The offspring from the first cross between two pure breeds is tolerably and sometimes (as I have found with pigeons) extremely uniform, and everything seems simple enough; but when these mongrels are crossed
one with another for several generations, hardly two of them will be alike, and then the extreme difficulty, or rather utter hopelessness, of the task becomes apparent.
We crossed the Luxan, which is a river of considerable size, though its course towards the sea-coast is very imperfectly known: it is even doubtful whether, in passing over the plains, it is not evaporated and lost.
Neither the boasted alameda, nor the scenery, is at all comparable with that of Santiago; but to those who, coming from Buenos Ayres, have just crossed the unvaried Pampas, the gardens and orchards must appear delightful.
The solitary hovel which bears the imposing name of Villa Vicencio, has been mentioned by every traveller who has crossed the Andes.
We crossed the Upsallata range, and at night slept at the custom-house -- the only inhabited spot on the plain.
The next day we crossed the plain, and followed the course of the same great mountain stream which flows by Luxan.
In the course of this day we crossed some of the worst passes in the Cordillera, but their danger has been much exaggerated.
Forsaking the main road, they crossed Wild Water on a narrow bridge and continued along an ancient, rutted road that ran beside an equally ancient worm-fence of split redwood rails.
He broke off, stared all about, studying the configuration of the meadow, crossed it to the redwood trees beyond, then came back.
I returned to the church, and walked round it till I came to the back of the building; then crossed
the boundary wall beyond, by another of the stone stiles, and found myself at the head of a path leading down into a deserted stone quarry.
Goals are produced from first-touch shots off the crossed
ball, from defensive mistakes that leave the ball on the floor in the box, and from poor defensive clearances that leave the ball farther out, but still in good secondary shooting zones.