Cooper's novels, Volum 15

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Stringer and Townsend, 1852
 

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Side 90 - The situation of the fugitives would have still been hazardous had not the area enlarged as the flame encircled them. But by advancing to the spot where the trapper had kindled the grass, they avoided the heat, and in a very few moments the flames began to recede in every quarter, leaving them enveloped in a cloud of smoke, but perfectly safe from the torrent of fire that was still furiously rolling onwards.
Side vi - Wilkins, of the said district, have deposited in this office the title of a book- the right whereof they claim as proprietors in the words following, to wi — pMvras A-óyet* fapttafiiottt lJtiXOÏf LböAEy^hV^j, ХЯ? ' In conformity to the act of the Congress of the United States...
Side 89 - But is this not fatal !" cried the amazed Middleton; "are you not bringing the enemy nigher to us instead of avoiding it?" " Do you scorch so easily ? your gran'ther had a tougher skin. But we shall live to see; we shall all live to see.
Side 90 - Old trapper," cried Paul, thrusting his fingers through his shaggy locks, "I have lined many a loaded bee into his hole, and know something of the nature of the woods, but this is robbing a hornet of his sting without touching the insect !"
Side 84 - When they reached the place, however, the stinted grass itself announced the absence of that moisture which had fed the rank weeds of most of the plain, and furnished a clue to the evidence by which he had judged of the formation of the ground hidden beneath. Here a few minutes were lost in breaking down the tops of the surrounding herbage...
Side 233 - And I beseech you, Wrest once the law to your authority: To do a great right, do a little wrong, And curb this cruel devil of his will.
Side 83 - Whither?" demanded the trapper, motioning him with calmness and dignity, to arrest his steps. " In this wilderness of grass and reeds, you are like a vessel in the broad lakes without a compass. A single step on the wrong course might prove the destruction of us all. It is seldom danger is so pressing that there is not time enough for reason to do its work young officer, therefore let us await its biddings.
Side 23 - No," interrupted the luxurious bee-hunter. "Ay, boy, you have tasted, and you feel the genuine reasoning of the thing! But the herd is heading a little thisaway, and it behooves us to make ready for their visit. If we hide ourselves altogether, the horned brutes will break through the place and trample us beneath their feet, like so many creeping worms; so we will just put the weak ones apart, and take post, as becomes men and hunters, in the van.
Side 84 - ... had fed the rank weeds of most of the plain, and furnished a clue to the evidence by which he had judged of the formation of the ground hidden beneath. Here a few minutes were lost in breaking down the tops of the surrounding herbage, which, notwithstanding the advantage of their position, rose even above the heads of Middleton and Paul, and in obtaining a look-out that might command a view of the surrounding sea of fire. The frightful prospect added nothing to the hopes of those who had so fearful...
Side 83 - See, Middleton," exclaimed Inez, in a sudden burst of youthful pleasure, that caused her for a moment to forget her situation, " how lovely is that sky ; surely it contains a promise of happier times !" " It is glorious !" returned her husband. " Glorious and heavenly is that streak of vivid red, and here is a still brighter crimson ; rarely have I seen a richer rising of the sun.

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