1 It takes a lot of water, and running strong, to sweep the outside edge of a river clear.
2 This took him some time; for he would then have to be carried over the river in some way.
3 Here and there are silver threads where the rivers wind in deep gorges through the forests.
4 However, the ship went out on the ebb tide; and was doubtless by morning far down the river mouth.
5 The Roumanians were wild, and wanted me right or wrong to take out the box and fling it in the river.
6 The little river, the Esk, runs through a deep valley, which broadens out as it comes near the harbour.
7 This he was to give in charge to a certain Petrof Skinsky, who dealt with the Slovaks who traded down the river to the port.
8 A thin mist began to creep up from the river, and it grew, and grew; till soon a dense fog enveloped the ship and all around her.
9 I have examined the map and find that the river most suitable for the Slovaks to have ascended is either the Pruth or the Sereth.
10 They were more than kind and courteous, and took us at once on board the Czarina Catherine, which lay at anchor out in the river harbour.
11 He must, indeed, have been that Voivode Dracula who won his name against the Turk, over the great river on the very frontier of Turkey-land.
12 We have no fear in running at good speed up the river at night; there is plenty of water, and the banks are wide enough apart to make steaming, even in the dark, easy enough.
13 When the box was on land, before sunrise or after sunset, he came out from his box, met Skinsky and instructed him what to do as to arranging the carriage of the box up some river.
14 Here, as we are rushing along through the darkness, with the cold from the river seeming to rise up and strike us; with all the mysterious voices of the night around us, it all comes home.
15 From the height where we were it was possible to see a great distance; and far off, beyond the white waste of snow, I could see the river lying like a black ribbon in kinks and curls as it wound its way.
16 Mr. Morris and Dr. Seward were off on their long ride before we started; they are to keep up the right bank, far enough off to get on higher lands where they can see a good stretch of river and avoid the following of its curves.
17 Sometimes we saw little towns or castles on the top of steep hills such as we see in old missals; sometimes we ran by rivers and streams which seemed from the wide stony margin on each side of them to be subject to great floods.
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