Picturesque and clean as docks go, these twin basins spread side by side the dark lustre of their glassy water, sparely peopled by a few ships laid up on buoys or tucked far away from each other at the end of sheds
in the corners of empty quays, where they seemed to slumber quietly remote, untouched by the bustle of men's affairs - in retreat rather than in captivity.
The preaching was going on under the same kinds of sheds
, only they was bigger and held crowds of people.
For two hours he sat on the log by the fire and then, arising and creeping cautiously through a mass of underbrush, he went to a fence and looked across fields to a small farmhouse surrounded by low sheds
. A smile came to his lips and he began making motions with his long arms to a man who was husking corn in one of the fields.
Suddenly, however, he was struck by a voice coming from the shed
, and its tone was so sincere that he could not but listen.
Later she half heard the voices of Robert and Tonie talking under the shed
. She did not stir.
'What, feeling lonely, feeling lonely, little silly?' said Nikita in answer to the low whinny with which he was greeted by the good-tempered, medium-sized bay stallion, with a rather slanting crupper, who stood alone in the shed
. 'Now then, now then, there's time enough.
With a lighter heart he then set off upon his second journey, leaving Hugh, who was still in a drunken stupor, stretched upon the ground within the shed
, and his father walking to and fro before it.
- It was but man, I thought, who shed
Laurels upon me: and the rush - The torrent of the chilly air Gurgled within my ear the crush Of empires - with the captive's prayer - The hum of suiters - and the tone Of flattery 'round a sovereign's throne.
But should the king's soldiers shed
one drop of American blood, then it was a quarrel to the death.
They went into the little yard in front of the shed
. A stable boy, spruce and smart in his holiday attire, met them with a broom in his hand, and followed them.
Then the eyes roamed about the campong to rest at last upon the slanting roof of the thatched shed
which was its shelter.
At last he came to rest in a clump of bushes near a locked-up and deserted refreshment shed
within view of the American side.