It was as if fate had placed him in my way that I might pay my debt before I left the island.
And, in the hope that it would reach the island, where they would find it later, the passengers had taken the precaution to buoy it up.
“My friends,” resumed Smith, “we can no longer doubt the existence of some mysterious being, perhaps a castaway like ourselves, inhabiting our island.
MacDonald's brigade did not indeed stop until they had crossed the swampy isthmus and occupied the island.
But not wantin’ to bother, they’d lay low shun anybody visited the island.
We are governing, and have been governing, the islands in the interests of the Filipinos themselves.
Captain William KEELING discovered the islands in 1609, but they remained uninhabited until the 19th century.
Taiwan is listed after the regular entries because even though the mainland People's Republic of China claims Taiwan, elected Taiwanese authorities de facto administer the island and reject mainland sovereignty claims.
But, Spilett promised, if he should ever obtain a proper weapon, such as one of the guns Pencroff begged for, that he would wage relentless war on all ferocious beasts and rid the island of their presence.
Smoking Bill, a long-silent volcano that rose up from the sea, forming the island, trailed a perpetual cloud of steam from its summit.
While they were waiting impatiently, an incident occurred which redoubled their anxiety to examine the whole island.
Britain took the island in 1762 and vigorously expanded sugar production.
The African Union (AU) initially attempted to resolve the political crisis by applying sanctions and a naval blockade on Anjouan, but in March 2008, AU and Comoran soldiers seized the island.
We might set them all free, and go somewhere in the swamps, and find an island, and live by ourselves; I’ve heard of its being done.
Another bank drove over Ealing, and surrounded a little island of survivors on Castle Hill, alive, but unable to escape.
The UK annexed the island in 1889, but never carried out plans for further exploitation.
The next lines are still more idiomatic, “When Suetonius left the country, they fell upon his troops and retook the island of Anglesea.”
Within a few months of my assuming office we had stamped out the last armed resistance in the Philippines that was not of merely sporadic character; and as soon as peace was secured, we turned our energies to developing the islands in the interests of the natives.
A narrow strip of water, easily crossed, was all that separated the island from the shore.
But, sir, wouldn’t it be as well to explore the island thoroughly before doing anything else?”
“Yes,” added Spilett, “we are going to blow up the island.”
Pencroff and Neb, especially, would have quitted the island with great regret.
How am I," said he, "to pass this sea, and enter the islands?" "
Seychelles Since independence in 1976, per capita output in this Indian Ocean archipelago has expanded to roughly seven times the pre-independence, near-subsistence level, moving the island into the upper-middle income group of countries.
Don Quixote, among other things, told him he ought to be ready to go with him gladly, because any moment an adventure might occur that might win an island in the twinkling of an eye and leave him governor of it.
Arbitration eventually awarded the island to France, which took possession in 1935.
From the 1820s to 1978, members of the CLUNIE-ROSS family controlled the islands and the copra produced from local coconuts.
He rowed without ceasing till the ninth day, when I saw some islands, which gave me hopes that I should escape all the danger that I feared.
Argentina invaded the islands on 2 April 1982.
During the second half of the 19th century and the first half of the 20th century, it gradually added neighboring islands and territories, most with Greek-speaking populations.
He enticed me away from home by a trick, promising me an island, which I am still waiting for."
At length they reached the shore of the ocean, after much travel, and descried the island on which it stood, when the dog swam over, carrying on his back the cat and the rat.
The British captured the island in 1810, during the Napoleonic Wars.
Two-thirds of the 12,000 inhabitants fled the island.
In 1784, the French sold the island to Sweden, who renamed the largest town Gustavia, after the Swedish King GUSTAV III, and made it a free port; the island prospered as a trade and supply center during the colonial wars of the 18th century.
France repurchased the island in 1878 and placed it under the administration of Guadeloupe.
The British garrisoned the island in 1815 to prevent a rescue of Napoleon from Saint Helena and it served as a provisioning station for the Royal Navy's West Africa Squadron on anti-slavery patrol.
France heavily subsidizes the islands to the great betterment of living standards.
In consequence of this British opposition, a conference was assembled in 1878 at Berlin to revise the treaty of San Stefano, chiefly in the interests of the Turkish and Austrian monarchies, the British acquired the island of Cyprus, to which they had no sort of right whatever, and which has never been of the slightest use to them, and Lord Beaconsfield returned triumphantly from the Berlin Conference, to the extreme exasperation of Mr. Gladstone, with what the British were given to understand at the time was Peace with Honour.
The US occupied and reclaimed the island in 1935 until it was abandoned in 1942 during World War II.
The laying of the trans-Pacific cable, which passed through the islands, brought the first residents in 1903.
All operations on the island were suspended and all personnel evacuated in August 2006 with the approach of super typhoon IOKE (category 5), which struck the island with sustained winds of 250 kph and a 6 m storm surge inflicting major damage.
North America is commonly understood to include the island of Greenland, the isles of the Caribbean, and to extend south all the way to the Isthmus of Panama.
Asia usually incorporates all the islands of the Philippines, Malaysia, and Indonesia.
To which Sancho made answer, "By the living God, Sir Knight of the Rueful Countenance, I cannot endure or bear with patience some of the things that your worship says; and from them I begin to suspect that all you tell me about chivalry, and winning kingdoms and empires, and giving islands, and bestowing other rewards and dignities after the custom of knights-errant, must be all made up of wind and lies, and all pigments or figments, or whatever we may call them; for what would anyone think that heard your worship calling a barber's basin Mambrino's helmet without ever seeing the mistake all this time, but that one who says and maintains such things must have his brains addled?
Changes of level in the land must also have been highly influential: a narrow isthmus now separates two marine faunas; submerge it, or let it formerly have been submerged, and the two faunas will now blend or may formerly have blended: where the sea now extends, land may at a former period have connected islands or possibly even continents together, and thus have allowed terrestrial productions to pass from one to the other.
Sitting by the fire in the housekeeper's room, I approached that island in my fancy from every possible direction; I explored every acre of its surface; I climbed a thousand times to that tall hill they call the Spy-glass, and from the top enjoyed the most wonderful and changing prospects.
Besides, as it is in the power of themonarch to raise the island above the region of clouds and vapours,he can prevent the falling of dews and rain whenever he pleases.
18:022:030 He shall deliver the island of the innocent: and it is delivered by the pureness of thine hands.
The country of China, from whence I come, is one of the largest and most powerful kingdoms of the earth, on which depend the remotest islands of this hemisphere, as I have already told you.