Wizard, I shall have you blow a bubble around me; then I can float away home and see the country spread out beneath me as I travel.
"You blow the bubble, with me inside of it, and I'll be sure to get home in safety."
The Sperm Whale blows
as a clock ticks, with the same undeviating and reliable uniformity.
"By my life, you can hit hard!" he gasped forth, giving back a blow
almost while he was yet staggering.
But the wind, as if satisfied at last with its mischievous pranks, stopped blowing this ocean and hurried away to another part of the world to blow
something else; so that the waves, not being joggled any more, began to quiet down and behave themselves.
Next, old Echepole, the sowgelder, received a blow
in his forehead from our Amazonian heroine, and immediately fell to the ground.
Even should I break one of them with my first blow
, for I figured that he would attempt to ward off the cudgel, he could reach out and annihilate me with the others before I could recover for a second attack.
Not finding Ham among the people whom this memorable wind - for it is still remembered down there, as the greatest ever known to blow
upon that coast - had brought together, I made my way to his house.
It is the custom of prize-fighting audiences to cheer a clean knock-down blow
. But this audience did not cheer.
The referee shouted, "Break!" Joe made an effort to get away, but Ponta got one hand free and Joe rushed back into a second clinch, to escape the blow
. But this time, she noticed, the heel of his glove was pressed against Ponta's mouth and chin, and at the second "Break!" of the referee, Joe shoved his opponent's head back and sprang clear himself.
Above our heads the explosive booming gusts of wind passed continuously, justifying the sailor's saying "It blows
great guns." And just from that need of human companionship, being very close to the man, I said, or rather shouted:
The instant the word was given, the two apparitions sprang forward and began to rain blows
down upon each other with such lightning rapidity that I could not quite tell whether I saw the swords or only flashes they made in the air; the rattling din of these blows
as they struck steel or paddings was something wonderfully stirring, and they were struck with such terrific force that I could not understand why the opposing sword was not beaten down under the assault.