travel on water propelled by wind or by other means
It was a monstrous big river down there--sometimes a mile and a half wide; we run nights, and laid up and hid daytimes; soon as night was most gone we stopped
navigating and tied up--nearly always in the dead water under a towhead;
I don't hear the dogs and horses yet; you've got time to crowd through the brush and get up the crick a little ways; then you take to the water and
wade down to me and get in--that'll throw the dogs off the scent."
I am the lineal descendant of that infant--I am the rightful Duke of Bridgewater; and here am I,
forlorn, torn from my high estate, hunted of men, despised by the cold world, ragged, worn, heart-broken, and degraded to the companionship of felons on a raft!"
Then the preacher begun to preach, and begun in
earnest, too; and went weaving first to one side of the platform and then the other, and then a-leaning down over the front of it, with his arms and his body going all the time, and shouting his words out with all his might;
feeling or expressing pain or sorrow for sins or offenses
"Oh, come to the mourners' bench! come, black with sin! (amen!) come, sick and sore! (amen!) come, lame and halt and blind! (amen!) come, pore and needy, sunk in shame! (a-a-men!) come, all that's worn and soiled and suffering!--come with a broken spirit! come with a
contrite heart! come in your rags and sin and dirt!
influence or urge by gentle urging, caressing, or flattering
Everybody that could get a chance at him tried their best to
coax him off of his horse so they could lock him up and get him sober; but it warn't no use--up the street he would tear again, and give Sherburn another cussing.
a wicked or evil person; someone who does evil deliberately
"I was your father's friend, and I'm your friend; and I warn you as a friend, and an honest one that wants to protect you and keep you out of harm and trouble, to turn your backs on that
scoundrel and have nothing to do with him, the ignorant tramp, with his idiotic Greek and Hebrew, as he calls it.
a partiality that prevents objective consideration of an issue or situation
They made the king tell his yarn, and they made the old gentleman tell his'n; and anybody but a lot of
prejudiced chuckleheads would a seen that the old gentleman was spinning truth and t'other one lies.
But I soon give up that notion for two things: she'd be mad and
disgusted at his rascality and ungratefulness for leaving her, and so she'd sell him straight down the river again; and if she didn't, everybody naturally despises an ungrateful nigger, and they'd make Jim feel it all the time, and so he'd feel ornery and disgraced.