The beginning of this voyage was very prosperous: we were neither annoyed with the diseases of the climate nor distressed with bad weather
, till we doubled the Cape of Good Hope, which was about the end of May.
I never met anybody personally concerned in this affair, the interest of which for us was, of course, not the bad weather
but the extraordinary complication brought into the ship's life at a moment of exceptional stress by the human element below her deck.
Here everything was done that could be devised for their entertainment during three days that they were detained by bad weather
. Comcomly made his people perform antics before them; and his wives and daughters endeavored, by all the soothing and endearing arts of women, to find favor in their eyes.
The jaguar is a noisy animal, roaring much by night, and especially before bad weather
!" observed one of the bearers; "not a pleasant night for a dip in the sea."
On the other hand, in every letter I urge you to be more careful of yourself, and to wrap up yourself warmly, and to avoid going out in bad weather
, and to be in all things prudent.
The captain and his companions had suffered dreadfully from hunger and bad weather
before reaching the Ugogo country.
The fair gentleman, seeing the signs of bad weather
, desired to remain in Mr.
This question disposed of, Kate communicated her uncle's desire about the empty house, to which Mrs Nickleby assented with equal readiness, characteristically remarking, that, on the fine evenings, it would be a pleasant amusement for her to walk to the West end to fetch her daughter home; and no less characteristically forgetting, that there were such things as wet nights and bad weather
to be encountered in almost every week of the year.
For the man that prophesies us bad weather
, on the contrary, we entertain only bitter and revengeful thoughts.
I had not such bad luck in this voyage as I had been used to meet with, and therefore shall have the less occasion to interrupt the reader, who perhaps may be impatient to hear how matters went with my colony; yet some odd accidents, cross winds and bad weather
happened on this first setting out, which made the voyage longer than I expected it at first; and I, who had never made but one voyage, my first voyage to Guinea, in which I might be said to come back again, as the voyage was at first designed, began to think the same ill fate attended me, and that I was born to be never contented with being on shore, and yet to be always unfortunate at sea.
But this heretical doctrine was strongly opposed by the other three, who quoted a great many precedents to show that bad weather
was the very time for such appearances; and Mr Parkes (who had had a ghost in his family, by the mother's side) argued the matter with so much ingenuity and force of illustration, that John was only saved from having to retract his opinion by the opportune appearance of supper, to which they applied themselves with a dreadful relish.