At a respectful distance from this unusual show, were gathered divers groups of curious idlers; some admiring the blood and bone of the high-mettled military charger, and others gazing at the preparations
, with the dull wonder of vulgar curiosity.
During these days of preparation
, Queequeg and I often visited the craft, and as often I asked about Captain Ahab, and how he was, and when he was going to come on board his ship.
In fact, she dismissed the matter from her mind, without a second thought; and being occupied in preparations
for an evening visit, it passed out of her thoughts entirely.
I told him that this was a sort of miracle that required a trifle of preparation
, and that it would be sudden death to ever talk about these preparations
of the retiring commandant's have started it up.
After a brief rest at Hamburg, we made preparations
for a long pedestrian trip southward in the soft spring weather, but at the last moment we changed the program, for private reasons, and took the express-train.
He laid off his coat and hat and began his preparations
The wedding was no distant event, as the parties had only themselves to please, and nothing but the necessary preparations
to wait for; and when he set out for Bath again, there was a general expectation, which a certain glance of Mrs.
He had already locked up his safe, and made preparations
for going home.
Conseil," said I again, beginning with feverish hands to make preparations
for my departure.
So far as one can ascertain from the conflicting accounts that have been put forth, the majority of them remained busied with preparations
in the Horsell pit until nine that night, hurrying on some operation that disengaged huge volumes of green smoke.
Night came, and with it the preparation
for departure, and these preparations
served to conceal Dantes' agitation.