He knew that it was barren and without shelter; but when the sea became more calm, he resolved to plunge into its waves
again, and swim to Lemaire, equally arid, but larger, and consequently better adapted for concealment.
Shortly after the shock, a great wave
was seen from the distance of three or four miles, approaching in the middle of the bay with a smooth outline; but along the shore it tore up cottages and trees, as it swept onwards with irresistible force.
The modern ship is not the sport of the waves
. Let us say that each of her voyages is a triumphant progress; and yet it is a question whether it is not a more subtle and more human triumph to be the sport of the waves
and yet survive, achieving your end.
He had hardly dipped them in the pond when the nixy rose up in the water, and seizing him in her wet arms she dragged him down with her under the waves
When the waves
began to tumble and toss and to grow bigger and bigger the ship rolled up and down, and tipped sidewise--first one way and then the other--and was jostled around so roughly that even the sailor-men had to hold fast to the ropes and railings to keep themselves from being swept away by the wind or pitched headlong into the sea.
I could see the waves
boiling white under her forefoot.
In the beautiful, refreshing, still nights of spring, when the moon pours her silver light over the Country, the listening shipper hears from the rushing of the waves
, the echoing Clang of a wonderfully charming voice, which sings a song from the crystal castle, and with sorrow and fear he thinks on the young Count Hermann, seduced by the Nymph."
The fisherman went, but his heart was very heavy: and when he came to the sea, it looked blue and gloomy, though it was very calm; and he went close to the edge of the waves
, and said:
They had eleven miles of open bay to traverse; the wind was fresh, the waves
Bend thy fair head over the waves
, thou lovelier than the ghost of the hills, when it moves, in a sunbeam at noon, over the silence of Morven.
He took the wand with which he seals men's eyes in sleep or wakes them just as he pleases, and flew holding it in his hand over Pieria; then he swooped down through the firmament till he reached the level of the sea, whose waves
he skimmed like a cormorant that flies fishing every hole and corner of the ocean, and drenching its thick plumage in the spray.
I estimated the course which the Nautilus took under the waves
of the sea at about six hundred leagues, and it was accomplished in forty-eight hours.