Cold from the spring the waters pass Over the waving pampas
grass, All night long in dream I lie, Ah me!
The country was rather more hilly, but otherwise continued the same; an inhabitant of the Pampas no doubt would have considered it as truly Alpine.
The stranger then takes his meals with the family, and a room is assigned him, where with the horsecloths belonging to his recado (or saddle of the Pampas) he makes his bed.
One end is attached to the broad surcingle, which fastens together the complicated gear of the recado, or saddle used in the Pampas; the other is terminated by a small ring of iron or brass, by which a noose can be formed.
Extremely level countries, such as the Pampas, seldom appear favourable to the growth of trees.
"There's a pirate asleep in the pampas
just beneath us," Peter told him.
The breakfast began with three bowls of excellent soup, thanks to the liquefaction in hot water of those precious cakes of Liebig, prepared from the best parts of the ruminants of the Pampas
. To the soup succeeded some beefsteaks, compressed by an hydraulic press, as tender and succulent as if brought straight from the kitchen of an English eating-house.
He had been before in drawing-rooms hung with red damask, with pictures "of the Italian school"; what struck him was the way in which Medora Manson's shabby hired house, with its blighted background of pampas
grass and Rogers statuettes, had, by a turn of the hand, and the skilful use of a few properties, been transformed into something intimate, "foreign," subtly suggestive of old romantic scenes and sentiments.
We find the "standing stones" of the Celts in Asian Siberia; in the pampas
Next Spanish hides, with the tails still preserving their twist and the angle of elevation they had when the oxen that wore them were careering over the pampas
of the Spanish Main -- a type of all obstinacy, and evincing how almost hopeless and incurable are all constitutional vices.
I have not seen anything pulled down so quick since I was on the Pampas
and had a mare that I was fond of go to grass all in a night.