Departure from Fort Osage Modes of transportation Pack- horses Wagons Walker and Cerre; their characters Buoyant feelings on launching upon the prairies Wild equipments of the trappers Their gambols
and antics Difference of character between the American and French trappers Agency of the Kansas General Clarke White Plume, the Kansas chief Night scene in a trader's camp Colloquy between White Plume and the captain Bee- hunters Their expeditions Their feuds with the Indians Bargaining talent of White Plume
One day, in company with Kory-Kory, I had repaired to the stream for the purpose of bathing, when I observed a woman sitting upon a rock in the midst of the current, and watching with the liveliest interest the gambols
of something, which at first I took to be an uncommonly large species of frog that was sporting in the water near her.
To lines bated with prawn, soles came, with numerous gambols
, to bite.
It would be difficult," he writes, "to imagine the frantic gambols
that are daily played off here; sometimes dressing in red coats, and otherwise very fantastically, and collecting a number of ignorant natives around them, telling them that they are the great eris of the Northwest, and making arrangements for sending three or four vessels yearly to them from the coast with spars,
He appears to me less human than simian, and whenever I hear him talk I seem to myself to have paused in the street to listen to the shrill clatter of a hand-organ, to which the gambols
of a hairy homunculus form an accompaniment.
From time to time the little ones played round their parents in unwieldy gambols
, the great beasts bounding into the air and falling with dull thuds upon the earth.
Crocodiles were seen basking in the broad blaze of the sun or plunging beneath the waters with the agility of lizards, and in their gambols
they sported about among the many green islands that intercept the current of the stream.
The little kitten, feasting her eyes on him, seemed ready at any moment to start her gambols
again and display her kittenish nature.
I have just been telling you what I think, in order to explain why the elephantine gambols
of Madame Tetralani spoil the orchestra for me.
It merely immediately ceased its gambols
and for a while lay quivering on the surface of the ocean.
Nothing but chowder would have lured them from their gambols
in the briny deep; that time-honoured dish demanded the concentrated action of several mighty minds; so the "Water Babies" came ashore and fell to cooking.
The bullock gambols
, the buck leaps; merrily sing, cuckoo
Lamb, that lately capered on the greening hillsides, was becoming exploited with the sauce that commemorated its gambols
Rawdon in the park, he would sit up here, passing hours with the boy; who rode on his chest, who pulled his great mustachios as if they were driving-reins, and spent days with him in indefatigable gambols
It would have been easy to have imagined, in the ages of fable, that the god of the winds had permitted his subordinate agents to escape from their den, and that they now rioted, in wantonness, across wastes, where neither tree, nor work of man, nor mountain, nor obstacle of any sort, opposed itself to their gambols