WHILE the Astorians were busily occupied in completing their factory and fort, a report was brought to them by an Indian from the upper part of the river, that a party of thirty white men had appeared on the banks of the Columbia, and were actually building houses at the second rapids
. This information caused much disquiet.
Peer as I would I could not penetrate the darkness, and then I listened intently for the sound of breathing near me; but except for the noise of the rapids
, the soft scraping of the boats, and the lapping of the water at their sides I could distinguish no sound.
He got a new effect of airships altogether, as vast things coming down upon him, growing swiftly larger and larger and more overwhelming, until the houses over the way seemed small, the American rapids
narrow, the bridge flimsy, the combatants infinitesimal.
"And there won't be any more walking around rapids
and losing time waiting to pick you up!"
"One must begin with grandeur, paint everything expressed, soften the shades of those which are of least importance, collect all into one point of view, and carry the reader thither with a rapid
The ascent would be, usually, more rapid
than the descent; but that is a fortunate circumstance, since it is of no importance to me to descend rapidly, while, on the other hand, it is by a very rapid
ascent that I avoid obstacles.
Fix instinctively took the passport, and with a rapid
glance read the description of its bearer.
Although she had just said he was better and kinder than she, in the rapid
glance she flung at him, taking in his whole figure in all its details, feelings of repulsion and hatred for him and jealousy over her son took possession of her.
Some came rushing down gullies and ravines; others tumbled in crystal cascades from inaccessible clefts and rocks, and others winding their way in rapid
and pellucid currents across the valley, to throw themselves into the main river.
They re-entered, but had scarcely proceeded a hundred steps in the darkness, when a noise like the hoarse sigh of a creature in distress resounded through the cavern, and breathless, rapid
, terrified, a fox passed like a flash of lightning before the fugitives, leaped over the boat and disappeared, leaving behind its sour scent, which was perceptible for several seconds under the low vaults of the cave.
The descent was rapid
. At seventeen minutes past two, J.
And travellers, now, within that valley, Through the red-litten windows see Vast forms, that move fantastically To a discordant melody, While, lie a ghastly rapid
river, Through the pale door A hideous throng rush out forever And laugh -- but smile no more.