At the one spot where this torrent tossed its white mane highest, and thundered loudest, and lashed
the big boulders fiercest, the canton had done itself the honor to build the flimsiest wooden bridge that exists in the world.
With these cries, numbers of the women, lashed
into blind frenzy, whirled about, striking and tearing at their own friends until they dropped into a passionate swoon, and were only saved by the men belonging to them from being trampled under foot.
You will allow me, as a private individual, to decline pursuing a subject which has lashed
me to the utmost verge of desperation in my professional capacity.
Then I lashed
the tiller and went below to my own chest, where I got a soft silk handkerchief of my mother's.
Rikki jumped sideways and tried to run in, but the wicked little dusty gray head lashed
within a fraction of his shoulder, and he had to jump over the body, and the head followed his heels close.
But, as good seldom or never comes pure and unmixed, without being attended or followed by some disturbing evil that gives a shock to it, our fortune, or perhaps the curses which the Moor had hurled at his daughter (for whatever kind of father they may come from these are always to be dreaded), brought it about that when we were now in mid-sea, and the night about three hours spent, as we were running with all sail set and oars lashed
, for the favouring breeze saved us the trouble of using them, we saw by the light of the moon, which shone brilliantly, a square-rigged vessel in full sail close to us, luffing up and standing across our course, and so close that we had to strike sail to avoid running foul of her, while they too put the helm hard up to let us pass.
the horses unmercifully with his long whip, and with wild cries of encouragement urged them on to further exertions.