Fifteen miles of western course brought them, on the following day, down into an intervening plain, well stocked with buffalo.
On the morning of the 9th of September, the travellers parted company with their Indian friends, and continued on their course to the west.
This last mentioned place was first discovered by Colter, a hunter belonging to Lewis and Clarke's exploring party, who came upon it in the course of his lonely wanderings, and gave such an account of its gloomy terrors, its hidden fires, smoking pits, noxious streams, and the all-pervading "smell of brimstone," that it received, and has ever since retained among trappers, the name of "Colter's Hell!"
While thus encamped, he beheld in the course of the afternoon a long line of horsemen descending the slope of the hills on the opposite side of the Popo Agie.
I was sorry for Ginger, but of course I knew very little then, and I thought most likely she made the worst of it; however, I found that as the weeks went on she grew much more gentle and cheerful, and had lost the watchful, defiant look that she used to turn on any strange person who came near her; and one day James said, "I do believe that mare is getting fond of me, she quite whinnied after me this morning when I had been rubbing her forehead."
This was a little joke of John's; he used to say that a regular course of "the Birtwick horseballs" would cure almost any vicious horse; these balls, he said, were made up of patience and gentleness, firmness and petting, one pound of each to be mixed up with half a pint of common sense, and given to the horse every day.
, ma'am; it was only that I thought a little girl here might--might brighten things up for you," she faltered.
"Oh, the wine is to blame, of course
. I confess to you, prince, as I would to Providence itself.
There is no need to follow, step by step, the progression by which Sylvia Joy and I, though such new acquaintances, became in the course
of a day or two even more intimate than many old friends.
it was trying, but you simply had to follow his lead, and if you could prove to him that you were getting loose for your tree he let you stodge.
"Honduras, as you of course
know, is a republic of Central America, and it gets its name from something that happened on the fourth voyage of Columbus.
First it marked out a race-course, in a sort of circle, (`the exact shape doesn't matter,' it said,) and then all the party were placed along the course
, here and there.
"It's the new setting: of course
it shows the stone beautifully, but it looks a little bare to old-fashioned eyes," Mrs.
At the approach of danger there are always two voices that speak with equal power in the human soul: one very reasonably tells a man to consider the nature of the danger and the means of escaping it; the other, still more reasonably, says that it is too depressing and painful to think of the danger, since it is not in man's power to foresee everything and avert the general course
of events, and it is therefore better to disregard what is painful till it comes, and to think about what is pleasant.
She was living when George sailed on the Four Sisters, but of course
we do not know what may have happened since.