On the twenty-fourth day of December
following we had one man killed, and one wounded, by the Indians, who seemed determined to persecute us for erecting this fortification.
For eleven years, I had not seen Joe nor Biddy with my bodily eyes-though they had both been often before my fancy in the East-when, upon an evening in December
, an hour or two after dark, I laid my hand softly on the latch of the old kitchen door.
And one night in December
, when they were all sitting round the warm fire in the kitchen, and the Doctor was reading aloud to them out of books he had written himself in animal-language, the owl, Too-Too, suddenly said, "Sh
Early in December
came a black frost, and navigation on the canal was suspended.
We then set sail, and had a good voyage till we passed the Straits of Madagascar; but having got northward of that island, and to about five degrees south latitude, the winds, which in those seas are observed to blow a constant equal gale between the north and west, from the beginning of December
to the beginning of May, on the 19th of April began to blow with much greater violence, and more westerly than usual, continuing so for twenty days together: during which time, we were driven a little to the east of the Molucca Islands, and about three degrees northward of the line, as our captain found by an observation he took the 2nd of May, at which time the wind ceased, and it was a perfect calm, whereat I was not a little rejoiced.
Here the viceroy and his company were received with so much ceremony, as was rather troublesome than pleasing to us who were fatigued with the labours of the passage; and having stayed here some time, that the gentlemen who attended the viceroy to Goa might fit out their vessels, we set sail, and after having been detained some time at sea, by calms and contrary winds, and somewhat harassed by the English and Dutch, who were now increased to eleven ships of war, arrived at Goa, on Saturday, the 16th of December
, and the viceroy made his entry with great magnificence.
During the daytime of the 11th of December
I was busy reading in the large drawing-room.
The king made his entrance into Paris on the twenty-third of December
of the same year.
In this encampment Captain Bonneville remained from the 21st of November to the 9th of December
One Evening in December
as my Father, my Mother and myself, were arranged in social converse round our Fireside, we were on a sudden greatly astonished, by hearing a violent knocking on the outward door of our rustic Cot.
On the fourth of December
they came in sight of the Falkland Islands.
The Ten Original Amendments to the Constitution of the United States Passed by Congress September 25, 1789 Ratified December
They met on the 1st of December
, 1854, and thereupon commenced his explorations of the country.
The commission of inquiry was already at work; having begun its investigations on December
For one of these accursed creatures was the First of January, and the other the Twenty-fifth of December