catastrophe


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Secondly: The ship Union, also of Nantucket, was in the year totally lost off the Azores by a similar onset, but the authentic particulars of this catastrophe I have never chanced to encounter, though from the whale hunters I have now and then heard casual allusions to it.
That infernal girl must have given the signal for some catastrophe.
Like the Odyssey, it has a double thread of plot, and also an opposite catastrophe for the good and for the bad.
Oh," cried Eugenie, "you are a bad physiognomist, if you imagine I deplore on my own account the catastrophe of which you warn me.
Higginbotham's catastrophe, hinting, what the pedlar had discovered in his own dealings with him, that he was a crusty old fellow, as close as a vice.
The simplest words must intimate, but not portray, the unutterable horror of the catastrophe.
It seemed to me that all the things I had known ought to have come down with a crash at the moment of the final catastrophe on the Spanish coast.
I should have been glad if he had fallen in love with Miss Bordereau's maid or, failing this, had taken her in aversion; either event might have brought about some kind of catastrophe, and a catastrophe might have led to some parley.
The disappearance of the Beauforts would leave a considerable void in their compact little circle; and those who were too ignorant or too careless to shudder at the moral catastrophe bewailed in advance the loss of the best ball-room in New York.
He felt that the condition he was in could not continue long, that a catastrophe was coming which would change his whole life, and he impatiently sought everywhere for signs of that approaching catastrophe.
It was then that the catastrophe occurred--a catastrophe indeed to the crew of the Vanator and the kingdom of Gathol.
But to arrange this without catastrophe would need skill and tact; interference from any outside source would be fatal, and Francis meant to interfere