Now Tom, about this business of leasing to the English Government the right to manufac- ture that new explosive of yours," began Ned, plunging
into the business at hand.
One arm of the river flowed through a deep, narrow ravine, which its current had worn in the soft rock, directly beneath his feet, forming an effectual defense, as he believed, against any danger from that quarter; the water, a few rods above them, plunging
, glancing, and sweeping along in its most violent and broken manner.
It was so feeble and inconsistent a culmination to the beautiful scenery they had passed through, so hopeless and imbecile a conclusion to the preparation of that long picturesque journey, with its glimpses of sylvan and pastoral glades and canyons, that, as the coach swept down the last incline, and the remorseless monotony of the dead level spread out before them, furrowed by ditches and indented by pits, under cover of shielding their cheeks from the impalpable dust that rose beneath the plunging
wheels, they buried their faces in their handkerchiefs, to hide a few half-hysterical tears.
It might so fascinate him that he would hardly be restrained from plunging
into the surging stream of human sympathies.
Erskine was on the other side; and he then supported it by saying, that though the gentleman had originally harpooned the lady, and had once had her fast, and only by reason of the great stress of her plunging
viciousness, had as last abandoned her; yet abandon her he did, so that she became a loose-fish; and therefore when a subsequent gentleman re-harpooned her, the lady then became that subsequent gentleman's property, along with whatever harpoon might have been found sticking in her.
At once they both flew to her head; but she was a match for them, and went on plunging
, rearing, and kicking in a most desperate manner.
Once crowded in here, the creatures were prisoned, each in a separate pen, by gates that shut, leaving them no room to turn around; and while they stood bellowing and plunging
, over the top of the pen there leaned one of the "knockers," armed with a sledge hammer, and watching for a chance to deal a blow.
Her father, scarce knowing what he did, was plunging
in after her, but was held back by some behind him, who saw that more efficient aid had followed his child.
There was about an average of two dogs to one man; and these sat in expectant attitudes till a spent bone was flung to them, and then they went for it by brigades and divisions, with a rush, and there ensued a fight which filled the prospect with a tumultu- ous chaos of plunging
heads and bodies and flashing tails, and the storm of howlings and barkings deafened all speech for the time; but that was no matter, for the dog-fight was always a bigger interest anyway; the men rose, sometimes, to observe it the better and bet on it, and the ladies and the musicians stretched them- selves out over their balusters with the same object; and all broke into delighted ejaculations from time to time.
We visited the two long, covered wooden bridges which span the green and brilliant Reuss just below where it goes plunging
and hurrahing out of the lake.
This course was strictly followed by bench after bench as Driscoll traveled in his tumultuous and airy flight toward the door; so he left behind him an ever-lengthening wake of raging and plunging
and fighting and swearing humanity.
They sprang away, stumbling over roots and among vines in the dark, no two plunging
in the same direction.