In this case, both the direction of the heavy gales of wind and of the currents of the sea are favourable to the transport of seeds from Tierra del Fuego, as is shown by the canoes and trunks of trees drifted from that country, and frequently thrown on the shores of the Western Falkland.
In this country nobody goes on foot, and the deer knows man as its enemy only when he is mounted and armed with the bolas.
It is extremely numerous in some parts of the country, but it is difficult to be procured, and never, I believe, comes out of the ground.
After we had passed this desert we came into a country pretty well inhabited--that is to say, we found towns and castles, settled by the Czar with garrisons of stationary soldiers, to protect the caravans and defend the country against the Tartars, who would otherwise make it very dangerous travelling; and his czarish majesty has given such strict orders for the well guarding the caravans, that, if there are any Tartars heard of in the country, detachments of the garrison are always sent to see the travellers safe from station to station.
I thought, long before this, that as we came nearer to Europe we should find the country better inhabited, and the people more civilised; but I found myself mistaken in both: for we had yet the nation of the Tonguses to pass through, where we saw the same tokens of paganism and barbarity as before; only, as they were conquered by the Muscovites, they were not so dangerous, but for rudeness of manners and idolatry no people in the world ever went beyond them.
Bingley with having promised on his first coming into the country
to give a ball at Netherfield.
"Will you bring them here with the Magic Belt, and give them a nice little farm in the Munchkin Country
, or the Winkie Country--or some other place?"
George, the country folk used to tell me--killed a dragon.
And these are the sort of things you may find, I believe, every one of you, in any common English country neighbourhood.
"In this country," remarked the Shaggy Man, "people live wherever our Ruler tells them to.
"There's a freedom and independence in country life that not even the Emerald City can give one.
She heard him speak of his country reverently, almost prayerfully; of the sacrifices which true patriotism must always demand.
Harvey continued, "that such a thing had never happened, so far as I was aware, in any European country. My own words seem to suggest something to me.
But, in three hours travelling, the scene was wholly altered; we came into a most beautiful country; farmers' houses, at small distances, neatly built; the fields enclosed, containing vineyards, corn-grounds, and meadows.
The only inconvenience is, that none of these projects are yet brought to perfection; and in the mean time, the whole country lies miserably waste, the houses in ruins, and the people without food or clothes.