At that time, the steam-traffic on the Thames was far below its present extent, and watermen’s boats were far more numerous.
I was pretty good at most exercises in which country boys are adepts, but as I was conscious of wanting elegance of style for the Thames,—not to say for other waters,—I at once engaged to place myself under the tuition of the winner of a prize-wherry who plied at our stairs, and to whom I was introduced by my new allies.
"I don’t understand you," said I. "Choose your bridge, Mr. Pip," returned Wemmick, "and take a walk upon your bridge, and pitch your money into the Thames over the centre arch of your bridge, and you know the end of it.
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When Buttercup was fifteen, Adela Terrell, of Sussex on the Thames, was easily the most beautiful creature.
William Goldman -- The Princess Bride
I knocked and entered as the last record ceased playing, and the great barge with its jubilant trumpets vanished around a turning on the Thames.