I peeped over the edge of the bank to see the little stream that made the noise; it flowed along perfectly clear over the sand and gravel, cut off from the muddy main current by a long sandbar.
The sandbars, with their clean white beaches and their little groves of willows and cottonwood seedlings, were a sort of No Man's Land, little newly created worlds that belonged to the Black Hawk boys.
Out in the stream the sandbars glittered like glass, and the light trembled in the willow thickets as if little flames were leaping among them.
A tow- head is a sandbar
that has cottonwoods on it as thick as harrow-teeth.
Tom stirred up the other pirates and they all clattered away with a shout, and in a minute or two were stripped and chasing after and tumbling over each other in the shallow limpid water of the white sandbar.
Then he tiptoed his way cautiously among the trees till he felt that he was out of hearing, and straightway broke into a keen run in the direction of the sandbar.
At length he found foothold on a sandbar
, and taking to his heels, whirled the boat after him like a whale when harpooned; so that the hunters were obliged to cast off their rope, with which strange head-gear the venerable bull made off to the prairies.
They took his mind back a long way, to a campfire on a sandbar
in a Western river, and he wished he could go back and sit down with them.
As the dusk deepened, the great beacon cut swathes of light through it, sweeping in a circle over the fields and the harbor, the sandbar
and the gulf.
It would have to be The Sandbar
, Anna Maria Island, Florida, for sundowner cocktails.
Avid surf fishermen stake out remote stretches of beach, and paddle out a bloody jack, stingray or other baitfish beyond the sandbar
We encountered severe electrical storms, woke one morning to find the sandbar
campsite disappearing under water, suffered personal injuries, endured days of isolation, and had to avoid 250,000-tonne ships as they made their way along our route to the sea.