One after another the savages, turning restlessly, appeared to resume their slumbers, and rejoicing at the stillness which prevailed, I was about to rise again from my couch, when I heard a slight rustling--a dark form was intercepted between me and the doorway--the slide
was drawn across it, and the individual, whoever he was, returned to his mat.
Now and again he shook his head to clear the sweat trickling from his eyebrows, and it was then that George, watching his chance, would slide down the life-rail and swab his face quickly with a big red handkerchief.
Our planet's over-lighted if anything," says Captain Purnall at the wheel, as Cardiff-Bristol slides under.
There is the faint "szgee" of the rudder, and back slides the arrow to 6000 on a falling slant of ten or fifteen knots.
Dropping the hammer and pipe-wrench, but retaining pick and shovel, he climbed up the slide to where a vague line of outputting but mostly soil-covered rock could be seen.
He quested across the face of the slide to the opposite wall of the vein and back again.
And Rose crept through the slide to the wide shelf on the other side, being too hurried and puzzled to go round by the door.
I do hope it isn't Aunt Myra; she always scares me out of my wits asking how my cough is, and groaning over me as if I was going to die," said Rose, preparing to retire the way she came, for the slide, being cut for the admission of bouncing Christmas turkeys and puddings, was plenty large enough for a slender girl.
Billy circled wide of the slide and came down the canyon-wall, from tree to tree, as descending a ladder.
Then it up an' slides a piece of the skin off so as we can see it.
And away went the good-tempered old fellow down the slide, with a rapidity which came very close upon Mr.
Pickwick paused, considered, pulled off his gloves and put them in his hat; took two or three short runs, baulked himself as often, and at last took another run, and went slowly and gravely down the slide, with his feet about a yard and a quarter apart, amidst the gratified shouts of all the spectators.