With one intent
all the combined rival boats were pointed for this one fish, because not only was he the largest, and therefore the most valuable whale, but he was nearest to them, and the other whales were going with such great velocity, moreover, as almost to defy pursuit for the time.
He was very busily intent
at this moment on a slate lying before him, on which he was carefully and slowly endeavoring to accomplish a copy of some letters, in which operation he was overlooked by young Mas'r George, a smart, bright boy of thirteen, who appeared fully to realize the dignity of his position as instructor.
One terrible thing about this thing was the absence of human voices; there were no cheers, no war cries; being intent
upon a surprise, these men moved as noiselessly as they could; and always when the front rank was near enough to their goal to make it proper for them to begin to get a shout ready, of course they struck the fatal line and went down without testifying.
He blew out his light, went below, and was soon loafing down the river road with the intent
to borrow and use one of Roxy's devices.
But everybody was talking, and intent
upon the grisly spectacle before them.
And after taunting us in various ways, they one by one went into an examination of us, with intent
to ascertain our value.
In fact, a chill tremor went through me as I realised that, to all intent
, I was at length respectably settled down, with quite a considerable retrospect of happy married life.
Having travelled some days, we were met by the King's brother, to whom, by the advice of Chec Furt, whose intent
in following us was to squeeze all he could from us; we presented some pieces of Chinese workmanship, such as cases of boxes, a standish, and some earthenware, together with several pieces of painted calico, which were so much more agreeable, that he desired some other pieces instead of our Chinese curiosities; we willingly made the exchange.
Then I would turn aside into some chapel,--and even there, such was my disturbance, it seemed that the preacher gibbered "Big Thinks," even as the Ape-man had done; or into some library, and there the intent
faces over the books seemed but patient creatures waiting for prey.
regiments apparently were oblivious of all larger purposes of war, and were slugging each other as if at a matched game.
My hearers may have been young men, or well off; certainly they cannot have been laughing with evil intent
at what I had said.
It was a piece of an ice-floe melted down to a fragment, but still big enough to sink a ship, and floating lower than any raft, right in our way, as if ambushed among the waves with murderous intent