But even when the East wind
came, at three o'clock that afternoon, the dog could not catch the smell of snuff.
The boat, carried forward by the wind
, seemed to be flying in the air.
All this mad dashing and splashing of the waters of the big ocean, which the mischievous wind
caused without any good reason whatever, resulted in a terrible storm, and a storm on the ocean is liable to cut many queer pranks and do a lot of damage.
She had just paused and was looking up at a long spray of ivy swinging in the wind
when she saw a gleam of scarlet and heard a brilliant chirp, and there, on the top of the wall, forward perched Ben Weatherstaff's robin redbreast, tilting forward to look at her with his small head on one side.
So saying he commenced to scull the canoe's nose before the wind
, while I made fast the primitive sheets that held our crude sail.
In private dwellings, children clustered near the blaze; listening with timid pleasure to tales of ghosts and goblins, and tall figures clad in white standing by bed-sides, and people who had gone to sleep in old churches and being overlooked had found themselves alone there at the dead hour of the night: until they shuddered at the thought of the dark rooms upstairs, yet loved to hear the wind
moan too, and hoped it would continue bravely.
Above our heads the explosive booming gusts of wind
passed continuously, justifying the sailor's saying "It blows great guns." And just from that need of human companionship, being very close to the man, I said, or rather shouted:
Thus the unhappy traveller was again forsaken and forlorn; but she took heart and said, 'As far as the wind
blows, and so long as the cock crows, I will journey on, till I find him once again.' She went on for a long, long way, till at length she came to the castle whither the princess had carried the prince; and there was a feast got ready, and she heard that the wedding was about to be held.
When she was halfway across the room there came a great shriek from the wind
, and the house shook so hard that she lost her footing and sat down suddenly upon the floor.
again prevented Nikita's hearing his master's words.
It is no slight matter for two men, particularly when a stiff wind
has sprung up, to handle a vessel like the Ghost, steering, keeping look-out for the boats, and setting or taking in sail; so it devolved upon me to learn, and learn quickly.
This is the disintegrating power of a great wind
: it isolates one from one's kind.