Their observations inform us that Abyssinia, where the Nile rises and waters
vast tracts of land, is full of mountains, and in its natural situation much higher than Egypt; that all the winter, from June to September, no day is without rain; that the Nile receives in its course all the rivers, brooks, and torrents which fall from those mountains; these necessarily swell it above the banks, and fill the plains of Egypt with the inundation.
Formerly I had come to this pond adventurously, from time to time, in dark summer nights, with a companion, and, making a fire close to the water
's edge, which we thought attracted the fishes, we caught pouts with a bunch of worms strung on a thread, and when we had done, far in the night, threw the burning brands high into the air like skyrockets, which, coming down into the pond, were quenched with a loud hissing, and we were suddenly groping in total darkness.
In regard to fish, I believe that the same species never occur in the fresh waters
of distant continents.
As the level of the passage rose, so, too, did the waters
rise until it soon became apparent to me, who brought up the rear, that they were gaining rapidly upon us.
As Jones, therefore, might very justly be called a well-bred man, he had stifled all that curiosity which the extraordinary manner in which he had found Mrs Waters
must be supposed to have occasioned.
Martin, the country presented its usual dull brown appearance; but here, a very small rill of water
produces a most refreshing margin of luxuriant vegetation.
had come, and, as the ebb was commencing, there was need for hurry if we cared to escape waiting half a day for the next tide.
It certainly is clearer than a great many lakes, but how dull its waters
are compared with the wonderful transparence of Lake Tahoe!
I was forced to approach the dangerous left-hand wall in order to make the turn, and I depended upon the power of the motors to carry us through the surging waters
*I presume this might be translated into 'Strong Waters
It was soon evident that the latter was nothing but the reflection, from the water
, of the former, and that the object, whatever it might be, was advancing across, or rather over the lake, for it seemed to be several feet above its surface, in a direct line with themselves.
JEREMY bounced up to the surface of the water
, like a cork and the bubbles out of a soda water
bottle; and he swam with all his might to the edge of the pond.