The New World seems to have made up its mind to live in peace; and our bellicose Tribune predicts some approaching catastrophes
arising out of this scandalous increase of population."
I have seen Owen Chace, who was chief mate of the Essex at the time of the tragedy; I have read his plain and faithful narrative; I have conversed with his son; and all this within a few miles of the scene of the catastrophe.
Secondly: The ship Union, also of Nantucket, was in the year totally lost off the Azores by a similar onset, but the authentic particulars of this catastrophe I have never chanced to encounter, though from the whale hunters I have now and then heard casual allusions to it.
He conjectured that these were remains of the victims of the catastrophe of 1820, and a minute inquest, immediately instituted by the local authorities, soon demonstrated the correctness of his supposition.
Two men were still living who had witnessed the grim catastrophe of nearly half a century before--Marie Couttet (saved by his baton) and Julien Davouassoux (saved by the barometer).
Undeceive yourself again; either I am greatly mistaken, or she has provided against the catastrophe
which threatens you, and, which will pass over without affecting her.
That infernal girl must have given the signal for some catastrophe
. Ah, they were waiting for the catastrophe
Welland communicated to him in horrified undertones the details of the catastrophe
. It appeared that the evening before something dreadful and mysterious had happened.
The handbills of the selectmen would cause the commitment of all the vagabonds in the State; the paragraph in the Parker's Falls Gazette would be reprinted from Maine to Florida, and perhaps form an item in the London newspapers; and many a miser would tremble for his money bags and life, on learning the catastrophe
"Nor is there an end of mine," remarked Challenger, "for science is not dead, and this catastrophe
in itself will offer us many most absorbing problems for investigation."
In his uneasiness Huck found himself drawing closer and closer to the alley; fearing all sorts of dreadful things, and momentarily expecting some catastrophe
to happen that would take away his breath.
When the news of this catastrophe
spread from State to State the minds of the Women were violently agitated.