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No, my dear; but if your Black Beauty had not been wiser than we were we should all have been carried down the river at the wooden bridge.
As I walked away toward the opposite end of the bridge, the doubt began to grow on me whether she had spoken the truth.
Leaving the bridge, I had only to cross the road beyond, and to enter a plantation on the bank of the river.
A nameless fear crept over me, as I looked out on the bridge.
And then he saluted me, and strode from the bridge, a martyr to loyalty and friendship, for, though no man might know that Lieutenant Jefferson Turck had taken his ship across thirty, every man aboard would know that the first officer had committed a crime that was punishable by both degradation and death.
Johnson," I said, "and attend to the work of unpacking the extra instruments and having them properly set upon the bridge.
It was then that Johnson came hurrying to the bridge.
The two figures of the young lady and her companion soon afterwards appeared upon the bridge.
The shaggy man laughed and walked across the bridge to rejoin his companions.
In the midst of that hell, a column of soldiers was forcing its way to the bridge, between two hedges of dead bodies.
Every man now understood his danger instinctively, and the whole mass rushed to gain the bridge with the motion of a wave.
Guph saw there was no room for him to pass the alligator on the narrow bridge, so he called out to it:
The alligator turned to look over its shoulder, and at once Guph ran to the bridge and leaped over the sentinel's back before it could turn back again.
Her middle structure, covered by the bridge which bore him, his mate, the closed wheelhouse where a man was steering shut up with the fear of being swept overboard together with the whole thing in one great crash -- her middle structure was like a half-tide rock awash upon a coast.
The Nan-Shan was being looted by the storm with a senseless, destructive fury: trysails torn out of the extra gaskets, double-lashed awnings blown away, bridge swept clean, weather-cloths burst, rails twisted, light-screens smashed -- and two of the boats had gone already.