A vortex has us by the beak and we dive
down a two-thousand foot slant at an angle (the dip-dial and my bouncing body record it) of thirty-five.
With its huge wings partly closed for the dive
and its white robe fluttering in its wake, the apparition swooped down upon the Englishman.
If he and his team chanced to be in the rear he preserved a demeanor of serenity, crossing his legs and bursting forth into yells when foot passengers took dangerous dives
beneath the noses of his champing horses.
I am sorry I interrupted you" [he dives
into his office desk].
We see these beautiful co-adaptations most plainly in the woodpecker and missletoe; and only a little less plainly in the humblest parasite which clings to the hairs of a quadruped or feathers of a bird; in the structure of the beetle which dives
through the water; in the plumed seed which is wafted by the gentlest breeze; in short, we see beautiful adaptations everywhere and in every part of the organic world.
When at sea and fishing, it comes to the surface fo the purpose of breathing with such a spring, and dives
agai so instantaneously, that I defy any one at first sight to b sure that it was not a fish leaping for sport.
This is that quick-sighted penetration whose hawk's eyes no symptom of evil can escape; which observes not only upon the actions, but upon the words and looks, of men; and, as it proceeds from the heart of the observer, so it dives
into the heart of the observed, and there espies evil, as it were, in the first embryo; nay, sometimes before it can be said to be conceived.
Your friendship for Dives
is about as sincere as the return which it usually gets.
When the ship took one of her desperate dives
the corners of his lips twitched.
as a place I had lived in, but was come out of it; and well might I say, as Father Abraham to Dives
, "Between me and thee is a great gulf fixed.
On it whirls headlong, dives
through the woods again, emerges in the light, clatters over frail arches, rumbles upon the heavy ground, shoots beneath a wooden bridge which intercepts the light for a second like a wink, suddenly awakens all the slumbering echoes in the main street of a large town, and dashes on haphazard, pell-mell, neck-or-nothing, down the middle of the road.
Spyers loses sight of him a minute as he turns a corner; shoots round; sees a little crowd; dives
in; "Which is the man?