I know not anything of the rest of its passage, but that it receives great increases from many other rivers; that it has several cataracts like the first already described, and that few fish are to be found in it, which scarcity, doubtless, is to be attributed to the river-horses and crocodiles, which destroy the weaker inhabitants of these waters
, and something may be allowed to the cataracts, it being difficult for fish to fall so far without being killed.
Successive nations perchance have drank at, admired, and fathomed it, and passed away, and still its water
is green and pellucid as ever.
Here almost every product of the land and water
bears the unmistakeable stamp of the American continent.
I knew positively that I could never endure to retrace my path now to the point from which I had felt the waters
close above my head.
Northerton no sooner obtained a release from his captivity, as we have seen, than he hasted away to overtake Mrs Waters
; which, as he was a very active nimble fellow, he did at the last-mentioned city, some few hours after Captain Waters
had left her.
While looking for marine animals, with my head about two feet above the rocky shore, I was more than once saluted by a jet of water
, accompanied by a slight grating noise.
To make matters serious, during all the excitement of boarding the junks the Reindeer had not been bailed, and the water
was beginning to slush over the cockpit floor.
They look so snug and so homelike, and at eventide when every thing seems to slumber, and the music of the vesper bells comes stealing over the water
, one almost believes that nowhere else than on the lake of Como can there be found such a paradise of tranquil repose.
The beach was composed largely of small stones worn smooth by the action of water
. There was little sand, though from the deck of the U-33 the beach had appeared to be all sand, and I saw no evidences of mollusca or crustacea such as are common to all beaches I have previously seen.
His tall stature, and his erect posture, enabled him to see much farther than those who were seated in the bottom of the canoe; and he turned his head warily in every direction, frequently bending his body forward, and straining his vision, as if desirous of penetrating the water
that surrounded their boundary of light.
I screamed aloud, and scalded, half blinded, agonised, I staggered through the leaping, hiss- ing water
towards the shore.
It was all very well for Ventvogel to say that he smelt water
, but we could see no signs of it, look which way we would.