1 Not having power to work sails, have to run before wind.
2 The wind was steady, and as we ran before it there was no yawing.
3 There was springing up a choppy wind, and I could not leave the helm.
4 Here and there are silver threads where the rivers wind in deep gorges through the forests.
5 The keen wind still carried the howling of the dogs, though this grew fainter as we went on our way.
6 At the end of it is a buoy with a bell, which swings in bad weather, and sends in a mournful sound on the wind.
7 My watch was still unwound, and I am rigorously accustomed to wind it the last thing before going to bed, and many such details.
8 Moreover, the walls of my castle are broken; the shadows are many, and the wind breathes cold through the broken battlements and casements.
9 The wind had by this time backed to the east, and there was a shudder amongst the watchers on the cliff as they realized the terrible danger in which she now was.
10 I was filled with anxiety about Lucy, not only for her health, lest she should suffer from the exposure, but for her reputation in case the story should get wind.
11 Though we were in shelter, we could hear the rising wind, for it moaned and whistled through the rocks, and the branches of the trees crashed together as we swept along.
12 The wind roared like thunder, and blew with such force that it was with difficulty that even strong men kept their feet, or clung with grim clasp to the iron stanchions.
13 The wind fell away entirely during the evening, and at midnight there was a dead calm, a sultry heat, and that prevailing intensity which, on the approach of thunder, affects persons of a sensitive nature.
14 Between her and the port lay the great flat reef on which so many good ships have from time to time suffered, and, with the wind blowing from its present quarter, it would be quite impossible that she should fetch the entrance of the harbour.
15 I turned to run down again towards the vault, where I might find the new entrance; but at the moment there seemed to come a violent puff of wind, and the door to the winding stair blew to with a shock that set the dust from the lintels flying.
16 The sound was taken up by another dog, and then another and another, till, borne on the wind which now sighed softly through the Pass, a wild howling began, which seemed to come from all over the country, as far as the imagination could grasp it through the gloom of the night.
17 The wind suddenly shifted to the north-east, and the remnant of the sea-fog melted in the blast; and then, mirabile dictu, between the piers, leaping from wave to wave as it rushed at headlong speed, swept the strange schooner before the blast, with all sail set, and gained the safety of the harbour.
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