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Suddenly, however, he became aware of a small black spot far ahead in the very middle of the unencumbered track.
The thought seemed to produce the dreaded object, for next moment a large hummock appeared right ahead.
THE GIANT OF THE NORTHR.M. BALLANTYNE
I was right, so it seems, about getting ashore before the enemy could see to shoot out to sea.
When it was too late, I could think of half a dozen ways we might have avoided getting held up.
RAW GOLDBERTRAND W. SINCLAIR
No doubt these very batteries are now getting back into concealed positions where our ships' guns will not be able to find them.
But there was no shadow ahead of him this night; there was no somber thing to bend down the high serenity of his happy heart.
THE BONDBOYGEORGE W. (GEORGE WASHINGTON) OGDEN
Each seems satisfied with the way his own branch is getting on: Winter is the quicker worker.
Neither of us spoke again, and at length the squat log buildings of Pend d' Oreille loomed ahead of us in the night.
RAW GOLDBERTRAND W. SINCLAIR
He did not think of the matter again till just as he was getting into bed, when he noticed a red stain upon his handkerchief.
I've been sailing one way for ever so long, because I don't know how to turn around; but there's a landing-place just ahead.
DAVY AND THE GOBLINCHARLES E. CARRYL

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