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The instinct of self-preservation is strong even when one, unafraid and in the possession of his highest reasoning faculties, knows that death--positive and unalterable--lies just ahead.
He tried to get one of the Sagoths to move the girl up ahead of him in the slave gang, but the fellow only poked him with his spear and told him that he had selected the girl for his own property--that he would buy her from the Mahars as soon as they reached Phutra.
Nor, because it came up slowly, and because Collins had anticipated the yawn by being one thought ahead of Hannibal in Hannibal's own brain, was the nose rapped.
There remained only one obstacle, the most difficult; if he could cross it ahead of the others he would come in first.
The ape-man, far ahead of him, groped his way along the rocky passage, until he came to the ancient wooden door.
The five paddlers sent the larger boat ahead at a speed that taxed my energies to equal.
We submerged very slowly and without headway more than sufficient to keep her nose in the right direction, and as we went down, I saw outlined ahead of us the black opening in the great cliff.
Sure enough, dead ahead, a long, low coast stretched across our bow.
The spoor showed distinctly that the young woman had been a considerable distance ahead of the Russian at first, though the farther the ape-man continued along the trail the more obvious it became that the man was rapidly overhauling his quarry.
Also he saw the river steamer Apache lying ahead of him, and a couple of deck-hands disentangling the shreds of his net from the paddle-wheel.
The mail is only a mile or two ahead of us; that's one reason why we have to go so slowly.
Passing the infantry pickets, the detachment soon afterward approached two cavalry videttes staring hard into the darkness ahead.