Some have been puzzled to tell how the shore became so regularly paved.
Whoever camps for a week in summer by the shore of a pond, needs only bury a pail of water a few feet deep in the shade of his camp to be independent of the luxury of ice.
We came into this creek in the evening, resolving to swim on shore as soon as it was dark, and discover the country; but as soon as it was quite dark, we heard such dreadful noises of the barking, roaring, and howling of wild creatures, of we knew not what kinds, that the poor boy was ready to die with fear, and begged of me not to go on shore till day.
I had no sooner said so, but I perceived the creature (whatever it was) within two oars' length, which something surprised me; however, I immediately stepped to the cabin door, and taking up my gun, fired at him; upon which he immediately turned about and swam towards the shore again.
The effects of light and shadow all along these shores
are wonderful," agreed Anne.
When she came to the surface again it was to find herself as far from shore
as she had been when she first quitted the prahu, but the craft was now circling far below her, and she set out once again to retrace her way toward the inky mass of shore
line which loomed apparently near and yet, as she knew, was some considerable distance from her.
One night friends from the shore
came out in a skiff and attempted to confuse us while the two Italians escaped.
A second later the canoe shot out upon the bosom of the river and headed toward the opposite shore
and the camp of the Swede.
We made signals of distress to the ship, and though she rode a league off, yet my nephew, the captain, hearing our firing, and by glasses perceiving the posture we lay in, and that we fired towards the shore
, pretty well understood us; and weighing anchor with all speed, he stood as near the shore
as he durst with the ship, and then sent another boat with ten hands in her, to assist us.
The earlier voyagers fancied that the coral-building animals instinctively built up their great circles to afford themselves protection in the inner parts; but so far is this from the truth, that those massive kinds, to whose growth on the exposed outer shores
the very existence of the reef depends, cannot live within the lagoon, where other delicately-branching kinds flourish.
In the course of the day, they saw something moving on the bank among the trees, which they mistook for game of some kind; and, being in want of provisions, pulled toward shore
Upon the shore
behind him a hurried backward glance revealed the presence of the snarling pack.