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The marshes were just a long black horizontal line then, as I stopped to look after him; and the river was just another horizontal line, not nearly so broad nor yet so black; and the sky was just a row of long angry red lines and dense black lines intermixed.
Charles Dickens
Great Expectations, Chapter I   Context
Under the low red glare of sunset, the beacon, and the gibbet, and the mound of the Battery, and the opposite shore of the river, were plain, though all of a watery lead color.
Charles Dickens
Great Expectations, Chapter V   Context
Presently we saw other torches kindled at some distance behind us, and others on the marshes on the opposite bank of the river.
Charles Dickens
Great Expectations, Chapter V   Context
It was pleasant and quiet, out there with the sails on the river passing beyond the earthwork, and sometimes, when the tide was low, looking as if they belonged to sunken ships that were still sailing on at the bottom of the water.
Charles Dickens
Great Expectations, Chapter XV   Context
Now and then, the sound of the signal cannon broke upon us again, and again rolled sulkily along the course of the river.
Charles Dickens
Great Expectations, Chapter XV   Context
As to the convicts, they went their way with the coach, and I knew at what point they would be spirited off to the river.
Charles Dickens
Great Expectations, Chapter XXVIII   Context
Alterations have been made in that part of the Temple since that time, and it has not now so lonely a character as it had then, nor is it so exposed to the river.
Charles Dickens
Great Expectations, Chapter XXXIX   Context
We lived at the top of the last house, and the wind rushing up the river shook the house that night, like discharges of cannon, or breakings of a sea.
Charles Dickens
Great Expectations, Chapter XXXIX   Context
In this strain of consolation, Herbert informed me the invisible Barley would commune with himself by the day and night together; Often, while it was light, having, at the same time, one eye at a telescope which was fitted on his bed for the convenience of sweeping the river.
Charles Dickens
Great Expectations, Chapter XLVI   Context
I had always proposed to myself to get him well down the river in the boat; certainly well beyond Gravesend, which was a critical place for search or inquiry if suspicion were afoot.
Charles Dickens
Great Expectations, Chapter LII   Context
The river, still dark and mysterious, was spanned by bridges that were turning coldly gray, with here and there at top a warm touch from the burning in the sky.
Charles Dickens
Great Expectations, Chapter LIII   Context
It was like my own marsh country, flat and monotonous, and with a dim horizon; while the winding river turned and turned, and the great floating buoys upon it turned and turned, and everything else seemed stranded and still.
Charles Dickens
Great Expectations, Chapter LIV   Context
The night was as dark by this time as it would be until morning; and what light we had, seemed to come more from the river than the sky, as the oars in their dipping struck at a few reflected stars.
Charles Dickens
Great Expectations, Chapter LIV   Context
As we returned towards the setting sun we had yesterday left behind us, and as the stream of our hopes seemed all running back, I told him how grieved I was to think that he had come home for my sake.
Charles Dickens
Great Expectations, Chapter LIV   Context
I looked in all directions, as far as I could stare over the wilderness, and away at the sea, and away at the river, but no house could I make out.
Charles Dickens
David Copperfield, CHAPTER 3. I HAVE A CHANGE   Context
Modern improvements have altered the place; but it was the last house at the bottom of a narrow street, curving down hill to the river, with some stairs at the end, where people took boat.
Charles Dickens
David Copperfield, CHAPTER 11. I BEGIN LIFE ON MY OWN ACCOUNT, AND DON'T LIK   Context
My opinion of the coal trade on that river is, that it may require talent, but that it certainly requires capital.
Charles Dickens
David Copperfield, CHAPTER 17. SOMEBODY TURNS UP   Context
The furniture was rather faded, but quite good enough for me; and, sure enough, the river was outside the windows.
Charles Dickens
David Copperfield, CHAPTER 23. I CORROBORATE Mr. DICK, AND CHOOSE A PROFESSI   Context
If the house, and every one of us, had tumbled out into the river together, I could hardly have received a greater shock.
Charles Dickens
David Copperfield, CHAPTER 34. MY AUNT ASTONISHES ME   Context
She made a great point of being so near the river, in case of a conflagration; and I suppose really did find some satisfaction in that circumstance.
Charles Dickens
David Copperfield, CHAPTER 35. DEPRESSION   Context
In a breath, the river that flows through our Sunday walks is sparkling in the summer sun, is ruffled by the winter wind, or thickened with drifting heaps of ice.
Charles Dickens
David Copperfield, CHAPTER 43. ANOTHER RETROSPECT   Context
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