With that he dashed headforemost
out of the room, amid the merriment of the master and mistress, and to the serious disturbance of Catherine; who could not comprehend how her remarks should have produced such an exhibition of bad temper.
You have been drinking rum; you have had a stroke, precisely as I told you; and I have just, very much against my own will, dragged you headforemost
out of the grave.
The Moor had hardly heard these words when with marvellous quickness he flung himself headforemost
into the sea, where no doubt he would have been drowned had not the long and full dress he wore held him up for a little on the surface of the water.
I could not resist the ludicrousness of the spectacle, and holding my sides I rocked back and forth in the first laughter which had passed my lips in many days; the first, in fact, since the morning Powell had left camp when his horse, long unused, had precipitately and unexpectedly bucked him off headforemost
into a pot of frijoles.
A groan, stifled by the grasp of Porthos, was all the reply of poor Blaisois, for the giant, taking him neck and heels, plunged him into the water headforemost
, pushing him out of the window as if he had been a plank.
Her crew fell twisting and screaming through the air to the water far below, while the cruiser, her propellers still madly churning, dived swiftly headforemost
after them to the bottom of the Sea of Omean.
With a convulsive shudder the thing stiffened, the jaws relaxed, dropping me to the ground, and then, careening once in mid air, the creature plunged headforemost
to the road, full upon Woola, who still clung tenaciously to its gory head.