The picture describes a story about a traveler who encounters a terrible storm and because he cannot see very well through the rain, he falls into a ditch and breaks his leg. He sits in the ditch through the night, and when dawn breaks, he notices a broken bridge just ahead. He rejoices that he had fallen when he did instead of trying to cross a broken bridge.

'Tis All for the Best

The picture describes a story about a traveler who encounters a terrible storm and because he cannot…

"The tempest howls, the winds tremendous blow, / Whate'er bends not will surely be laid low: / Ofttimes 'tis vain to stem the current tide, / And when it dashes on, then step aside; / Or meekly, reed-like, bending to the storm, / The traveler thus will save himself from harm: / The stubborn traveler braves the storm in vain, / Its fury lays him prostate on the plain."—Barber, 1857

Better Bend than Break

"The tempest howls, the winds tremendous blow, / Whate'er bends not will surely be laid low: / Ofttimes…

A storm composed of sand. It occurs when the air over the sand becomes hot, and rises. The differences in air pressure and temperature allow the cooler winds to rush in.

Dust Storm

A storm composed of sand. It occurs when the air over the sand becomes hot, and rises. The differences…

"Incident in the march of General Banks's Division during a storm in Western Maryland." — Frank Leslie, 1896

March of General Banks

"Incident in the march of General Banks's Division during a storm in Western Maryland." — Frank Leslie,…

An illustration of a girl being blown by extremely strong winds and rain.

Girl Being Blown by Storm

An illustration of a girl being blown by extremely strong winds and rain.

A girl walking in the rain, holding an umbrella.

Girl with Umbrella

A girl walking in the rain, holding an umbrella.

An illustration of a small group walking through a rain storm.

Group Walking through Storm

An illustration of a small group walking through a rain storm.

"The ship is sunk - he's wrecked at last at sea, / His life to guard in his extremity, / He binds around him his life-preserver, / Which buoys him safely above the water, / So if his float is lost, yet still he'll swim; / Some ship that's sailing by may take him in."—Barber, 1857

Hope for the Best, Prepare for the Worst

"The ship is sunk - he's wrecked at last at sea, / His life to guard in his extremity, / He binds around…

"Indra, the god of heaven, of thunder, lightning, storm, and rain." —Bulfinch, 1897

Indra

"Indra, the god of heaven, of thunder, lightning, storm, and rain." —Bulfinch, 1897

Lear, Kent, and the Fool.

King Lear and the Fool

Lear, Kent, and the Fool.

An illustration of a flash of lightning.

Lightning Strike

An illustration of a flash of lightning.

An illustration of a man and woman battling against a rainstorm.

Man & Woman Caught in Rainstorm

An illustration of a man and woman battling against a rainstorm.

A scene from the book The Young Wrecker, showing the hero Fred Ransom as he "plunged into the arms of a man at the helm." -Bache, 1865

A Man and a Boat on a Ship

A scene from the book The Young Wrecker, showing the hero Fred Ransom as he "plunged into the arms of…

An illustration of a man driving a stage coach during a snow storm.

Man Driving Stagecoach

An illustration of a man driving a stage coach during a snow storm.

An illustration of a man hiding in a cave which a storm churns outside.

Man in Cave

An illustration of a man hiding in a cave which a storm churns outside.

"The ship is wrecked upon a rocky coast, / And all the sailors but these two are lost; / As one is sinking in the foaming waves, / A plank comes floating by - his life it saves; / The other's, on a float, without an or, / But friendly breezes waft them both on shore."—Barber, 1857

Man's Extremity, is God's Opportunity

"The ship is wrecked upon a rocky coast, / And all the sailors but these two are lost; / As one is sinking…

Rain falling over a town and a person with an umbrella.

Rain

Rain falling over a town and a person with an umbrella.

An illustration of ships caught in a hurricane.

Ships in Hurricane

An illustration of ships caught in a hurricane.

The romantisit, J. William Turner, was famous for his drawings and watercolors. This painting expresses both of those techniques.

The Shipwreck

The romantisit, J. William Turner, was famous for his drawings and watercolors. This painting expresses…

An illustration of a group of men and women walking in a rain storm.

Walking in Rain

An illustration of a group of men and women walking in a rain storm.

"Waterspouts are whirlwinds occurring on the sea or on lakes. When fully formed they appear as tall as pillars of clouds stretching from the sea to the sky, whirling round their axes, and exhibiting the progressive movement of the whole mass precisely as in the case of the dust whirlwind." -Lupton

Waterspouts

"Waterspouts are whirlwinds occurring on the sea or on lakes. When fully formed they appear as tall…