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Three days they had to wait before the West wind came.
The pilot put up his poles, but took them down again within two hours, as the wind freshened up anew.
So she wasn't easily frightened, whatever happened, and when the wind began to howl and whistle, and the waves began to tumble and toss, our little girl didn't mind the uproar the least bit.
Listen to th' wind wutherin' round the house," she said.
But Juag only seized his paddle more tightly--the paddle that answered the purpose of rudder, and com-menced to assist the wind by vigorous strokes.
Very good, sir,' said Mr Willet, perfectly unmoved; 'then if that was the wind just now, and you'll wait a little time without speaking, you'll hear it say both words very plain.
There is infinite variety in the gales of wind at sea, and except for the peculiar, terrible, and mysterious moaning that may be heard sometimes passing through the roar of a hurricane - except for that unforgettable sound, as if the soul of the universe had been goaded into a mournful groan - it is, after all, the human voice that stamps the mark of human consciousness upon the character of a gale.
It was very dark, and the wind howled horribly around her, but Dorothy found she was riding quite easily.
On turning they faced directly against the wind, and snow was beginning to fall.
The whispers of wind became puffs, the sails filled, the Ghost moved.
If the steering-gear did not give way, if the immense volumes of water did not burst the deck in or smash one of the hatches, if the engines did not give up, if way could be kept on the ship against this terrific wind, and she did not bury herself in one of these awful seas, of whose white crests alone, topping high above her bows, he could now and then get a sickening glimpse -- then there was a chance of her coming out of it.
The peasants say that a cold wind blows in late spring because the oaks are budding, and really every spring cold winds do blow when the oak is budding.