The minute-hand of the watch moved on half-way to thirty, and still the white heaving
sea was a misty blank.
When the quiet of the garret had been long undisturbed, and his heaving
breast and shaken form had long yielded to the calm that must follow all storms--emblem to humanity, of the rest and silence into which the storm called Life must hush at last--they came forward to raise the father and daughter from the ground.
Again the Ghost sped on, above the black and heaving
sea -- on, on -- until, being far away, as he told Scrooge, from any shore, they lighted on a ship.
Peggotty, who had released my hand, and put his own hand on his heaving
chest; 'she attended to my Em'ly, lying wearied out, and wandering betwixt whiles, till late next day.