After a long and harassing day's march, without pausing for a noontide meal, they were compelled, at nine o'clock at night, to encamp in an open plain, destitute of water or pasturage.
On the following morning, July 27th, Fontenelle moved his camp across the river; while Captain Bonneville proceeded some little distance below, where there was a small but fresh meadow yielding abundant pasturage.
The replies this theory gives to historical questions are like the replies of a man who, watching the movements of a herd of cattle and paying no attention to the varying quality of the pasturage
in different parts of the field, or to the driving of the herdsman, should attribute the direction the herd takes to what animal happens to be at its head.
They had in fact nothing to wish for, but the marriage of Colonel Brandon and Marianne, and rather better pasturage
for their cows.
As they were now entering a region where foes might be lying in wait on either bank, it was determined, in hunting for game, to confine themselves principally to the islands, which sometimes extend to considerable length, and are beautifully wooded, affording abundant pasturage
Those that remained became lean and ill for lack of good pasturage
, for he would not seek it for them, but conducted them day after day to the same spot, through mere abstraction, while puzzling about life and death--of immortality he knew not.
They kept to the brush and trees, and invariably the man halted and peered out before crossing a dry glade or naked stretch of upland pasturage
Travelling onwards we passed through tracts of pasturage, much injured by the enormous conical ants' nests, which were nearly twelve feet high.
The pasturage supports a fine stock of cattle, and the woods are so full of game that a deer had been killed on each of the three previous days.
This is done, chiefly by suppressing, or at least keeping a strait hand, upon the devouring trades of usury, ingrossing great pasturages
, and the like.
Fires of human origin are particularly prevalent in the Brazilian Pantanal and highlands during September and October; they are set by ranchers to clear off old pasturage
to bring up tender, green shoots for the cattle or as an easy (and snake-free) means of clearing the land for agriculture.
The extensive shallow-water area occurring annually provides innumerable breeding grounds and a sufficiency of rich pasturage
for the growing fry and the adults alike.