Taking a firm hold of the roots of the seaweed
with my left hand, I laid myself down over the brink, and felt with my right hand under the overhanging edges of the rock.
I tell you I saw it just as you described it,--saw the bottom of the sea, even the colour of the seaweed
, the holes in the rocks."
One day, however, as he was lying half asleep in the warm water somewhere off the Island of Juan Fernandez, he felt faint and lazy all over, just as human people do when the spring is in their legs, and he remembered the good firm beaches of Novastoshnah seven thousand miles away, the games his companions played, the smell of the seaweed, the seal roar, and the fighting.
Clam-eater!" He knew that Sea Vitch never caught a fish in his life but always rooted for clams and seaweed; though he pretended to be a very terrible person.
When they began feeding again Kotick saw that their upper lip was split into two pieces that they could twitch apart about a foot and bring together again with a whole bushel of seaweed between the splits.
The smallest rock in the tropical seas, by giving a foundation for the growth of innumerable kinds of seaweed
and compound animals, supports likewise a large number of fish.
It had been a great vessel of three masts but had lain so long exposed to the injuries of the weather that it was hung about with great webs of dripping seaweed
, and on the deck of it shore bushes had taken root and now flourished thick with flowers.
And very soon the parrot saw them again, coming up behind, dragging the onions through the waves in big nets made of seaweed
Also, we found several kinds of seaweed
that were good to eat.
Her final employment was to gather seaweed
of various kinds, and make herself a scarf or mantle, and a head-dress, and thus assume the aspect of a little mermaid.
Their next business is from herbs, minerals, gums, oils, shells, salts, juices, seaweed
, excrements, barks of trees, serpents, toads, frogs, spiders, dead men's flesh and bones, birds, beasts, and fishes, to form a composition, for smell and taste, the most abominable, nauseous, and detestable, they can possibly contrive, which the stomach immediately rejects with loathing, and this they call a vomit; or else, from the same store-house, with some other poisonous additions, they command us to take in at the orifice above or below (just as the physician then happens to be disposed) a medicine equally annoying and disgustful to the bowels; which, relaxing the belly, drives down all before it; and this they call a purge, or a clyster.
The red of the grass made all the great prairie the colour of winestains, or of certain seaweeds
when they are first washed up.