Miss Watford received me as kindly as before; Mimi, too, seemed
glad to see me.
Even though you couldn't understand it I think you would like to hear the way they go on; they seem
to express so much.
Strange as at first glance it may seem
to suppose that the Massacre of St.
"And to me marriage without love doesn't seem
worth while," she said.
to have been busy doing all sorts of things."
Those narrow straits of Sunda divide Sumatra from Java; and standing midway in that vast rampart of islands, buttressed by that bold green promontory, known to seamen as Java Head; they not a little correspond to the central gateway opening into some vast walled empire: and considering the inexhaustible wealth of spices, and silks, and jewels, and gold, and ivory, with which the thousand islands of that oriental sea are enriched, it seems
a significant provision of nature, that such treasures, by the very formation of the land, should at least bear the appearance, however ineffectual, of being guarded from the all-grasping western world.
to reel; I felt a nightmare sensation of falling; and, looking round, I saw the laboratory exactly as before.
"Nothing, except that it is a prejudice which you do not seem
to share," he remarked.
to me that the further east you go the more unpunctual are the trains.
The poor fellow whom Queequeg had handled so roughly, was swept overboard; all hands were in a panic; and to attempt snatching at the boom to stay it, seemed
But those other men seemed
never to grow weary; they were fighting with their old speed.
The very furniture in the room seemed
to have shrunk since she saw it before: the slag in the tapestry looked more like a ghost in his ghostly blue-green world; the volumes of polite literature in the bookcase looked more like immovable imitations of books.