The voyageurs or boatmen were the rank and file in the service of the trader, and even the hardy "men of the north," those great rufflers and game birds, were fain to be paddled from point to point
of their migrations.
The firelight flickered from point to point
, gleaming on the white and green coats of Gog and Magog, on the sleek, brown head of the beautiful setter basking on the rug, on the picture frames on the walls, on the vaseful of daffodils from the window garden, on Anne herself, sitting by her little table, with her sewing beside her and her hands clasped over her knee while she traced out pictures in the fire--Castles in Spain whose airy turrets pierced moonlit cloud and sunset bar-ships sailing from the Haven of Good Hopes straight to Four Winds Harbor with precious burthen.
Clements to tell me first what had happened after she had left Limmeridge, and so, by watchful questioning, carried her on from point to point
, till we reached the period of Anne's disappearance.
The novice in the military art flew from point to point
, retarding his own preparations by the excess of his violent and somewhat distempered zeal; while the more practiced veteran made his arrangements with a deliberation that scorned every appearance of haste; though his sober lineaments and anxious eye sufficiently betrayed that he had no very strong professional relish for the, as yet, untried and dreaded warfare of the wilderness.
The rock yielded, rolled over, bounded from point to point
, and finally disappeared in the ocean.
The duke had followed with anxiety La Ramee's unspoken soliloquy, reading it from point to point
upon his face.
As I had anticipated, Toby, in spite of his previous remonstrances, followed my example, and dropping himself with the activity of a squirrel from point to point
, he quickly outstripped me and effected a landing at the bottom before I had accomplished two-thirds of the descent.
Suddenly a great cry arose from the roofs of the temples; a cry of alarm and warning that, taken up from point to point
, ran off to the east and to the west, from temple, court, and rampart, until it sounded as a dim echo in the distance.
Adroitly D'Arnot led the conversation from point to point
until the policeman had explained to the interested Tarzan many of the methods in vogue for apprehending and identifying criminals.
Some humour, or some fever in my blood, At other seasons temperate, or some thought That like an adder creeps from point to point
, That like a madman crawls from cell to cell, Poisons my palate and makes appetite A loathing, not a longing.
They have also that other misery of packing and unpacking trunks--of running the distressing gauntlet of custom-houses--of the anxieties attendant upon getting a mass of baggage from point to point
on land in safety.
The worry of nursing her husband had fixed a plaintive frown upon her forehead; she was pale and looked unhappy and more than usually inefficient, and her eyes wandered more vaguely than ever from point to point