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The Oregon Trail: Sketches of Prairie and Rocky-mountain Life
Affichage du livre entier - 1920
The Oregon Trail: Sketches of Prairie and Rocky-Mountain Life
Affichage du livre entier - 1898
American Fur Company animals antelope approached Arapahoes band of horses bank began Bent's Fort Black Hills broken buffalo buffalo-robes bull bushes camp Captain close crowd Dahcotah dark Delorier distance Edited emigrants encamped enemy eyes face farther fire followed foot Fort Laramie Fort Leavenworth forward galloped grass grizzly bear ground half hand head Henry Chatillon horses hour hunter Indians Jean Gras journey killed length lodge looked meadow meat ment miles Missouri morning mountains mounted mule night Ogillallah Oregon Trail Parkman party passed Pawnees pipe plain Platte prairie ravine Raymond rest Reynal riding rifle river rocks Rocky Rocky Mountains rode rose saddle Santa Fé scarcely scene seated seemed Shaw side sight smoke soon squaw stood stream tall tent Tête Rouge tion traders trappers trees turned village wagons warriors whole wild wolves woods young
Page 28 - A man so various, that he seemed to be Not one, but all mankind's epitome : Stiff in opinions, always in the wrong, Was everything by starts, and nothing long; But, in the course of one revolving moon, Was chemist, fiddler, statesman, and buffoon ; Then all for women, painting, rhyming, drinking, Besides ten thousand freaks that died in thinking.
Page 261 - Every line save one of this description was more than verified here. There were no ' dwellings of the mountaineer ' among these heights. Fierce savages, restlessly wandering through summer and winter, alone invade them. ' Their hand is against every man, and every man's hand against them.
Page 6 - Though sluggards deem it but a foolish chase, And marvel men should quit their easy chair, The toilsome way, and long, long league to trace, Oh! there is sweetness in the mountain air, And Life, that bloated Ease can never hope to share.
Page 100 - LARS PORSENA of Clusium By the Nine Gods he swore That the great house of Tarquin Should suffer wrong no more. By the Nine Gods he swore it, And named a trysting day, And bade his messengers ride forth, East and west and south and north, To summon his array.
Page 306 - Ten of them were sheathed in steel. With belted sword and spur on heel: They quitted not their harness bright, Neither by day nor yet by night...
Page 288 - ... one vast host of buffalo. The outskirts of the herd were within a quarter of a mile. In many parts they were crowded so densely together that in the distance their rounded backs presented a surface of uniform blackness...
Page 206 - Oh, who can tell, save he whose heart hath tried, And danced in triumph o'er the waters wide, The exulting sense...
Page 9 - The prairies had been his school; he could neither read nor write, but he had a natural refinement and delicacy of mind, such as is rare even in women. His manly face was a mirror of uprightness, simplicity, and kindness of heart; he had, moreover, a keen perception of character, and a tact that would preserve him from flagrant error in any society.
Page 136 - One touch to her hand, and one word in her ear, When they reached the hall door, and the charger stood near; So light to the croupe the fair lady he swung, So light to the saddle before her he sprung ! — "She is won ! we are gone, over bank, bush, and scaur ! They'll have fleet steeds that follow !
Page 265 - Arapahoes take them at their word, help themselves most liberally, and usually turn their horses into the cornfields afterward. They have the foresight, however, to leave enough of the crops untouched to serve as an inducement for planting the fields again for their benefit in the next spring. The human race in this part of the world is separated into three divisions, arranged in the order of their merits: white men, Indians, and Mexicans; to the latter of whom the honorable title of 'whites