I had all my girls to comfort me at home, and his last son was waiting, miles
away, to say good-by to him, perhaps
Jesse and his grandson were driving in a distant part of the valley some miles
A hundred miles
as the vulture flies, Senor, but much farther by river and road.
While the train flashed through never-ending miles
of ripe wheat, by country towns and bright-flowered pastures and oak groves wilting in the sun, we sat in the observation car, where the woodwork was hot to the touch and red dust lay deep over everything.
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.
Thus situated, many hundred miles
from our families in the howling wilderness, I believe few would have equally enjoyed the happiness we experienced.
It is quite alone, standing well back from the road, quite three miles
from the village.
After some further discussion, it was gravely settled that Kearney should furnish water brought from the Union Ditch, twenty miles
away, at a cost of two hundred thousand dollars, to feed a memorial fountain erected by Mattingly, worth a hundred thousand dollars, as a crowning finish to public buildings contributed by Maryland Joe, to the extent of half a million more.
Walking to church a certain Sunday morning, I had little Miles
at my side and his sister, in advance of us and at Mrs.
This very morning I had to go a clear six miles
and only took three shillings.
16 Cases Hams 25 Spring Mattresses 2 Barrels Flour 2 Hair ditto 22 Barrels Whiskey Bedding for same 1 Barrel Sugar 2 Mosquito-nets 1 Keg Lemons 29 Tents 2,000 Cigars Scientific Instruments 1 Barrel Pies 97 Ice-axes 1 Ton of Pemmican 5 Cases Dynamite 143 Pair Crutches 7 Cans Nitroglycerin 2 Barrels Arnica 22 40-foot Ladders 1 Bale of Lint 2 Miles
of Rope 27 Kegs Paregoric 154 Umbrellas
There was a slough or a creek leading out of it on the other side that went miles
away, I don't know where, but it didn't go to the river.