with an awful dislodging jerk and that dizzily fast sweep of her masts on every swing.
And swift tropic night smote the Arangi, as she alternately rolled
in calms and heeled and plunged ahead in squalls under the lee of the cannibal island of Malaita.
As he drew near the advancing soldiers, and as the roll
of their drum came full upon his ears, the old man raised himself to a loftier mien, while the decrepitude of age seemed to fall from his shoulders, leaving him in gray but unbroken dignity.
Gentlemen, make your game and back your own opinions--any time while the ball rolls--rooge-a-nore from Paris, gentlemen, it's a French game, gentlemen, I brought it over myself, I did indeed!--Rooge-a-nore from Paris--black wins--black-- stop a minute, sir, and I'll pay you, directly--two there, half a pound there, three there--and one there--gentlemen, the ball's a rolling--any time, sir, while the ball rolls
!--The beauty of this game is, that you can double your stakes or put down your money, gentlemen, any time while the ball rolls--black again--black wins--I never saw such a thing--I never did, in all my life, upon my word I never did; if any gentleman had been backing the black in the last five minutes he must have won five-and-forty pound in four rolls
of the ball, he must indeed.
And when all was done, I gave up like a woman and rolled
upon the deck in the agony of exhaustion.
The American sought only the bank roll
. If he could possess himself of this without detection, well and good; but were he to meet resistance he was prepared for that too.
his knotty eyes from side to side, taking a first wondering view of the world in which he had now so important an existence.
I take another step forward, and slip on the shining face of a black steward, who lies rolled
in a blanket on the floor.
First they smeared him with butter, and then they rolled
him in the dough.
Undulating hills were changed to valleys, undulating valleys (with a solitary storm-bird sometimes skimming through them) were lifted up to hills; masses of water shivered and shook the beach with a booming sound; every shape tumultuously rolled
on, as soon as made, to change its shape and place, and beat another shape and place away; the ideal shore on the horizon, with its towers and buildings, rose and fell; the clouds fell fast and thick; I seemed to see a rending and upheaving of all nature.
His face was purple, his eyes were rolled
back so that only the whites were seen, and on his bare legs and arms which were still red, the veins stood out like cords.
The billows rolled
dreadfully high: higher even than the tops of houses.