It was eight o'clock when the train passed through the defiles of the Humboldt Range
, and half-past nine when it penetrated Utah, the region of the Great Salt Lake, the singular colony of the Mormons.
The captain was convinced, however, that the stream was too insignificant to drain so wide a valley and the adjacent mountains: he encamped, therefore, at an early hour, on its borders, that he might take the whole of the next day to reach the main river; which he presumed to flow between him and the distant range
of western hills.
We have already noticed the superstitious feelings with which the Indians regard the Black Hills; but this immense range
of mountains, which divides all that they know of the world, and gives birth to such mighty rivers, is still more an object of awe and veneration.
In the west--those are the nearest ranges
of the Ourizara--Mount Duthumi, no doubt, behind which I hope to find shelter for the night.
Will they get there and fire the bridge or will the French get within grapeshot range and wipe them out?
said Nesvitski; "they are within grapeshot range now.
After an old fashion of mine, I read it continuously, with frequent recurrences from each new poem to some that had already pleased me, and with a most capricious range
among the pieces.
Standing all around the clearing were a good many cookstoves, ranges
and grills, of all sizes and shapes, and besides these there were several kitchen cabinets and cupboards and a few kitchen tables.
We cannot endure the arctic cold of those high flung passes, and to traverse the endless miles about this interminable range
might re-quire a year or more.
For two days and nights, crouching behind a rock topped with a growth of mesquite, and with the cliff at my back, suffering agonies of thirst and absolutely hopeless of deliverance, I fought the fellows at long range
, firing occasionally at the smoke of their rifles, as they did at that of mine.
Hesiod has nothing that remotely approaches such scenes as that between Priam and Achilles, or the pathos of Andromache's preparations for Hector's return, even as he was falling before the walls of Troy; but in matters that come within the range
or ordinary experience, he rarely fails to rise to the appropriate level.
On the west, however, rise the Rocky Mountains, that immense range
which, commencing at the Straights of Magellan, follows the western coast of Southern America under the name of the Andes or the Cordilleras, until it crosses the Isthmus of Panama, and runs up the whole of North America to the very borders of the Polar Sea.
Several of the plants now most numerous over the wide plains of La Plata, clothing square leagues of surface almost to the exclusion of all other plants, have been introduced from Europe; and there are plants which now range
in India, as I hear from Dr.
Nevertheless, I was astonished when I first saw a range
, only from 3000 to
Then, on the slight turn of the Lower Hope Reach, clusters of factory chimneys come distinctly into view, tall and slender above the squat ranges
of cement works in Grays and Greenhithe.