Hush--" (and here Zarathustra stretched
himself, and felt that he was asleep.)
Not an herb which carpeted the ground, not a branch which clothed the trees, was either broken or bent, nor did they extend horizontally; all stretched
up to the surface of the ocean.
See how they stretch
their shoulders up the slope toward the bridge, with all the more energy because they are so near home.
They turned and twisted, now crossing the river, now coming back again, sometimes making half a dozen attempts before they found a way over a particularly bad stretch
. It was slow work.
Then the heart of the man was greatly stirred, and he stretched
out his arms to his wife, but she waved her hands and said, 'We have seen no one yet; it is too soon.'
They came to a standstill before a tiny chateau, in front of which stretched
what might once have been an ornamental garden, but which was now torn to pieces by gun carriages, convoy waggons, and every description of vehicle.
My longing was beyond the power of opposition; I closed my eyes, stretched
out my arms toward the god of my vocation and felt myself drawn with the suddenness of thought through the trackless immensity of space.
And in this stretch
of ocean, lookouts were mastheaded at day-dawn and kept mastheaded until twilight of evening, when the Mary Turner was hove-to, to hold her position through the night.
There the three travelers were to stretch
themselves some moments before their departure.
The soft whispering voice continued its rhythmic murmur, something oppressed him and stretched
out, and the strange face was before him.
On this accursed bed Don Quixote stretched
himself, and the hostess and her daughter soon covered him with plasters from top to toe, while Maritornes- for that was the name of the Asturian- held the light for them, and while plastering him, the hostess, observing how full of wheals Don Quixote was in some places, remarked that this had more the look of blows than of a fall.
Opening his eyes, he stretched
his giant thews, yawned, rose and gazed about him through the leafy foliage of his retreat.