1 You are no longer the biggest bit of the ferment.
2 "I am glad you are as small a bit as you are," I said.
3 "I am still a bit of the ferment, you see," he wrote a little later.
4 She was like a bit of Dresden china, and I was continually impressed with what I may call her fragility.
5 Oh, just to be alive, to be living and doing, to be the biggest bit of the ferment to the end, to eat you.
6 I studied her myself, and though it was I who maintained the conversation, I know that I was a bit shy, not quite self-possessed.
7 Long I looked at her, dwelling upon that one visible bit of her as only a man would who deemed it the most precious thing in the world.
8 Could we but find time and opportunity and utilize the last bit and every bit of the unborn life that is in us, we could become the fathers of nations and populate continents.
9 They were awed by what they had already seen of Wolf Larsen's character, while the tale of woe they speedily heard in the forecastle took the last bit of rebellion out of them.
10 So it would seem; and the curse of it is that I must lie here, conscious, mentally unimpaired, knowing that the lines are going down, breaking bit by bit communication with the world.
11 It smelled sour and musty, and by the dim light of the swinging sea-lamp I saw every bit of available wall-space hung deep with sea-boots, oilskins, and garments, clean and dirty, of various sorts.
12 Look at him, Hump," Wolf Larsen said to me, "look at this bit of animated dust, this aggregation of matter that moves and breathes and defies me and thoroughly believes itself to be compounded of something good; that is impressed with certain human fictions such as righteousness and honesty, and that will live up to them in spite of all personal discomforts and menaces.