The garden, curiously enough, was a quarter of a mile
from the house, and the way to it led up a shallow draw past the cattle corral.
Thus situated, many hundred miles
from our families in the howling wilderness, I believe few would have equally enjoyed the happiness we experienced.
Certain it is, his voice resounded far above all the rest of the congregation; and there are peculiar quavers still to be heard in that church, and which may even be heard half a mile
off, quite to the opposite side of the mill-pond, on a still Sunday morning, which are said to be legitimately descended from the nose of Ichabod Crane.
For about a mile
and a half the road ran straight, and then bent to the right, after which it divided into two roads.
I closed by saying we had plenty of provisions to maintain us for quite a siege--and did they suppose Zermatt would allow half a mile
of men and mules to mysteriously disappear during any considerable time, right above their noses, and make no inquiries?
stead of taking to the woods when I run off, I'd go down the river about fifty mile
and camp in one place for good, and not have such a rough time tramping on foot.
When Fulton's tiny tea-kettle of a boat steamed up the Hudson to Albany in two days, who could have foreseen the steel leviathans, one-sixth of a mile
in length, that can in the same time cut the Atlantic Ocean in halves?
The second lieutenant loaded the blunder busses, which could throw harpoons to the distance of a mile
, and long duck-guns, with explosive bullets, which inflicted mortal wounds even to the most terrible animals.
The mouth of the river proper is but about half a mile
wide, formed by the contracting shores of the estuary.
away, a grove-plumed promontory juts far into the lake and glasses its palace in the blue depths; in midstream a boat is cutting the shining surface and leaving a long track behind, like a ray of light; the mountains beyond are veiled in a dreamy purple haze; far in the opposite direction a tumbled mass of domes and verdant slopes and valleys bars the lake, and here indeed does distance lend enchantment to the view--for on this broad canvas, sun and clouds and the richest of atmospheres have blended a thousand tints together, and over its surface the filmy lights and shadows drift, hour after hour, and glorify it with a beauty that seems reflected out of Heaven itself.
But the ascent had now become very precipitous, and we made but slow progress, not more than a mile
While we were talking the mighty iron mole had bored its way over a mile
into the rock of the earth's crust.