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So I CHARTERED the raft and the crew and took all the responsibilities on myself.
The motion of a raft is the needful motion; it is gentle, and gliding, and smooth, and noiseless; it calms down all feverish activities, it soothes to sleep all nervous hurry and impatience; under its restful influence all the troubles and vexations and sorrows that harass the mind vanish away, and existence becomes a dream, a charm, a deep and tranquil ecstasy.
Hesitating no longer we clambered upon our rafts and rowed with all our might out to sea.
On the following morning another raft was made, on which Mr.
Then, before he could pull it out again--or let go--the raft was swept away, and the poor Scarecrow left clinging to the pole in the middle of the river.
Down the stream the raft floated, and the poor Scarecrow was left far behind.
I'll give you six of those tablets if you'll help us make a raft," promised the Scarecrow.
For a mile or thereabouts my raft went very well, only that I found it drive a little distant from the place where I had landed before; by which I perceived that there was some indraft of the water, and consequently I hoped to find some creek or river there, which I might make use of as a port to get to land with my cargo.
Not even a well found ship with a fair wind could venture on such a distant voyage: nothing that you can say or do shall make me go on board a raft unless you first solemnly swear that you mean me no mischief.
The sun had sunk half below the horizon and an evening frost was starring the puddles near the ferry, but Pierre and Andrew, to the astonishment of the footmen, coachmen, and ferrymen, still stood on the raft and talked.
As the boys steadily and monotonously drove the raft toward mid-stream it was no doubt under- stood that these orders were given only for "style," and were not intended to mean anything in par- ticular.
he cried, "it was I who gave you the idea of that raft.