Hunting in the Yellowstone

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Page 199 - Wouldst thou," — so the helmsman answered, "Learn the secret of the sea? Only those who brave its dangers Comprehend its mystery !" In each sail that skims the horizon, In each landward-blowing breeze, I behold that stately galley, Hear those mournful melodies ; Till my soul is full of longing, For the secret of the sea, And the heart of the great ocean Sends a thrilling pulse through me.
Page 53 - And all the time (shaking his fists up and down), the immortal remark made by the Governor of North Carolina to the Governor of South Carolina — DIANA : Your case is nearer than Carolina.
Page 90 - ... set apart for the absolute and undisturbed use and occupation of the Indians herein named, and for such other friendly tribes or individual Indians as from time to time they may be willing, with the consent of the United States, to admit amongst them...
Page 258 - SHOULD you ask me, whence these stories! Whence these legends and traditions, With the odors of the forest, With the dew and damp of meadows, With the curling smoke of wigwams, With the rushing of great rivers, With their frequent repetitions, And their wild reverberations, As of thunder in the mountains...
Page 64 - It is surrounded by a dreary country, resembling the more desolate parts of Cumberland, and consisting of interminable waves of steep low hills, covered with short, withered grass. I went out for a walk on the afternoon of our arrival, and was most disagreeably impressed. I could not get to the top of anything, and consequently could obtain no extended view. I kept continually climbing to the summit of grassy hills, only to find other hills, grassier and higher, surrounding me on all sides. The wind...
Page 90 - ... the United States now solemnly agrees that no persons except those herein designated and authorized so to do, and except such officers, agents, and employes of the government as may be authorized to enter upon Indian reservations in discharge of duties enjoined by law, shall ever be permitted to pass over, settle upon, or reside in the territory described in this article...
Page 141 - ... My friend, perhaps I can help you ;.' and his gentle way of disentangling and patting the leaders as he headed them round in the right direction would have given him a high office under Mr. Bergh. He leisurely examined the embedded wheel, and cast an eye along the road ahead. He then began in rather excited manner to swear, pouring it out louder and more profane, till he utterly eclipsed the most horrid blasphemies I ever heard, piling them up thicker and more .fiendish till it seemed as if the...
Page 63 - Virginia City. Good Lord ! What a name for the place ! We had looked forward to it during the journey as to a sort of haven of rest, a lap of luxury ; a Capua in which to forget our woes and weariness; an Elysium where we might be washed, clean-shirted, rubbed, shampooed, barbered, curled, cooled, and cocktailed. Not a bit of it! Not a sign of Capua about the place! There might have been laps, but there was no luxury. A street of straggling shanties, a bank, a blacksmith's shop, a few dry-goods stores,...
Page 169 - Sunset in a Storm. — The Earl of Dunraven, in an account of his travels, mentions ,with wonder these extraordinary sunset scenes : " Just before sundown, the gorgeous flaunting streamers of bright yellow and red that were suddenly shot out across a lurid sky were most wonderful to behold. If the vivid colors were transferred to canvas with a quarter of their real brilliancy, the eye would be distressed by the representation, and the artist accused of gross exaggeration and of straining after outrageous...
Page 140 - ... and well tired out. The driver looked anxiously ahead at a soft spot in the road, and on at the station, as if calculating whether his team had courage left to haul through. He called kindly to them, cracked his black-snake whip, and all together they strained bravely on. The great van rocked, settled a little on the near side, and stuck fast. With a look of despair the driver got off and laid the lash freely among his team ; they jumped and jerked, frantically tangled themselves up, and at last...

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