The scenery of Walden is on a humble scale, and, though very beautiful, does not approach to grandeur, nor can it much concern one who has not long frequented it or lived by its shore
; yet this pond is so remarkable for its depth and purity as to merit a particular description.
But this hope of mine was soon taken away; for when he went to sea, he left me on shore
to look after his little garden, and do the common drudgery of slaves about his house; and when he came home again from his cruise, he ordered me to lie in the cabin to look after the ship.
Now it was over, and the shore
lay clean-washed after the storm; not a wind stirred, but there was still a fine surf on, dashing on sand and rock in a splendid white turmoil--the only restless thing in the great, pervading stillness and peace.
On either shore
they occasionally passed a native long-house, and the girl could not help but wonder at the quiet and peace which reigned over these little settlements.
The Italians were cut off from the shore
, which was fully a mile away at its nearest point.
The partners proposed to examine the opposite shore
, but the captain was impatient of any further delay.
Up stream, beyond the bend, Malbihn ordered his canoes in to shore
. He landed with his head man and crossed the little point slowly in search of a spot where he might watch the canoe he had left at the landing place.
The navigation of his craft must have engrossed all the Roman's attention in the calm of a summer's day (he would choose his weather), when the single row of long sweeps (the galley would be a light one, not a trireme) could fall in easy cadence upon a sheet of water like plate-glass, reflecting faithfully the classic form of his vessel and the contour of the lonely shores
close on his left hand.
We were obliged to stay here some time after we had furnished ourselves with provisions; and I, who was always too curious to look into every nook of the world wherever I came, went on shore
as often as I could.
He looked at me, and at the river and the far shore
. He tried to speak, but had no sounds with which to express the idea.
Anne gave herself up to a silent rapture over the shore
road and Marilla guided the sorrel abstractedly while she pondered deeply.
If, instead of an island, we had taken the shore
of a continent fringed with reefs, and had imagined it to have subsided, a great straight barrier, like that of Australia or New Caledonia, separated from the land by a wide and deep channel, would evidently have been the result.