Immediately she pointed to the bank
out of which she had emerged and said, `House no good, house no good
With the high plain that there interposed itself to the further passage of the water, commenced a portage of as many miles, which conducted the adventurer to the banks
of the Hudson, at a point where, with the usual obstructions of the rapids, or rifts, as they were then termed in the language of the country, the river became navigable to the tide.
In a short time, I proceeded to remove my family from Clench to this garrison; where we arrived safe without any other difficulties than such as are common to this passage, my wife and daughter being the first white women that ever stood on the banks
of Kentucke river.
The foundation of their airy castles lay already before them in the strip of rich alluvium on the river bank
, where the North Fork, sharply curving round the base of Devil's Spur, had for centuries swept the detritus of gulch and canyon.
His stronghold was situated on the banks
of the Hudson, in one of those green, sheltered, fertile nooks in which the Dutch farmers are so fond of nestling.
There were others, which made incessant mention of "Jordan's banks
," and "Canaan's fields," and the "New Jerusalem;" for the negro mind, impassioned and imaginative, always attaches itself to hymns and expressions of a vivid and pictorial nature; and, as they sung, some laughed, and some cried, and some clapped hands, or shook hands rejoicingly with each other, as if they had fairly gained the other side of the river.
If we do not succeed this time, there is perhaps one more chance for the race left before it arrives on the banks
of the Styx; and that is in the Lethe of the Pacific, which is three times as wide.
of beautiful ladies, shining in their barbaric splendors, would see a knight sprawl from his horse in the lists with a lance- shaft the thickness of your ankle clean through him and the blood spouting, and instead of fainting they would clap their hands and crowd each other for a better view; only sometimes one would dive into her handkerchief, and look ostentatiously broken-hearted, and then you could lay two to one that there was a scandal there somewhere and she was afraid the public hadn't found it out.
Sometimes the banks
were overhung with thick masses of willows that wholly hid the ground behind; sometimes we had noble hills on one hand, clothed densely with foliage to their tops, and on the other hand open levels blazing with poppies, or clothed in the rich blue of the corn-flower; sometimes we drifted in the shadow of forests, and sometimes along the margin of long stretches of velvety grass, fresh and green and bright, a tireless charm to the eye.
As he wandered up and down on the banks
of the mill-pond he heard a rustling in the water, and when he looked near he saw a white woman rising up from the waves.
Steadily he pressed forward by winding ways till he came to a green broad pasture land at whose edge flowed a stream dipping in and out among the willows and rushes on the banks
were generally alluvial, and thickly grown with cottonwood trees, intermingled occasionally with ash and plum trees.
The waters resounded, and the banks
rang again, as they swam hither and thither with loud cries amid the whirling eddies.
As it was known that one of them could not swim, it was hoped that the banks
of the Quicourt River would bring them to a halt.
The men was all to the Banks
, and Counahan he whacked up an iverlastin' hard crowd fer crew.