The worst had happened; Juag and I seized paddles and kept the canoe with the wind; but that squall
was the parting shot of the gale, which died out immediately after, leaving us free to make for the shore, which we lost no time in attempting.
All that night, while squall
smote Berande, uprooting trees, overthrowing copra-sheds, and rocking the house on its tall piles, Sheldon slept.
The first watch, from eight to twelve, was the mate's; and Captain Van Horn, forced below by the driving wet of a heavy rain squall
, took Jerry with him to sleep in the tiny stateroom.
of the child went through him like a knife.
The day grew suddenly dark, as a squall
obscured the face of the sun.
Everything had happened at once--the blow, the counter-blow, the squeal of agony from the porcupine, the big cat's squall
of sudden hurt and astonishment.
It won't be long before that squall
is drenching things.
On the 11th of January, 1833, by carrying a press of sail, we fetched within a few miles of the great rugged mountain of York Minster (so called by Captain Cook, and the origin of the name of the elder Fuegian), when a violent squall
compelled us to shorten sail and stand out to sea.
Like a sailor shinning up the ratlins during a squall
Jerry mounted to his professional seat.
So I was not altogether surprised when the squall
foretold by Louis smote me.
It was the bold, clamorous, self-assertive squall
of the new human being, who had so incomprehensibly appeared.
had come up, like a spiteful messenger before the morning; there followed in its wake a ragged tear of light which ripped the dark clouds until they showed a great grey hole of day.