The second monster followed the first, and at that the artilleryman began to crawl very cautiously across the hot heather ash towards Horsell.
It would seem that a number of men or animals had rushed across the lawn.
He trotted across the level deck to Skipper, who, standing erect on wide-spread legs, the bight of the mainsheet still in his hand, was exclaiming:
Scarcely was this finished when the spanker smashed across overhead, the headsails thundered with a sudden filling, and the great mainsail, with all the scope in the boom-tackle caused by Van Horn's giving of the sheet, came across and fetched up to tautness on the tackle with a crash that shook the vessel and heeled her violently to port.
He sensed, and sensed wrongly, that it boded ill, for he did not know that it was the mainsail being lowered on the run after Skipper had slashed the boom-tackle across with his sheath-knife.
The Northwest Company, acting feebly and partially upon the suggestions of its former agent, Sir Alexander Mackenzie, had pushed one or two advanced trading posts across the Rocky Mountains, into a tract of country visited by that enterprising traveller, and since named New Caledonia.
Their posts beyond the mountains had to be supplied in yearly expeditions, like caravans, from Montreal, and the furs conveyed back in the same way, by long, precarious, and expensive routes, across the continent.
When there are high tides, we are simply cut off from the mainland altogether unless we go across
on a farm cart."
From the Woods, on a roan horse, carbine across
pommel, rode the young man with the quick black eyes.
While Grandfather walked to and fro across
the room, the imaginative boy was gazing at the historic chair.
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