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So then we laid in with Jim the second night, and tore up the sheet all in little strings and twisted them together, and long before daylight we had a lovely rope that you could a hung a person with.
There's only just sheets enough to go round, and the master's has a rotten place you could put your fingers through.
I withdrew from the window, leaving the sheets hanging, in the hope that they also might be invisible in the darkness.
The jib itself was beginning to slap, partially filling and emptying with sharp reports; but with a turn of the sheet and the application of my whole strength each time it slapped, I slowly backed it.
The fair girl at length became quite angry; she tore the sheet of paper on which, in fact, the words "Monsieur Raoul" were written in good characters, and crushing the paper in her trembling hands, she threw it out of the window.
Several times the noises made by the boat's crew in trimming the sheets to the shifting draught of air roused Van Horn, and each time, remembering the puppy, he pressed him caressingly with his hollowed arm.
Hilbery waited patiently for the sentence to be completed, but Katharine fell silent and fingered her sheet of figures.
Looking over an ancient map, it was ascertained that a tribe of Indians, called "Les Horicans" by the French, existed in the neighborhood of this beautiful sheet of water.
With his gaff, the gaffman hooks on to a sheet of blubber, and strives to hold it from slipping, as the ship pitches and lurches about.
25-31) So said he: but the master chid him with taunting words: `Madman, mark the wind and help hoist sail on the ship: catch all the sheets.
Near him on the desk lay a few loose sheets of paper--his sermon notes.
Tulliver, I've put the sheets out for the best bed, and Kezia's got 'em hanging at the fire.