In a moment more, Jane realized, she would be swept
beyond the steamer, and then, unless they lowered a boat to rescue her, she would be carried far out to sea by the current and the swift ebb tide that was running.
One of my companions touched my arm as we swept
round the base of a hill and opened up the lofty, snow-covered peak of a mountain, which seemed, as we wound on our serpentine way, to be right before us.
Of course no one obeyed his orders; but as it was impossible to quiet him, we swept
by the ships of the squadron with this strange fellow performing his antics in full view of all the French officers.
The little group of black specks with the flag of white had been swept
out of existence, and the stillness of the evening, so it seemed to me, had scarcely been broken.
Instantly my brain cleared and there swept
back across the threshold of my memory the vivid picture of the horrors of that ghostly Arizona cave; again, as on that far-gone night, my muscles refused to respond to my will and again, as though even here upon the banks of the placid Hudson, I could hear the awful moans and rustling of the fearsome thing which had lurked and threatened me from the dark recesses of the cave, I made the same mighty and superhuman effort to break the bonds of the strange anaesthesia which held me, and again came the sharp click as of the sudden parting of a taut wire, and I stood naked and free beside the staring, lifeless thing that had so recently pulsed with the warm, red life-blood of John Carter.
They smite upwards with the spear, but he has swept
over them like a swooping bird.
I climbed the grass-clad mountain, And my gaze swept
far and wide For the rosy lights of a little room, Where I thought my mother sighed: My boy has gone for a soldier, He sleeps not day and night; But my boy is wise, and may yet return, Though the dead lie far from sight.
My hold had been broken loose, I was under water, and the thought passed through my mind that this was the terrible thing of which I had heard, the being swept
in the trough of the sea.
along above cultivated fields of tobacco, maize, and barley, at full maturity, and here and there immense rice-fields, full of straight stalks and purple blossoms.
I was an interested spectator of events, and, sometimes swept
on by the rush, was myself a curious participant.
Supper is at six o'clock," she finished, as she left the room and swept
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 madness.