Then he bent his head in noble silence over his beloved, and devoured her features as those he might never see again.
At this moment was heard a sound like the report of a gun: a large tree whirled down by the flood, struck the plane-tree just below the fork, and cut it in two as promptly as a scythe would go through a carrot.
It drove the upper part along, and, going with it, kept it perpendicular for some time; the white face and glaring eyes of Frederick Coventry sailed past these despairing lovers; he made a wild clutch at them, then sank in the boiling current, and was hurried away.
This appalling incident silenced all who saw it for a moment. Then they began to wail louder than ever.
But Little started to his feet, and cried "Hurrah!"
"Hold your tongues," he roared. "I've got good news for you. The water was over the top windows; now it is an inch lower. The reservoir must be empty by now. The water will go down as fast as it rose. Keep quiet for two minutes, and you will see."
Then no more was heard but the whimpering of the women, and, every now and then, the voice of Little; he hung over the parapet, and reported every half-minute the decline of the water; it subsided with strange rapidity, as he had foreseen.
In three minutes after he had noticed the first decline, he took Grace down through the roof, on the second floor.
was anxious to examine a reported coal-mine which turned
Looking back, I think the major shortcomings of the transition
reopened old wounds. But the dignity with which you met
time, they would get their sea legs and do very well. But
could trust. To them he explained his plans and the rich
well. I didnt say it as well as Lincoln, but I did my best