There was a bell on board; and as the ship rolled
and dashed, like a desperate creature driven mad, now showing us the whole sweep of her deck, as she turned on her beam-ends towards the shore, now nothing but her keel, as she sprung wildly over and turned towards the sea, the bell rang; and its sound, the knell of those unhappy men, was borne towards us on the wind.
I told you plainly to keep yourself quiet," said D'Artagnan to Menneville, who rolled
at his feet.
So we rolled
with them, and ceased not till we had arrived at the extremity of exhaustion.
asked the Saw-Horse, in a surprised voice, as it rolled
its eyes upward to look at the boy.
He and Mugambi now righted and launched the dugout, though it was a most difficult feat in the face of the surf which rolled
continuously in upon the beach; but at last they were successful, and soon after were paddling up the coast toward the mouth of the Ugambi.
Not until a third of the way up, as the Arangi rolled
in a sea and recovered with a jerk, did he slip and fall.
It struck him on the side; and such was his forward momentum and the unexpectedness of it, White Fang was hurled to the ground and rolled
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.
Fitted up with three tables for the purposes of play, and crowded with players and lookers on, it was, although the largest place of the kind upon the course, intensely hot, notwithstanding that a portion of the canvas roof was rolled
back to admit more air, and there were two doors for a free passage in and out.
As the Ghost rolled
her side out of water, the boat was lifted snugly against her, and before the return roll came, we had heaved it in over the side and turned it bottom up on the deck.