The trembling rays glittered along the waters, but all was placid, and the current
dimpled over the spot where he had gone down.
The wind freshened, and the Pyrenees, despite the foulness of her bottom, won half a dozen miles away from the westerly current
The third day, in the morning, the wind having abated overnight, the sea was calm, and I ventured: but I am a warning to all rash and ignorant pilots; for no sooner was I come to the point, when I was not even my boat's length from the shore, but I found myself in a great depth of water, and a current
like the sluice of a mill; it carried my boat along with it with such violence that all I could do could not keep her so much as on the edge of it; but I found it hurried me farther and farther out from the eddy, which was on my left hand.
One thing seemed to be sufficiently demonstrated: our current
was so tremendous that it killed before the victim could cry out.
When it was dark I set by my camp fire smoking, and feeling pretty well satisfied; but by and by it got sort of lonesome, and so I went and set on the bank and listened to the current
swashing along, and counted the stars and drift logs and rafts that come down, and then went to bed; there ain't no better way to put in time when you are lonesome; you can't stay so, you soon get over it.
Sometimes the boat would seem to be retained motionless, as if spell-bound, opposite some point round which the current
set with violence, and where the utmost labor scarce effected any visible progress.
Without an instant's hesitation he turned up the grim river, paddling hard against the strong current
Therefore, though the whole point of his "Current
Shorthand" is that it can express every sound in the language perfectly, vowels as well as consonants, and that your hand has to make no stroke except the easy and current
ones with which you write m, n, and u, l, p, and q, scribbling them at whatever angle comes easiest to you, his unfortunate determination to make this remarkable and quite legible script serve also as a Shorthand reduced it in his own practice to the most inscrutable of cryptograms.
In spite of Rostopchin's broadsheets, or because of them or independently of them, the strangest and most contradictory rumors were current
in the town.
Soon, however, they realized the truth: that the current
of the river had reversed and the water was now flowing in the opposite direction-- toward the mountains.
There was a short struggle at the surface, and then a swirl of waters, a little eddy, and a burst of bubbles soon smoothed out by the flowing current
marked for the instant the spot where Tarzan of the Apes, Lord of the Jungle, disappeared from the sight of men beneath the gloomy waters of the dark and forbidding Ugambi.
On, on the swift prahu sped up the winding channel which had now dwindled to a narrow stream, at intervals rushing strongly between rocky walls with a current
that tested the strength of the strong, brown paddlers.
Out in the centre of the slough there was a slight current
, and in our excitement we failed to notice that it was drifting us into the river.
I rose and walked backward and forward, and tried to turn the current
of my thoughts in some new direction.
A FOX swimming across a rapid river was carried by the force of the current
into a very deep ravine, where he lay for a long time very much bruised, sick, and unable to move.