Captain Bonneville, however, discredits, on the whole, the alleged sagacity of the beaver in this particular, and thinks the animal has no other aim than to get the tree down, without any of the subtle calculation as to its mode or direction
However, if Rokoff had not returned to the river, in what direction
had he proceeded?
By signs they made known to Bulan that they did not agree upon the right course to pursue from there on, and that they had decided that it would be best for each to advance a little way in the direction
he thought the right one while Bulan and his five creatures remained where they were.
Waziri's warriors marched at a rapid trot through the jungle in the direction
of the village.
I had not been long on the road, before I noticed that other people-- by twos and threes--appeared to be travelling in the same direction
As I watched them from behind the stem of a huge tree, one of the creatures moved slowly in my direction
, engaged in the occupation that seemed to be the principal business of each of them, and which consisted in running their oddly shaped hands over the surface of the sward, for what purpose I could not determine.
They doubtless were Thark warriors who had been sent out to capture us, and we breathed a great sigh of relief that they were traveling in the opposite direction
They were the footsteps of a creature who walked upon two legs, and though Tarzan could catch no scent spoor from that direction
he knew that a man was approaching.
He beheld, in every direction
south of east, a vast plain, bounded only by the horizon, through which wandered the stream in question, in a south-south-east direction
More in whim than in hope of result, grinning to himself as he did so, Sheldon raised his automatic pistol and in two seconds sent eight shots scattering through the trees in the direction
in which Tudor had disappeared.
Hence, all my Flatland friends -- when I talk to them about the unrecognized Dimension which is somehow visible in a Line -- say, 'Ah, you mean BRIGHTNESS': and when I reply, 'No, I mean a real Dimension', they at once retort, 'Then measure it, or tell us in what direction
it extends'; and this silences me, for I can do neither.
If instead of imagining to ourselves commanders of genius leading the Russian army, we picture that army without any leaders, it could not have done anything but make a return movement toward Moscow, describing an arc in the direction
where most provisions were to be found and where the country was richest.