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Here the main force of the current was flung back toward the south shore, and the result of our paddling was that we crossed the current where it was swiftest and narrowest.
They learned all the trails and cow-paths; but nothing delighted them more than to essay the roughest and most impossible rides, where they were glad to crouch and crawl along the narrowest deer-runs, Bob and Mab struggling and forcing their way along behind.
After I left school, I had the narrowest escape possible of intruding myself into another place of accommodation for distinguished people; in other words, I was very nearly being sent to college.
The passion of revenge, being essentially selfish in its nature, is of all passions the narrowest in its range of view.
I had driven up from Newcastle and was within about a mile of Auburn in the darkest and narrowest part of the ravine, looking intently ahead of my horse for the roadway.
Some of the craftiest scoundrels that ever walked this earth, or rather--for walking implies, at least, an erect position and the bearing of a man--that ever crawled and crept through life by its dirtiest and narrowest ways, will gravely jot down in diaries the events of every day, and keep a regular debtor and creditor account with Heaven, which shall always show a floating balance in their own favour.
We know that a hill is not highest at its narrowest part.
The narrowest of its narrow sides overhung the steep green bank of a railway, and was shaken by passing trains.
But the heart refuses to be imprisoned; in its first and narrowest pulses, it already tends outward with a vast force and to immense and innumerable expansions.
She tried all the lowest and narrowest places she could find.
The living thing did I follow; I walked in the broadest and narrowest paths to learn its nature.
In my present dress, when it was held close about me, no man could have passed through the narrowest spaces more easily than I.