It is difficult to do justice to the courage, fortitude, and perseverance of the pioneers of the fur trade, who conducted these early expeditions
, and first broke their way through a wilderness where everything was calculated to deter and dismay them.
The work I here present to the public is necessarily of a rambling and somewhat disjointed nature, comprising various expeditions
and adventures by land and sea.
From henceforth I take command of this expedition
, and I must ask you to complete your preparations to-night, so that we may be able to make an early start in the morning.
Barth is a Hamburger, who obtained permission for himself and for his countryman Overweg to join the expedition
of the Englishman Richardson.
The fabulous wealth of the fabled city had been almost constantly in his mind since Waziri had recounted the strange adventures of the former expedition
which had stumbled upon the vast ruins by chance.
These are my enticements, and they are sufficient to conquer all fear of danger or death and to induce me to commence this laborious voyage with the joy a child feels when he embarks in a little boat, with his holiday mates, on an expedition
of discovery up his native river.
I mean what made you make up your mind so quickly to go on this expedition
when you heard Beecher was going?
He was gone for four years, and when he returned all had been over for three; for about a year after his departure, and shortly before the time for the return of an expedition
which had gone forth to fetch the fruits of a community incubator, the egg had hatched.
The United States were the first in the field; and in New York they made preparations for an expedition
destined to pursue this narwhal.
He did not awaken anybody, he placed his portmanteau under his arm, descended the stairs without making one of them creak and without disturbing one of the sonorous snorings in every story from the garret to the cellar, then, having saddled his horse, shut the stable and house doors, he set off, at a foot-pace, on his expedition
As soon as it was light enough to see their surroundings Lieutenant Charpentier sent men in groups of three in several directions to locate the trail, and in ten minutes it was found and the expedition
was hurrying back toward the beach.
I wish to try the contrary," replied the duke; "and then you are acquainted with my ideas upon the expedition
- plenty of noise, plenty of fire, and, if so it must be, I shall disappear in the smoke.
Pierre saw that Boris wished to change the subject, and being of the same mind he began explaining the advantages and disadvantages of the Boulogne expedition
He described Tudor's expedition
up the Balesuna; the dragging of the boats up the rapids; the passage up the river where it threaded the grass-lands; the innumerable washings of gravel by the white men in search of gold; the first rolling foothills; the man-traps of spear-staked pits in the jungle trails; the first meeting with the bushmen, who had never seen tobacco, and knew not the virtues of smoking; their friendliness; the deeper penetration of the interior around the flanks of the Lion's Head; the bush- sores and the fevers of the white men, and their madness in trusting the bushmen.
The job had been to make a punitive expedition
to a neighbouring island, and, incidentally, to recover the heads of some mutual friends of ours--a white-trader, his white wife and children, and his white clerk.