Yea, and some of these last philosophers are even now going to Africa to try to find men they have heard tell of, who still have tails and are jumping and climbing somewhere in the regions around the undiscovered sources of the Nile.
There was about fifty-six men missing; a number drowned jumping into the boats; the sea ran so high that the boats could scarce live. The commander had a strong resulution, for he said he would sooner go down in the ship than he wold quid her. All the officers left in the ship was the commander, the carpenter, one midshipman, and myself.
"Enough, enough, my good Poussette!" cried Ringfield, jumping up as he heard feminine voices nearing their retreat. "Your virtuous resolutions do you credit, and may you be enabled to perform and carry them through if not to the letter at least in the spirit." "And you don't think me bad, low kind of garçon, eh?" "I do not, indeed."
They are political offenders disguised as Greeks, who do not wish their movements to be known;" said the sharp-witted boatman, jumping at a conclusion. "I'll undertake to serve you and them not forgetting myself and, I trust, that they will make it worth my while." "No fear of that," the padrone was saying, when the Greek's voice summoned him aft.
"Not rocks, sir geological specimens," rejoined the professor with immense dignity, "and great Huxley! Under your foot, sir! Under your foot!" "What is it, a snake?" yelled the farmer, jumping backward as the scientist dashed at him with a wild expression.
I'll give you to Markeld with a clear conscience, my dear, when the time comes, and bless you both. That is, if you really love him." "Oh, dad!" she cried and hid her face; there is one light in the eyes which none but a lover may see! "Quite sure?" he persisted. "Quite sure!" she said, softly. "You're sure you're not jumping in the dark; it isn't the Prince you're in love with?"
"Oh, it's you, Maddie, is it?" said Alice, jumping from the window and taking the hand of the new-comer. "But it was a pity to get so wet. I'm glad you've come. We'll keep house together till it clears away, and then maybe we'll have a nice walk. First we must dry your clothes, though."
The prospect was so hopeless, and the poor lad so wearied with anxiety and wakeful nights, that he was almost asleep when he was startled by the church clock striking nine; and jumping up he ran home. His heart beat heavily as he crossed the threshold; but his mother was still absorbed by thoughts of Bessy, and he went to bed unquestioned.
Three wardens jumped out from a corner of the prison; they ran side by side, stretching out their right hands. One of the soldiers rushed in front of them; the other ran around the horse, unsuccessfully trying to vault on the refractory animal, which kept jumping about. The whistles incessantly cut the air, their alarming, desperate shrieks aroused a consciousness of danger in the woman.