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But my night was wretched, my rest broken: the ground was damp, the air cold: besides, intruders passed near me more than once, and I had again and again to change my quarters; no sense of safety or tranquillity befriended me.
I wrote it before I went to bed, and went out and posted it; and again no one was near me.
For this, Umslopogaas, is the way of witches, be they of stone or flesh--when you draw near to them they change their shape.
I cannot tell whether I were more pleased or mortified to observe, in those solitary walks, that the smaller birds did not appear to be at all afraid of me, but would hop about within a yard's distance, looking for worms and other food, with as much indifference and security as if no creature at all were near them.
In this prodigious ridge, which extends three hundred leagues, sometimes approaching near the sea, and sometimes running far up into the land, there is only one opening, through which all that merchandise is conveyed, which is embarked at Rifa, and from thence distributed through all the east.
Little John was out in the forest near by, or the blasts would never have been heard.
Thus I only knew we were near the Island of Carpathos, one of the Sporades, by Captain Nemo reciting these lines from Virgil:
I want food," said I, almost apologetically, and drawing near.
We remained at Weybridge until midday, and at that hour we found ourselves at the place near Shepperton Lock where the Wey and Thames join.
When their eyes first encountered him there was a sudden halt, as if they feared to go near.
I do not mean to say that a woman may not be settled too near her family.
As the wind had moderated, the ship stood near to the land, so as to command a view of the river's mouth.
Estimating the size of the creature by comparison with the diameter of the large trees near which it passed -- the few giants of the forest which had escaped the fury of the land-slide -- I concluded it to be far larger than any ship of the line in existence.
This did not bring him near enough to the window-hole to look in, or even to throw the light of the lantern through it, so he climbed down and carried the plank back to the place from which he had got it.
But only some side alleys, with a cross, and the quarters to graze, being kept shorn, but not too near shorn.