I explained to Antonia how this meant that he was twenty-four
years old, that he must have been there when white men first came, left on from buffalo and Indian times.
His conscience, therefore, usually considered the surest witness to a man's integrity,--his conscience, unless it might be for the little space of five minutes in the twenty-four
hours, or, now and then, some black day in the whole year's circle,--his conscience bore an accordant testimony with the world's laudatory voice.
You would certainly seem to have seen, these twenty-four
hours, a good deal more of it than for some time before.
So, almost every twenty-four
hours, when the watches of the night were set, and the band on deck sentinelled the slumbers of the band below; and when if a rope was to be hauled upon the forecastle, the sailors flung it not rudely down, as by day, but with some cautiousness dropt it to its place, for fear of disturbing their slumbering shipmates; when this sort of steady quietude would begin to prevail, habitually, the silent steersman would watch the cabin-scuttle; and ere long the old man would emerge, griping at the iron banister, to help his crippled way.
In compliance with the standing order of his commander -- to report immediately, and at any one of the twenty-four
hours, any decided change in the affairs of the deck, --Starbuck had no sooner trimmed the yards to the breeze --however reluctantly and gloomily, --than he mechanically went below to apprise Captain Ahab of the circumstance.
At the end of this hog's progress every inch of the carcass had been gone over several times; and then it was rolled into the chilling room, where it stayed for twenty-four
hours, and where a stranger might lose himself in a forest of freezing hogs.
We are only within twenty-four
hours of Canada, they say.
Then added, by command, that at some time during the twenty-four
hours I would consummate the miracle, but would first give a brief notice; by flags on the castle towers if in the daytime, by torch-baskets in the same places if at night.
He said that between fools and guide-books, a man could acquire ignorance enough in twenty-four
hours in a country like this to last him a year.
If they were a mind to allow it, they wouldn't ever have anything to do, year in and year out, but stand up and be hugged and wept on thirty-two hours in the twenty-four
I took passage with Cap- tain Rowe, in the schooner Wild Cat, and, after a sail of about twenty-four
hours, I found myself near the place of my birth.
His heart was now open to Elinor, all its weaknesses, all its errors confessed, and his first boyish attachment to Lucy treated with all the philosophic dignity of twenty-four