"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.
M'Dougal in all the bustle of preparation
; having about nine days previously announced at the factory, his intention of breaking up the establishment, and fixed upon the
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.
Days before she had been making preparations
for the end, purchasing little stores for the boy's use, marking his books and linen, talking with him and preparing him for the change-- fondly fancying that he needed preparation
that ball!why did we wait for any thing?why not seize the pleasure at once?How often is happiness destroyed by preparation
, foolish preparation
!You told us it would be so.Oh!
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.