The logs which bore them floated in the middle of the stream and were held fast in that position by the strong current
and that being just contrary to the current
, made a great breach of the sea upon the point: so that it was not safe for me to keep too close to the shore for the breach, nor to go too far off, because of the stream.
By a current
or proper word I mean one which is in general use among a people; by a strange word, one which is in use in another country.
You see, sir," he went on, "if once we dropped to leeward of the landing-place, it's hard to say where we should get ashore, besides the chance of being boarded by the gigs; whereas, the way we go the current
must slacken, and then we can dodge back along the shore.
It happened that there was a sharp turn in the river at the point where the slough entered, and the whole main current
of the river was deflected to the other bank.
It was this current
that the Nautilus was to follow.
But the wind was light, the Pyrenees' bottom was foul, and she could not beat up against the strong westerly current
But now there was a large dark mass in the distance, and near to her Maggie could discern the current
of the river.
After Jane Clayton, with rifle levelled at the breast of Rokoff, had succeeded in holding him off until the dugout in which she had taken refuge had drifted out upon the bosom of the Ugambi beyond the man's reach, she had lost no time in paddling to the swiftest sweep of the channel, nor did she for long days and weary nights cease to hold her craft to the most rapidly moving part of the river, except when during the hottest hours of the day she had been wont to drift as the current
would take her, lying prone in the bottom of the canoe, her face sheltered from the sun with a great palm leaf.
I heard the whoop again; it was behind me yet, but in a different place; it kept coming, and kept changing its place, and I kept answering, till by and by it was in front of me again, and I knowed the current
had swung the canoe's head down-stream, and I was all right if that was Jim and not some other raftsman hollering.
Then they dropped down the river with the current
, and paddled about above the gorge for half an hour.
Without an instant's hesitation he turned up the grim river, paddling hard against the strong current