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I was hurt across the back by the fall of the horse, and there I had to lie until I felt better.
The Northwest Company, acting feebly and partially upon the suggestions of its former agent, Sir Alexander Mackenzie, had pushed one or two advanced trading posts across the Rocky Mountains, into a tract of country visited by that enterprising traveller, and since named New Caledonia.
Among the queer incidents of that afternoon, March always remembered something almost comical about the clear picture of the old gentleman in his wonderful white hat carefully stepping from stone to stone across the river, like a figure crossing the traffic in Piccadilly.
Then the Lion put his strong front legs against the tree and pushed with all his might, and slowly the big tree tipped and fell with a crash across the ditch, with its top branches on the other side.
Then, with Woola following, I hastened across the open after the black dator.
It is the glow-worm that shines in the night-time and is black in the morning; it is the white breath of the oxen in winter; it is the little shadow that runs across the grass and loses itself at sunset.
Armed men rushed from the interior of many a hut and raced madly across the clearing toward the excited sentry.
Vas Kor's destination lay in Greater Helium, which lies some seventy-five miles across the level plain from Lesser Helium.
Try a turn with me," Ridley called across to Rachel.
Mugambi pointed out across the plain to where a white-robed force of mounted men was now distinctly visible.
Then at last the long journey drew to its close and he was passing through the last stretch of heavy forest that bounded his estate upon the east, and then this was traversed and he stood upon the plain's edge looking out across his broad lands towards his home.
It all happened in the thirteenth century, and while it was happening it shook England from north to south and from east to west; and reached across the channel and shook France.
Major Harrison leaned across the table towards them.
Resolving to have his fun first, and to look over the brickyard afterward, he rode on up the hill, prospecting for a way across country to get to the knolls.
He lifted the edge of the blanket with his nose and crawled across the shoulder until he was altogether inside.