On the twenty-fourth of August the battle of the Shevardino Redoubt was fought, on the twenty-fifth
not a shot was fired by either side, and on the twenty-sixth the battle of Borodino itself took place.
For one of these accursed creatures was the First of January, and the other the Twenty-fifth
de Treville post-dated the leave to the morning of the twenty-fifth
It was, in fact, the twenty-fifth
of March, which, as most people know to their cost, is, and has been time out of mind, one of those unpleasant epochs termed quarter-days.
I sold my farm on the Yadkin, and what goods we could not carry with us; and on the twenty-fifth
day of September, 1773, bade a farewel to our friends, and proceeded on our journey to Kentucke, in company with five families more, and forty men that joined us in Powel's Valley, which is one hundred and fifty miles from the now settled parts of Kentucke.
On Thursday the twenty-fifth
of May, we were to see for the first time what our nice boy had grown to be as a man.
For days they marched--up one river, across a low divide; down another river; up a third, until at the end of the twenty-fifth
day they camped upon a mountainside, from the summit of which they hoped to catch their first view of the marvelous city of treasure.
The highest number to which, according to the best computation, a standing army can be carried in any country, does not exceed one hundredth part of the whole number of souls; or one twenty-fifth
part of the number able to bear arms.
In due time came the telegram announcing that Pollyanna would arrive in Beldingsville the next day, the twenty-fifth
of June, at four o'clock.
She understands that she is to enter on her new service in six weeks from the present date -- namely, on the twenty-fifth
of February next.
Melville, in a letter to Hawthorne, speaks of himself as having no development at all until his twenty-fifth
year, the time of his return from the Pacific; but surely the process of development must have been well advanced to permit of so virile and artistic a creation as 'Typee.