I derive more of my subsistence from the swamps
which surround my native town than from the cultivated gardens in the village.
was produced by the labors of the beaver, which, by damming up a stream, had inundated a portion of the valley.
When anything particularly difficult or nasty had to be done- to push a cart out of the mud with one's shoulders, pull a horse out of a swamp
by its tail, skin it, slink in among the French, or walk more than thirty miles in a day- everybody pointed laughingly at Tikhon.
Upon one hand was the bluff that ran from the canyon to the sea, on the other the fearsome swamp
from which the creature had sneaked upon me, behind lay the mighty untracked sea, and before me in the center of the narrow way that led to safety stood this huge mountain of terrible and menacing flesh.
The renegade Galus and their Kro-lu allies stood waiting for the word from Du-seen that would launch that barbed avalanche of death upon us, when there broke from the wood beyond the swamp
the sweetest music that ever fell upon the ears of man--the sharp staccato of at least two score rifles fired rapidly at will.
A path all the way, the fever season over, the swamps
Three days later Sheldon caught one of the boys, helpless from swamp
fever, and unable to fight or run away.
We came out upon it where a large slough entered from the blueberry swamp
Emerging from the swamp
of mangroves, abruptly they came upon a patch of sand, still so salt and inhospitable from the sea's deposit that no great trees rooted and interposed their branches between it and the sun's heat.
The Frogs were living as happy as could be in a marshy swamp
that just suited them; they went splashing about caring for nobody and nobody troubling with them.
So the Chairman appointed a committee to watch for the victim at midnight, and take him as he should attempt to sneak into town across-lots from the tamarack swamp
We passed also a muddy swamp
of considerable extent, which in summer dries, and becomes incrusted with various salts; and hence is called a salitral.
Far through unfrequented woods on the confines of towns, where once only the hunter penetrated by day, in the darkest night dart these bright saloons without the knowledge of their inhabitants; this moment stopping at some brilliant station-house in town or city, where a social crowd is gathered, the next in the Dismal Swamp
, scaring the owl and fox.
The wind would instantly capsize the boat; the seas would swamp
it the moment it fell into the trough; and, besides, the sail, lashed to the spare oars, dragged in the sea ahead of us.
And again there are those who sit in their swamp
, and speak thus from among the bulrushes: "Virtue--that is to sit quietly in the swamp