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Page 80 - There runs not a drop of my blood in the veins of any living creature. This called on me for revenge. I have sought it ; I have killed many ; I have fully glutted my vengeance ; for my country 1 rejoice at the beams of peace.
Page 94 - Now I gain the mountain's brow; What a landscape lies below ! No clouds, no vapors, intervene; But the gay, the open scene Does the face of Nature show, In all the hues of heaven's bow! And, swelling to embrace the light, Spreads around beneath the sight.
Page 125 - It was very pretty travelling thus, at a rapid pace along the heights of the mountain in a keen wind, to look down into a valley full of light and softness : catching glimpses, through the tree-tops, of scattered cabins ; children running to the doors ; dogs bursting out to bark, whom we could see without hearing...
Page 125 - ... looking on at their unfinished houses, planning out to-morrow's work ; and we riding onward , high above them, like a whirlwind. It was amusing, too, when we had dined, and rattled down a steep pass , having no other moving power than the weight of the carriages themselves, to see the engine released, long after us, come buzzing down alone...
Page 203 - ... sufficiently master of my faculties to determine ; but upon my seizing my rifle, and facing him, he knocked up the pan of his gun, threw out the priming, and extended his open palm toward me in token of friendship. After putting down our guns, we again met at the. spring, and shook hands. This was Logan — the best specimen of humanity I ever met with, either white or red.
Page 203 - Maclay — who refused to take them, •Hedging that we had been his guests, and did not come to rob him — that the shooting had been only a trial of skill, and the bet merely nominal. Logan drew himself up with great dignity, and said, • Me bet to make you shoot your best — me gentleman, and me take your dollar if me beat.
Page 376 - We crossed this river by a wooden bridge, roofed and covered in on all sides, and nearly a mile in length. It was profoundly dark; perplexed, with great beams crossing and recrossing it at every possible angle ; and through the broad chinks and crevices of the floor the rapid river gleamed, far down below, like a legion of eyes.
Page 78 - Gay was the mountain song, Of bright Alfarata, Where sweep the waters of The blue Juniata ; Strong and true my arrows are, In my painted quiver, Swift goes my light canoe Adown the rapid river.