A series of squalls, with hail and thunder, followed one another from the south by south-east, and in order to avoid these as much as possible, the air-fleet came low over the houses, diminishing its range of observation and exposing itself to a rifle attack.
A wind was rising rather strongly from the south-east. It obliged the Vaterland to come about in that direction, and made her roll a great deal as she went to and fro over Manhattan Island.
The regions ruled by the north-east and south-east
Trade Winds are serene.
The frigate skirted the south-east coast of America with great rapidity.
(morally speaking) expire; after that time, Commander Farragut, faithful to his promise, was to turn the course to the south-east and abandon for ever the northern regions of the Pacific.
Having thus prepared all things as well as I was able, I set sail on the twenty-fourth day of September 1701, at six in the morning; and when I had gone about four-leagues to the northward, the wind being at south-east
, at six in the evening I descried a small island, about half a league to the north-west.
It stood on the south-east
side of a hill, but nearer the bottom than the top of it, so as to be sheltered from the north-east by a grove of old oaks which rose above it in a gradual ascent of near half a mile, and yet high enough to enjoy a most charming prospect of the valley beneath.
He would not deign to examine even the masterpieces of Elephanta, or the mysterious hypogea, concealed south-east
from the docks, or those fine remains of Buddhist architecture, the Kanherian grottoes of the island of Salcette.
The sea breeze, as though it had the sooner blown itself out by its unusual violence, was already at an end; it had been succeeded by light, variable airs from the south and south-east
, carrying great banks of fog; and the anchorage, under lee of Skeleton Island, lay still and leaden as when first we entered it.
"Our drift is to the south-east
, or south-south-east, at the rate of at least two miles an hour."
Three months more passed; the north-west monsoon, after its half- year of breath, had given way to the south-east trade; and Jerry still continued to live in the house of Agno and to have the run of the village.
What delayed Agno's plot against Jerry for the half-year of the monsoon was the fact that the season of egg-laying for the megapodes in Bashti's private laying-yard did not begin until the period of the south-east trades.