On the Beach


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On the Beach

describes search for survivors after entire population on North America has been wiped out by nuclear war. [Br. Lit.: Weiss, 332]
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So they went on very slowly, past Sea Lion's Neck, past Webster House, till they came to the Salt House just beyond the sight of the seals on the beach.
What you must do," said old Sea Catch, after he had heard his son's adventures, "is to grow up and be a big seal like your father, and have a nursery on the beach, and then they will leave you alone.
High water came at three o'clock, and at three o'clock I drew myself up on the beach, more dead than alive, and too helpless to have offered any resistance had Yellow Handkerchief swooped down upon me.
The Jessie was blotted out, and a strange ominous sound arose as multitudinous wavelets struck foaming on the beach.
A big sea had sprung up, and the mile-long breakers, curling up to the over-fall two hundred yards from shore, were crashing on the beach.
They were making out to me, in an agitated way - I don't know how, for the little I could hear I was scarcely composed enough to understand - that the lifeboat had been bravely manned an hour ago, and could do nothing; and that as no man would be so desperate as to attempt to wade off with a rope, and establish a communication with the shore, there was nothing left to try; when I noticed that some new sensation moved the people on the beach, and saw them part, and Ham come breaking through them to the front.
I don't know what I answered, or what they rejoined; but I saw hurry on the beach, and men running with ropes from a capstan that was there, and penetrating into a circle of figures that hid him from me.
We had been out, I should think, more than half an hour, when we overtook a lady walking before us on the beach.
Huru-Huru, watching on the beach, saw a third schooner that he knew heave to outside the entrance and drop a boat.
Was it months, or years, he asked himself, since he first heard that mysterious call on the beach at Ringmanu?
The inhabitants, like those of Tierra del Fuego, move about chiefly on the beach or in boats.
Betteredge," he said; "and no signs of Rosanna Spearman anywhere on the beach, look where you may.