That is, if Shekels is out on depredation
and I can't get hold of him.
When the Nez Perces, Flatheads, and Pends Oreilles are encamped in a dangerous neighborhood, says Captain Bonneville, the greatest care is taken of their horses, those prime articles of Indian wealth, and objects of Indian depredation
. Each warrior has his horse tied by one foot at night to a stake planted before his lodge.
These form objects of traffic, or objects of depredation
, and in this way pass from tribe to tribe over great tracts of country.
On the following Tuesday I was out with my dog and gun, in pursuit of such game as I could find within the territory of Linden-Car; but finding none at all, I turned my arms against the hawks and carrion crows, whose depredations
, as I suspected, had deprived me of better prey.
Soon after this, an action was brought against the gamekeeper by Squire Western (the gentleman in whose manor the partridge was killed), for depredations
of the like kind.
On they came to the portals of Kulonga's hut, the very one in which Tarzan had wrought his depredations
Moved by these vague yet all-powerful urgings the ape-man lay awake one night in the little thorn boma that protected, in a way, his party from the depredations
of the great carnivora of the jungle.
All the exploits of this lady of fame, in her depredations
upon mankind, stand as so many warnings to honest people to beware of them, intimating to them by what methods innocent people are drawn in, plundered and robbed, and by consequence how to avoid them.
Without the one or the other, the former would be absolutely unable to defend himself against the depredations
of the latter.
Miss Ada's cushions were henceforth safe from his depredations
, and when he met Anne on the street, or in Redmond's halls, his bow was icy in the extreme.
First was the necessity for ridding the jungle of man-eaters, and it was only after depredations
by these grim and terrible scourges that a lion hunt was organized.
There could be little doubt, for instance, that this very ship's crew, though no unfavourable specimens of the nautical brotherhood, had been guilty, as we should phrase it, of depredations
on the Spanish commerce, such as would have perilled all their necks in a modern court of justice.