About this time my brother, Squire Boon, with another adventurer
, who came to explore the country shortly after us, was wandering through the forest, determined to find me, if possible, and accidentally found our camp.
From the first discovery of the Western Hemisphere by Columbus until the settlement of Virginia which immediately preceded that of Plymouth, the various adventurers
from the ancient world had exhibited upon innumerable occasions that ardor of enterprise and that stubbornness of pursuit which set all danger at defiance, and chained the violence of nature at their feet.
This young man was the nephew of one of the Nob Hill magnates, who run the San Francisco Stock Exchange, much as more humble adventurers
, in the corner of some public park at home, may be seen to perform the simple artifice of pea and thimble: for their own profit, that is to say, and the discouragement of public gambling.
The prisoner was one of those military adventurers
who sold their blood to whoever would buy, and grew old in stratagems and spoils.
At nightfall, once in the olden time, on the rugged side of one of the Crystal Hills, a party of adventurers
were refreshing themselves, after a toilsome and fruitless quest for the Great Carbuncle.
Another of the adventurers
was Master bod Pigsnort, a weighty merchant and selector Boston, and an elder of the famous Mr.
But when the Argonauts, as these fifty brave adventurers
were called, had prepared everything for the voyage, an unforeseen difficulty threatened to end it before it was begun.
The Crows and Blackfeet, who were such terrors in the path of the early adventurers
to Astoria, still continue their predatory habits, but seem to have brought them to greater system.
The splendid chandeliers and lustres of the drawing-room were lighted for the same reason as the lamps in the glittering retail stores of Broadway; and the brilliant effect of the taste of the young ladies was intended much like the nightly lustre of the lottery- offices, to tempt adventurers
to try their chances.
, toiling fishermen, admirals as wise and brave as the world has ever known, have waited upon the signs of his westerly sky.
The continental English--the daughters chiefly of broken adventurers
, whom debt or dishonour had driven from their own country.
The journals, and letters, also, of the adventurers
by sea and land employed by Mr.
Mombi had no sooner arrived at the royal palace than she discovered, by means of her secret magic, that the adventurers
were starting upon their Journey to the Emerald City; so she retired to a small room high up in a tower and locked herself in while she practised such arts as she could command to prevent the return of the Scarecrow and his companions.
A day's journey from the Emerald City brought the little band of adventurers
to the home of Jack Pumpkinhead, which was a house formed from the shell of an immense pumpkin.
He was an adventurer
, and by his own account had been born into adventure.