But, to be sure the tide was high, and there might have been some footpints under water.
I called to Herbert and Startop to keep before the tide, that she might see us lying by for her, and I adjured Provis to sit quite still, wrapped in his cloak.
In the same moment, I saw the steersman of the galley lay his hand on his prisoner's shoulder, and saw that both boats were swinging round with the force of the tide, and saw that all hands on board the steamer were running forward quite frantically.
Presently a dark object was seen in it, bearing towards us on the tide. No man spoke, but the steersman held up his hand, and all softly backed water, and kept the boat straight and true before it.
We remained at the public-house until the tide turned, and then Magwitch was carried down to the galley and put on board.
It presently occurred to me that it was in vain to pretend to make a raft with the wind offshore; and that it was my business to be gone before the tide
of flood began, otherwise I might not be able to reach the shore at all.
"Everyone was sort of stumped, because according to conventional theory, those earthquakes should occur at high tides
," explained seismologist and co-lead of the study Christopher Scholz.
deserve more attention in our science classes, as they demonstrate the power of gravity and the earth's rotation in a daily orchestrated performance that extends through the day, the sun and the moon flirting with each other while the seas watch.