There is a narrow sand-bar running into it, with very deep water
on one side, on which I helped boil a kettle of chowder, some six rods from the main shore, about the year 1824, which it has not been possible to do for twenty-five years; and, on the other hand, my friends used to listen with incredulity when I told them, that a few years later I was accustomed to fish from a boat in a secluded cove in the woods, fifteen rods from the only shore they knew, which place was long since converted into a meadow.
Here almost every product of the land and water
bears the unmistakeable stamp of the American continent.
A few more strokes brought me to a point where my feet touched the floor, and soon thereafter I was above the water
level entirely, and racing like mad along the corridor searching for the first doorway that would lead me to Issus.
We rushed up to him, and there, sure enough, in a deep cut or indentation on the very top of the sand koppie, was an undoubted pool of water
Then he sprang from the couch dreadfully frightened, ran to the well, filled a cup that was standing by him full of water
, and hastened to get away in time.
That it possesses the power of ejecting water
there is no doubt, and it appeared to me that it could certainly take good aim by directing the tube or siphon on the under side of its body.
Some of these theorists have been pleased to declare it as their favourite notion that this inundation is caused by high winds which stop the current, and so force the water
to rise above its banks, and spread over all Egypt.
I splashed through the tu- multuous water
, pushing aside a man in black to do so, until I could see round the bend.
To make matters serious, during all the excitement of boarding the junks the Reindeer had not been bailed, and the water
was beginning to slush over the cockpit floor.
It certainly is clearer than a great many lakes, but how dull its waters
are compared with the wonderful transparence of Lake Tahoe
was very warm, and it was fresh, but there was a most unpleasant taste to it.
No one can make an affidavit to the contrary, and therefore I still say nothing against the supposition: indeed, were geologists to assert that the whole continent of America had in like manner been formed by the simultaneous explosion of a train of Etnas laid under the water
all the way from the North Pole to the parallel of Cape Horn, I am the last man in the world to contradict them.
A brilliant though waving flame was now plainly visible, gracefully gliding over the lake, and throwing its light on the water
in such a manner as to tinge it slightly though in the air, so strong was the contrast, the darkness seemed to have the distinctness of material substances, as if the fire were imbedded in a setting of ebony.
Soon, however, they realized the truth: that the current of the river had reversed and the water
was now flowing in the opposite direction-- toward the mountains.
But by communication with the water
, whose external pressure it indicates, it gives our depth at the same time.