A Four and two sitters don't go hanging and hovering, up with one tide and down with another, and both with and against another, without there being Custum 'Us at the bottom of it.
The dismal wind was muttering round the house, the tide was flapping at the shore, and I had a feeling that we were caged and threatened.
sweep through Carquinez Straits as in a mill-race, and the full ebb was on when I stumbled overboard.
Been a knocking about with a pretty many tides
, ain't he pardner?
Finally we had the satisfaction of seeing the vessel rise out of the mud and float slowly upstream with the tide.
We rigged up a single short mast and light sail, fastened planking down over the ballast to form a deck, worked her out into midstream with a couple of sweeps, and dropped our primitive stone anchor to await the turn of the tide that would bear us out to sea.
The tides are not strong in the Pacific: you are right there, Professor; but in Torres Straits one finds still a difference of a yard and a half between the level of high and low seas.
Friend Ned, I do not despair of this stout Nautilus, as you do; and in four days we shall know what to hold to on the Pacific tides.
When they reached the firm sand that marked high tide
, I was dropped, and none too gently.
There appeared before me a little opening of the land, and I found a strong current of the tide
set into it; so I guided my raft as well as I could, to keep in the middle of the stream.
All I can tell you is that it stands just out of reach of the full tides
, on a piece of rock, dead on the beach and about a mile from the station.
Even I, who had the tide
going out and in before me in the bay, and even watched for the ebbs, the better to get my shellfish -- even I (I say) if I had sat down to think, instead of raging at my fate, must have soon guessed the secret, and got free.