Again came the careful washing, the jealous herding of the golden specks, and the wantonness with which he sent them flying into the stream when he had counted their number.
And when no specks at all were found in several pans, he straightened up and favored the hillside with a confident glance.
With a quick flirt he sent the water sluicing across the bottom, turning the grains of black sand over and over A second tiny golden speck rewarded his effort.
When but one speck of gold rewarded his washing, he stopped and built a fire of dry twigs.
It's just booful, the way it peters out," he exulted when a shovelful of dirt contained no more than a single speck of gold.
He dug deep, and he dug shallow, filling and washing a dozen pans, and was unrewarded even by the tiniest golden speck.
For a few seconds he watched it speeding evenly eastward, when, to his horror, he saw the speck
dive suddenly downward.
Presently her attention was arrested by a tossing speck
far out upon the rolling bosom of the strait.
My host," he added, pointing to the black speck
in the distance, "begged me to defer my occupation of the Tower for an hour or so, and has gone down there to collect some of his trifles.
Influenced by the smooth specks
of sand, which represent an element that often surrounds the everyday life of Egyptians in the most subtle way, Suhayla Al Sheikh has decided to put it under the magnifying glass in her own personal way.
She was one speck
that made the lives of so many other specks
much, much better,' he said in his cosponsorship speech.
Ten to 15 years ago, the number of specks
seen in Arkansas was a tiny fraction of what it is today.
The point, on a deep channel in the Amelia River, was one of my favorite spots where better than average size specks
had taken my lures and live baits during past visits.
The development of Speck
is ongoing -- the team plans to launch a crowdfunding campaign on Indiegogo later this year, to give early adopters a chance to be one of the first to secure their Specks
It is thought tiny specks
of gold wear away from necklaces, rings and other jewellery, with experts finding evidence of an increased quantity of microscopic specks
of gold in areas where people walk, such as pavements.