He listened with great interest to a new story of Philip's about a man who had a very bad wound in his foot, and cried out so dreadfully with the pain that his friends could bear with him no longer, but put him ashore on a desert island
, with nothing but some wonderful poisoned arrows to kill animals with for food.
Hermod told her straight and plain that he would not do so, at which the Queen grew terribly angry, and said that in that case neither should he have Hadvor, for she would now lay this spell on him, that he should go to a desert island
and there be a lion by day and a man by night.
A COMFORTABLY-APPOINTED, WELL-DRAINED DESERT ISLAND
, NEIGHBOURHOOD OF SOUTH PACIFIC OCEAN PREFERRED.
He belonged to Bagdad, and joined my ship at Balsora, but by mischance he was left behind upon a desert island
where we had landed to fill up our water-casks, and it was not until four hours later that he was missed.
"A man who has been three years biting his nails on a desert island
, Jim, can't expect to appear as sane as you or me.
The doctor experienced some difficulty in guiding his course; he was afraid of being carried toward the east, but, fortunately, a current bore him directly toward the north, and at six o'clock in the evening the balloon alighted on a small desert island
in thirty minutes south latitude, and thirty-two degrees fifty-two minutes east longitude, about twenty miles from the shore.
"Professor, I had set up my workshops upon a desert island
in the ocean.
"I wonder if I could write on a desert island
, with the certainty that no eyes but mine would ever see what I had written."
Some of the young men had found two inscriptions, in English, over a place where two unfortunate mariners had been buried in this desert island
. As the inscriptions were worn out by the time and weather, they were playing the part of "Old Mortality," and piously renewing them.
If it came to being wrecked on a desert island
, I'd prefer Von Blix."
The one exception was a sturdy white-headed boy, standing apart from all the rest on a stool in a corner--a forlorn little Crusoe, isolated in his own desert island
of solitary penal disgrace.
There was so much of this nightmare sense of extension and expansion that he was strangely surprised to come to his desert island