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To make matters worse, this dangerous river travel could not be done in the dark, and their working day was reduced to the six hours of twilight.
But still the minutes passed by and the hours, and still hours more, and his misery and horror grew and were more and more intense.
On this day for several hours I used my pickaxe vigorously.
For four hours nothing happened, and not a word said, except that now and then she said, 'Keep it up, Boy, keep it up, sweetheart; we'll save him
cried D'Artagnan; "I see fresh tracks; 'tis not a quarter of an hour since they passed this place.
It chanced to be a rush day at Durham's, and all the long morning he limped about with his aching foot; by noontime the pain was so great that it made him faint, and after a couple of hours in the afternoon he was fairly beaten, and had to tell the boss.
At what hour do they hang them, monsieur, if you please?
And if we are to part, a few hours sooner or later, you know, makes no difference.
It was, by my watch, nearly an hour and a half from the time of our leaving the station before I heard the sound of the sea in the distance, and the crunch of our wheels on a smooth gravel drive.
So that, if nothing interfered with its course, it would reach the given point in twenty-two hours.
He accepts, and the pleasant talk and the beer flow for an hour or two, and by and by the professor, properly charged and comfortable, gives a cordial good night, while the students stand bowing and uncovered; and then he moves on his happy way homeward with all his vast cargo of learning afloat in his hold.
The Mongolia had still sixteen hundred and fifty miles to traverse before reaching Bombay, and was obliged to remain four hours at Steamer Point to coal up.