which nature had there offered to the march of the combatants were too obvious to be neglected.
My impression is, that our wonderfully increased and still increasing facilities
of locomotion are destined to bring us around again to the nomadic state.
They find less difficulty from the want of beds, than from the want of time to sleep; for when their day's work in the field is done, the most of them having their wash- ing, mending, and cooking to do, and having few or none of the ordinary facilities
for doing either of these, very many of their sleeping hours are con- sumed in preparing for the field the coming day; and when this is done, old and young, male and female, married and single, drop down side by side, on one common bed,--the cold, damp floor,--each covering himself or herself with their miserable blankets; and here they sleep till they are summoned to the field by the driver's horn.
But the wishes of Miss Magdalen Vanstone's eldest sister have claims on my consideration which I cannot dispute; and at her entreaty I inform you that all further proceedings on my part are withdrawn -- on the express understanding that this concession is to open facilities
for written communication, at least, between the two sisters.
I have been there, as you remember," said Darnay, with a smile, though reddening a little angrily, "in another character, and not in a character that gives facilities
for seeing much of it.
Next to public officials, bankers were perhaps the last to accept the facilities
of the telephone.
As hitherto thou hast always followed my advice wholly or in part, follow and observe this that I will give thee now, so that, without mistake, and with mature deliberation, thou mayest satisfy thyself as to what may seem the best course; pretend to absent thyself for two or three days as thou hast been wont to do on other occasions, and contrive to hide thyself in the closet; for the tapestries and other things there afford great facilities
for thy concealment, and then thou wilt see with thine own eyes and I with mine what Camilla's purpose may be.
The difference between a direct importation from abroad, and an indirect importation through the channel of a neighboring State, in small parcels, according to time and opportunity, with the additional facilities
of inland communication, must be palpable to every man of discernment.
And this same widening gulf--which is due to the length and expense of the higher educational process and the increased facilities
for and temptations towards refined habits on the part of the rich--will make that exchange between class and class, that promotion by intermarriage which at present retards the splitting of our species along lines of social stratification, less and less frequent.
Without having been in the school of the Abbe Faria, the worthy master of The Young Amelia (the name of the Genoese tartan) knew a smattering of all the tongues spoken on the shores of that large lake called the Mediterranean, from the Arabic to the Provencal, and this, while it spared him interpreters, persons always troublesome and frequently indiscreet, gave him great facilities
of communication, either with the vessels he met at sea, with the small boats sailing along the coast, or with the people without name, country, or occupation, who are always seen on the quays of seaports, and who live by hidden and mysterious means which we must suppose to be a direct gift of providence, as they have no visible means of support.
As his four children grew up he found it necessary to obtain for them better facilities
for study than the village school afforded; and so, several years after, the household was broken up, and he removed with his wife and children to the New York house that was afterwards his home.
Just before sunset I scrambled my way through the evergreens to the hut of my friend, whom I had not visited for several weeks - my residence being, at that time, in Charleston, a distance of nine miles from the Island, while the facilities
of passage and re-passage were very far behind those of the present day.