he added equably: "He told me this morning, sir, that he was sorry he had to bury our late captain right in the ship's way, as one may say, out of the Gulf.
We had advanced a little way--a very little way--into the larger space of the Gulf of Siam.
Mysterious currents drifted us here and there, with a stealthy power made manifest only by the chang- ing vistas of the islands fringing the east shore of the Gulf.
Pontellier had danced twice with her husband, once with Robert, and once with Monsieur Ratignolle, who was thin and tall and swayed like a reed in the wind when he danced, she went out on the gallery and seated herself on the low window-sill, where she commanded a view of all that went on in the hall and could look out toward the Gulf