Having now told the story of Rosanna, I have only to notice one of the many queer ways of this strange girl to get on next to the story of the sands
Oh," said Dorothy, when the shaggy man had read the sign aloud; "I've seen this desert before, and it's true no one can live who tries to walk upon the sands
But the tide was coming in; the water was rising; the gulfs and lakes were filling; the straits were widening: it was time to seek some safer footing; so I walked, skipped, and stumbled back to the smooth, wide sands
, and resolved to proceed to a certain bold projection in the cliffs, and then return.
Next to the water was a broad beach of white sand
and gravel, and farther back were several rocky hills, while beyond these appeared a strip of green trees that marked the edge of a forest.
I cannot hear it now, yet I know that far away to the south, all alone beneath the sands
, it is still pounding out its vain, frantic appeal.
And yet my heart rose higher and higher like a child's kite, until I came over the loose, dry sand
-hills and to the flat, wet sands
, where Philip stood already up to his ankles in the shallow shining water, some hundred yards out to sea.
The sun had just set, the sea breeze was rustling and tumbling in the woods and ruffling the grey surface of the anchorage; the tide, too, was far out, and great tracts of sand
lay uncovered; the air, after the heat of the day, chilled me through my jacket.
French Frank, aided by John Barleycorn, orated hypocritically about virtue and honesty, and, despite his fifty years, got Whisky Bob out on the sand
and proceeded to lick him.
The Thing itself lay almost entirely buried in sand
, amidst the scattered splinters of a fir tree it had shivered to frag- ments in its descent.
The weight of the three travellers was replaced with an equivalent quantity of sand
, and they got out of the car.
In addition, she was stiffened from the long trudge, and the sand
, to her surprise, was anything but soft.
At night, when our sailors, especially the Moors, were in a profound sleep (for the Mohammedans, believing everything forewritten in the decrees of God, and not alterable by any human means, resign themselves entirely to Providence), our vessel ran aground upon a sand
bank at the entrance of the harbour.