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" Winding here and turning there, and rushing fast down this reach, and paddling slowly along that, with each minute a fresh view, the mind is ever on the qui vive, or the boat will go bump on a bank, crash on a rock, or plunge into a tree full of gnats... "
A thousand miles in the Rob Roy canoe on rivers and lakes of Europe - Page 58
by John MacGregor - 1866 - 316 pages
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Every Saturday, Volume 2

Religion - 1866
...Winding here and turning there, with each minute a fresh view, and of new things, he has always to be on the qui vive, or the boat will go bump on a bank, crash on a rock, or plunge into a tree full of spiders. Five or six times a day, too, he hears the well-known rushing noise of a mill-dam. " On coming...
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Brave boys who have become illustrious men of our time

John Maw Darton - 1881
...there, and rushing fast down this reach, and paddling slowly along that, with each minute a fresh view, the mind is ever on the qui vive, or the boat will...skill and tact are needed to bear you along, and where the exertion of either is rewarded at once. I think, also, it promotes decision of character, for you...
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