We had approached within a mile and a half perhaps of this foot of the bay, when some of the islanders, who by this time had managed to scramble aboard of us at the risk of swamping their canoes, directed our attention to a singular
commotion in the water ahead of the vessel.
What that cell contained, no one knew; but from the strand of the Terrain, at night, there was often seen to appear, disappear, and reappear at brief and regular intervals, at a little dormer window opening upon the back of the tower, a certain red, intermittent, singular
light which seemed to follow the panting breaths of a bellows, and to proceed from a flame, rather than from a light.
There is a singular
fascination in watching the eagerness with which the learned author ferrets out every circumstance which may throw discredit on his hero.
In its career through this vast and singular
defile, Snake River is upward of three hundred yards wide, and as clear as spring water.
He has made himself the head of a singular
nation," said Bartolomeo, taking Lucien's hand and pressing it.
It is most singular
that you should laugh'At nothing at all!
There was one singular
exception, however, for he had a single room, a lumber-room up among the attics, which was invariably locked, and which he would never permit either me or anyone else to enter.
The strata of the latter are frequently arched wit perfect symmetry, and the appearance of some of the masse is in consequence most singular
Following some such principle, I am inclined to regard the singular
Castle of Coningsburgh I mean the Saxon part of it as a step in advance from the rude architecture, if it deserves the name, which must have been common to the Saxons as to other Northmen.
The black-faced man, howling in a singular
voice rolled about under the feet of the dogs.
To these were added an aspiring spirit that always looked upwards; a genius bold, fertile, and expansive; a sagacity quick to grasp and convert every circumstance to its advantage, and a singular
and never wavering confidence of signal success.
His soul was filled on a sudden with a singular
Several minutes were consumed in silent admiration before they noticed two very singular
and unusual facts about this valley.
I thought it singular
that a traveling English girl should be so attended, but she afterward explained to me that the woman had been left with her family by a man and his wife from South Carolina, both of whom had died on the same day at the house of the young lady's father in Devonshire--a circumstance in itself sufficiently uncommon to remain rather distinctly in my memory, even had it not afterward transpired in conversation with the young lady that the name of the man was William Jarrett, the same as my own.
Now these men, as clever as they were daring, had survived the terrible shock consequent on their departure, and it is their journey in the projectile car which is here related in its most dramatic as well as in its most singular