"As that's the case," said Sancho, "and your worship chooses to give in to these- I don't know if I may call them absurdities- at every turn, there's nothing for it but to obey and bow the head, bearing in mind the proverb, 'Do as thy master bids thee, and sit down to table with him;' but for all that, for the sake of easing my conscience, I warn your worship that it is my opinion this bark
is no enchanted one, but belongs to some of the fishermen of the river, for they catch the best shad in the world here."
Porthos handled this lever, which had been used in rolling the bark
, with marvelous facility.
Squatting beside D'Arnot he wrote for a minute on the smooth inner surface of the bark
; then he handed it to the Frenchman.
That done, he started to bark
. And he barked
as if he were a real watchdog: "Bow, wow, wow!
I had wrote on to tell you we'd gone pirating.
'Yes,' said the lord of the castle, 'if you will pass the night down there in the old tower, go thither; but I warn you, it is at the peril of your life, for it is full of wild dogs, which bark
and howl without stopping, and at certain hours a man has to be given to them, whom they at once devour.' The whole district was in sorrow and dismay because of them, and yet no one could do anything to stop this.
Great choice, according to the captain, is certainly displayed by the beaver in selecting the wood which is to furnish bark
for winter provision.
But the doggie beneath the table began to bark
To return to the description of the coast: sixty leagues from Suaquem is an island called Mazna, only considerable for its ports, which make the Turks reside upon it, though they are forced to keep three barks
continually employed in fetching water, which is not to be found nearer than at a distance of twelve miles.
Should our bark
be upset we are five of us good swimmers, able enough to turn it over again, or if not, to hold on by it.
Mohegan threw the fastening of the youth’s boat from the canoe, and with one stroke of his paddle sent the light bark
over the water like a meteor.
Then, too, there was usually at least one bush-dog on the Arangi at which Jerry and Michael, from the beach, could bark
their heads off.