The broad inlet of the shallow North Sea passes gradually into the contracted shape of the river; but for a long time the feeling of the open water remains with the ship steering to the westward
through one of the lighted and buoyed passage-ways of the Thames, such as Queen's Channel, Prince's Channel, Four-Fathom Channel; or else coming down the Swin from the north.
So I travelled, stopping ever and again, in great strides of a thousand years or more, drawn on by the mystery of the earth's fate, watching with a strange fascination the sun grow larger and duller in the westward
sky, and the life of the old earth ebb away.
So I stood for perhaps a minute, and then, with an eye to the trees still, turned westward
to cross the headland; and as I moved, one among the lurking shadows moved to follow me.
It occurred a thousand miles to the westward
of Manatomana, on the island of Tagalag," he continued abruptly, with an air of saturnine disappointment in that there had been no discussion.
I tried and found by experiment that the tide kept sweeping us westward
until I had laid her head due east, or just about right angles to the way we ought to go.
Then, striking to the westward
and the south, they came at last to the northern borders of Sherwood Forest, without in all that time having met so much as a single band of the King's men.
They then struck directly westward
, across the great chain of California mountains intervening between these interior plains and the shores of the Pacific.
The corvette advanced some minutes to westward
, and the apparatus, provided with air, bore the same explorers to the depths of the ocean.
Between the two lies the broad belt, of comparative desert, which is the scene of this tale, appearing to interpose a barrier to the progress of the American people westward
Not only drove westward
, but drove into that particular westward
division, which Bella had seen last when she turned her face from Mr Boffin's door.
The continent, of which this kingdom is apart, extends itself, as I have reason to believe, eastward, to that unknown tract of America westward
of California; and north, to the Pacific Ocean, which is not above a hundred and fifty miles from Lagado; where there is a good port, and much commerce with the great island of Luggnagg, situated to the north-west about 29 degrees north latitude, and 140 longitude.
Phileas Fogg had, without suspecting it, gained one day on his journey, and this merely because he had travelled constantly eastward; he would, on the contrary, have lost a day had he gone in the opposite direction, that is, westward