He told us we had a long night drive ahead
of us, and had better be on the hike.
I got up at four o'clock, and came on with all speed, full two or three hours ahead
of them, if they start at the time they planned.
And the next time I was heading away to the left of it -- and not gaining on it much either, for I was flying around, this way and that and t'other, but it was going straight ahead
all the time.
And this noisiness, this exultation at the moment of the ship's departure, make a tremendous contrast to the silent moments of her arrival in a foreign roadstead - the silent moments when, stripped of her sails, she forges ahead
to her chosen berth, the loose canvas fluttering softly in the gear above the heads of the men standing still upon her decks, the master gazing intently forward from the break of the poop.
Some two thousand must have passed at a rapid run, when the stream ceased, but I was not sure that all had been rescued who had not passed the point of origin of the flames, and so to assure myself that no poor devil was left behind to die a horrible death, unsuccoured, I ran quickly up the gallery in the direction of the flames which I could now see burning with a dull glow far ahead
The figure ahead
was that of the black dator of the First Born, Thurid, whose undying enmity I had earned that time I laid him low with my bare hands in the courtyard of the Temple of Issus, and bound him with his own harness before the noble men and women who had but a moment before been extolling his prowess.
Their chief is a hundred paces ahead
of them and they are rushing after him at headlong speed.
Before him, on the right, Rostov saw the front lines of his hussars and still farther ahead
a dark line which he could not see distinctly but took to be the enemy.
When they reached the place where the current had before changed, the fish was still swimming ahead
in its wild attempt to escape.
of me in the chain gang was a young woman.
We had drawn some fifty yards ahead
of Hooja--there had been times when we were scarce ten yards in advance-and were feeling considerably safer from capture.
It was Werper, the murderer, who in the still of the night had heard far away upon the trail ahead
of him a sound that had filled his cowardly soul with terror--a sound such as he never before had heard in all his life, nor dreamed that such a frightful thing could emanate from the lungs of a God-created creature.