Often he had to cross and recross the rushing torrent, as it wound foaming and roaring down its broken channel
, or was walled by perpendicular precipices; and imminent was the hazard of breaking the legs of the horses in the clefts and fissures of slippery rocks.
The fact of having inspired a passion on the other side of the Channel
will henceforth confer a title to beauty on this.
As the original design was to cross the British Channel
, and alight as near Paris as possible, the voyagers had taken the precaution to prepare themselves with passports directed to all parts of the Continent, specifying the nature of the expedition, as in the case of the Nassau voyage, and entitling the adventurers to exemption from the usual formalities of office : unexpected events, however, rendered these passports superfluous.
The sorapus nutshell had proved a false prophet, and, after all, my intuition had been correct--it was the left-hand channel
that I should have followed.
The island is separated from the African coast only by a channel
, the greatest width of which is but thirty miles.
There was another, later, however, that would bring her to the Channel
port in time to reach the address the stranger had given her husband before the appointed hour.
But peace upon the Channel
has been but a transitory thing since August, 1914.
That cursed Channel
passage--I tremble in my inmost stomach when I think of it.
The last of a strong ebb was running out in channel
in the teeth of an ocean breeze of forty miles an hour.
But such a gale was blowing that I did not dare attempt to land, and so we passed to the north of them, skirted Land's End, and entered the English Channel
On the first day she was able to go for a drive Gilbert took her down to Four Winds Point, and left her there while he rowed over the channel
to see a patient at the fishing village.
We see Britain separated by a shallow channel
from Europe, and the mammals are the same on both sides; we meet with analogous facts on many islands separated by similar channels