Yes, my boy; make preparations for me and yourself too.
I left Conseil to stow our trunks conveniently away, and remounted the poop in order to survey the preparations for departure.
During these days of preparation
, Queequeg and I often visited the craft, and as often I asked about Captain Ahab, and how he was, and when he was going to come on board his ship.
Numerous inventors of mechanism applicable to the guidance of balloons came to propose their systems, but he would accept none; and, when he was asked whether he had discovered something of his own for that purpose, he constantly refused to give any explanation, and merely busied himself more actively than ever with the preparations
for his journey.
We were both so excited that, at the moment of greeting, neither of us could be apposite to the occasion in words, so we communicated our feelings by signs; as thus, David half sat down in a place where there was no chair, which is his favourite preparation
for being emphatic, and is borrowed, I think, from the frogs, and we then made the extraordinary faces which mean, "What a tremendous adventure
That night was a busy one, for weary as we were, so far as was possible by the moonlight all preparations for the morrow's fight were continued, and messengers were constantly coming and going from the place where we sat in council.
Infadoos and the chiefs, however, were of opinion that no attack would take place that day, which would be devoted to preparation and to the removal of every available means of the moral effect produced upon the minds of the soldiery by the supposed magical darkening of the moon.
So poor Amelia had been getting ready in silent misery for her son's departure, and had passed many and many a long solitary hour in making preparations
for the end.
How often is happiness destroyed by preparation
, foolish preparation
It was now the middle of March, and Captain Bonneville made preparations
to open the spring campaign.
I never could endure this compound, and indeed the preparation
is not greatly in vogue among the more polite Typees.
After several months of preparation
and an expenditure of a million dollars all was in readiness, and a series of tremendous explosions occurred on the earth and in the sky.