is so transparent that the bottom can easily be discerned at the depth of twenty-five or thirty feet.
It was all very well for Ventvogel to say that he smelt water
, but we could see no signs of it, look which way we would.
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.
While looking for marine animals, with my head about two feet above the rocky shore, I was more than once saluted by a jet of water
, accompanied by a slight grating noise.
The Nile, which the natives call Abavi, that is, the Father of Waters
, rises first in Sacala, a province of the kingdom of Goiama, which is one of the most fruitful and agreeable of all the Abyssinian dominions.
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.
On the other side crags and trees and snowy houses were reflected in the lake with a wonderful distinctness, and streams of light from many a distant window shot far abroad over the still waters
. On this side, near at hand, great mansions, white with moonlight, glared out from the midst of masses of foliage that lay black and shapeless in the shadows that fell from the cliff above--and down in the margin of the lake every feature of the weird vision was faithfully repeated.
We were already rather close in; but I ordered the U-33's prow turned inshore and we crept slowly along, constantly dipping up the water
and tasting it to assure ourselves that we didn't get outside the fresh-water current.
*I presume this might be translated into 'Strong Waters
His tall stature, and his erect posture, enabled him to see much farther than those who were seated in the bottom of the canoe; and he turned his head warily in every direction, frequently bending his body forward, and straining his vision, as if desirous of penetrating the water
that surrounded their boundary of light.
Ojo, who was on the front of the raft, looked over into the water
and thought he saw some large fishes swimming about.
I could manufacture the air necessary for my consumption, but it is useless, because I go up to the surface of the water
when I please.
The curiosity of the captain was aroused, to behold the mode of operating of this far-famed architect; he moved forward, therefore, with the utmost caution, parting the branches of the water
willows without making any noise, until having attained a position commanding a view of the whole pond, he stretched himself flat on the ground, and watched the solitary workman.
"If I am not mistaken, we have accomplished nearly half of our journey in ten days; but, at the rate at which we are going, it would take months to end it; and that is all the more vexatious, that we are threatened with a lack of water