Perry wanted me to get in and break some-thing over the bow as she floated out upon the bosom of the river, but I told him that I should feel safer on dry land
until I saw which side up the Sari would float.
Well, unless the Nautilus sails on dry land
, and passes above the isthmus "
I said a grateful prayer at once and then I gave all my attention to holding on tight, for I knew I should probably have to depend on human aid to get back to dry land
In his vocabulary was no word for "crocodile"; yet in his thought, as potent as any utterable word, was an image of dreadful import--an image of a log awash that was not a log and that was alive, that could swim upon the surface, under the surface, and haul out across the dry land
, that was huge-toothed, mighty-mawed, and certain death to a swimming dog.
If the sea, then oozing in smoothly over the Shivering Sand, had been changed into dry land
before my own eyes, I doubt if I could have been more surprised than I was when Mr.
But, while the so-potent art of Prospero himself would have failed in summoning the Barnacles from every speck of ocean and dry land
on which there was nothing (except mischief) to be done and anything to be pocketed, it was perfectly feasible to assemble a good many Barnacles.
Almost immediately a rushing hissing sound was heard in the waters, the waves dashed against the banks, the foam was tossed into the air, and the two horses leapt suddenly on to the dry land
, trembling and shaking with fear.
Shocked and terrified boy takes flight, seeks his fortune, gets aboard ship, ultimately turns up on dry land
among the Cape wine: small proprietor, farmer, grower--whatever you like to call it.
Then, landing upon the beach of the sea, they hauled up the ship from the water to dry land
and fixed long stays under it.
Hence it will cause him no surprise that there should be geese and frigate-birds with webbed feet, either living on the dry land
or most rarely alighting on the water; that there should be long-toed corncrakes living in meadows instead of in swamps; that there should be woodpeckers where not a tree grows; that there should be diving thrushes, and petrels with the habits of auks.
So the theory is that the channel between Gibraltar and Africa was once dry land
, and that the low, neutral neck between Gibraltar and the Spanish hills behind it was once ocean, and of course that these African animals, being over at Gibraltar (after rock, perhaps--there is plenty there), got closed out when the great change occurred.
Then with expanded wings he stears his flight Aloft, incumbent on the dusky Air That felt unusual weight, till on dry Land
He lights, if it were Land that ever burn'd With solid, as the Lake with liquid fire; And such appear'd in hue, as when the force Of subterranean wind transports a Hill Torn from PELORUS, or the shatter'd side Of thundring AETNA, whose combustible And fewel'd entrals thence conceiving Fire, Sublim'd with Mineral fury, aid the Winds, And leave a singed bottom all involv'd With stench and smoak: Such resting found the sole Of unblest feet.