1 Her room opened by a side door to the river.
2 "We must cross the river tonight, no mistake," said Tom.
3 I've had one or two of these fellers, and I jest sold 'em down river.'
4 Eliza made her desperate retreat across the river just in the dusk of twilight.
5 The threat that terrifies more than whipping or torture of any kind is the threat of being sent down river.
6 The bell rung, the steamer whizzed, the engine groaned and coughed, and away swept the boat down the river.
7 Her first glance was at the river, which lay, like Jordan, between her and the Canaan of liberty on the other side.
8 "I shall take the straight road to the river," said Haley, decidedly, after they had come to the boundaries of the estate.
9 The poor bleeding heart was still, at last, and the river rippled and dimpled just as brightly as if it had not closed above it.
10 To go thither, to escape across the Ohio river, were the first hurried outlines of her plan of escape; beyond that, she could only hope in God.
11 It was now early spring, and the river was swollen and turbulent; great cakes of floating ice were swinging heavily to and fro in the turbid waters.
12 Now, the road, in fact, was an old one, that had formerly been a thoroughfare to the river, but abandoned for many years after the laying of the new pike.
13 Down she come to the river, and thar was the current running ten feet wide by the shore, and over t other side ice a sawin and a jiggling up and down, kinder as t were a great island.
14 We have ourselves heard this feeling expressed by them, and seen the unaffected horror with which they will sit in their gossipping hours, and tell frightful stories of that "down river," which to them is.
15 "Then it's no account talking," said the woman, suddenly growing quite calm; and, clasping her child tighter in her arms, she sat down on her box, turned her back round, and gazed listlessly into the river.
16 The gray mist of evening, rising slowly from the river, enveloped her as she disappeared up the bank, and the swollen current and floundering masses of ice presented a hopeless barrier between her and her pursuer.
17 The La Belle Riviere, as brave and beautiful a boat as ever walked the waters of her namesake river, was floating gayly down the stream, under a brilliant sky, the stripes and stars of free America waving and fluttering over head; the guards crowded with well-dressed ladies and gentlemen walking and enjoying the delightful day.
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