If we are well informed, the point of departure
for this surprising journey is to be the island of Zanzibar, upon the eastern coast.
But the directions he had given us about keeping a yellow warehouse on our starboard hand till we opened a white church to the larboard, and then keeping that on the larboard hand till we made a corner three points to the starboard, and that done, then ask the first man we met where the place was: these crooked directions of his very much puzzled us at first, especially as, at the outset, Queequeg insisted that the yellow warehouse --our first point of departure
--must be left on the larboard hand, whereas I had understood Peter Coffin to say it was on the starboard.
She had been greatly, therefore, disappointed in the morning, when Mrs Western had changed her mind on the very point of departure
; and had been in what is vulgarly called a glouting humour ever since.
Athos saw his two friends on the point of departure
, and something like a mist passed before his eyes and weighed upon his heart.
Granet was on the point of departure
. With the passing of his sudden apprehension of danger, his curiosity was awakened.
Mace dismissed his clerk, and found his other guests, too, on the point of departure
. But the last had scarcely left before a servant entered with another despatch.
Strabo saw it navigated: but its decline from the point of departure
, near Bubastes, to the Red Sea was so slight that it was only navigable for a few months in the year.
It is better for us to see the destination we wish to reach, than the point of departure
It was a journey which a rolling stone would make in a few seconds--the lofty point of departure
was visible from the village below in the valley.
Mademoiselle Cormon was thought to be one of the richest persons in the town: the poor lad had therefore been led to love her by desires for material happiness, by the hope, long indulged, of gilding with comfort his mother's last years, by eager longing for the ease of life so needful to men who live by thought; but this most innocent point of departure
degraded his passion in his own eyes.
"It seems to me that the point of departure
of my reason would be this--there can be no doubt that the murderer you pursued was in the gallery." I paused.
In the relief of having this companion, and of feeling that he could trust him, he passed on to both, and both brought him round again, with an increase and acceleration of force, to his point of departure