The island of Koh-ring, a great, black, up- heaved ridge amongst a lot of tiny islets, lying upon the glassy water like a triton amongst min- nows
, seemed to be the centre of the fatal circle.
I was now
, it seemed, cut off upon both sides; behind me the murderers, before me this lurking nondescript.
"Why does my lord, belonging to the church, now
receive me in the dress of an officer, with a sword at his side and spurs to his boots?"
it happened that the fortunes of Philip Carey, of no consequence to any but himself, were affected by the events through which his country was passing.
When it was first proposed that I should go abroad, or how it came to be agreed among us that I was to seek the restoration of my peace in change and travel, I do not, even now
, distinctly know.
it has been related how Ahab was wont to pace his quarter-deck, taking regular turns at either limit, the binnacle and mainmast; but in the multiplicity of other things requiring narration it has not been added how that sometimes in these walks, when most plunged in his mood, he was wont to pause in turn at each spot, and stand there strangely eyeing the particular object before him.
So they played Robin Hood all the afternoon, now
and then casting a yearning eye down upon the haunted house and passing a remark about the morrow's pros- pects and possibilities there.
"Why, to bury you now
would be a sad piece of extravagance.
better lid 'im to the nirrest polissstation; or weel you go and tell the poliss yourself?" asked the Portuguese, in the same tone of mordant irony.
As he had pyramided in Dawson City, he now
pyramided in Oakland; but he did it with the knowledge that it was a stable enterprise rather than a risky placer-mining boom.
Never mind what they were; it is evident that they were quite satisfactory, for as Rose leaned back, she said, with a luxurious sigh of satisfaction, "Now
, I believe I've got everything in the world that I want," and Phebe answered, smiling over a lapful of treasures, "This is the most splendid Christmas I ever had since I was born." Then she added with an important air
I thought of Maud, asleep there in the hut we had reared; I remembered her "Good-night, Humphrey"; "my woman, my mate," went ringing through my brain, but now
, alas, it was a knell that sounded.