At nightfall, once in the olden time, on the rugged side of one of the Crystal Hills, a party of adventurers were refreshing themselves, after a toilsome and fruitless quest for the Great Carbuncle.
The adventurers, therefore, exchanged hospitable greetings, and welcomed one another to the hut, where each man was the host, and all were the guests of the whole company.
The young adventurer was of pleasing presence, and moved serenely and watchfully.
It was one of a thousand such as the city yawns at every day--the shop girl's story of insufficient wages, further reduced by "fines" that go to swell the store's profits; of time lost through illness; and then of lost positions, lost hope, and--the knock of the adventurer upon the green door.
At the door were standing two young women, girls of the district as they call them, on their way to Seville with some carriers who had chanced to halt that night at the inn; and as, happen what might to our adventurer
, everything he saw or imaged seemed to him to be and to happen after the fashion of what he read of, the moment he saw the inn he pictured it to himself as a castle with its four turrets and pinnacles of shining silver, not forgetting the drawbridge and moat and all the belongings usually ascribed to castles of the sort.
, toiling fishermen, admirals as wise and brave as the world has ever known, have waited upon the signs of his westerly sky.
Yet amongst all the adventurers
shipwrecked in all the wild parts of the world there is not one, it seems to me, that ever had to suffer a fate so simply tragic as the man I am speaking of, the most innocent of adventurers
cast out by the sea in the bight of this bay, almost within sight from this very window.
This young man was the nephew of one of the Nob Hill magnates, who run the San Francisco Stock Exchange, much as more humble adventurers
, in the corner of some public park at home, may be seen to perform the simple artifice of pea and thimble: for their own profit, that is to say, and the discouragement of public gambling.
Ye venturers and adventurers
, and whoever of you have embarked with cunning sails on unexplored seas
The outset of a band of adventurers
on one of these expeditions is always animated and joyous.
It advanced quickly and noiselessly over the soft grass and in a few minutes stood before the adventurers
and regarded them with an astonishment equal to their own.
The journals, and letters, also, of the adventurers
by sea and land employed by Mr.
We shall find five hundred adventurers
like ourselves when we join the emigrant ship, for whom their native land has no occupation and no home.
And clear across to the Atlantic, the Junta in touch with them all and all of them needing guns, mere adventurers
, soldiers of fortune, bandits, disgruntled American union men, socialists, anarchists, rough-necks, Mexican exiles, peons escaped from bondage, whipped miners from the bull-pens of Coeur d'Alene and Colorado who desired only the more vindictively to fight--all the flotsam and jetsam of wild spirits from the madly complicated modern world.
On the completion of the Columbiad the public interest centered in the projectile itself, the vehicle which was destined to carry the three hardy adventurers