Here was the chute, with its river of hogs
, all patiently toiling upward; there was a place for them to rest to cool off, and then through another passageway they went into a room from which there is no returning for hogs
I won their gratitude by buying out all the hogs
at the lump sum of sixteen pennies, which was rather above latest quotations.
Such is the summary style in which the Typees convert perverse-minded and rebellious hogs
into the most docile and amiable pork; a morsel of which placed on the tongue melts like a soft smile from the lips of Beauty.
The door of the saloon being flung open, the drove of hogs
ran in all directions save the right one, in accordance with their hoggish perversity, but were finally driven into the back yard of the palace.
While visits of ceremony and grand diplomatic conferences were going on between the partners and the king, the captain, in his plain, matter-of-fact way, was pushing what he considered a far more important negotiation; the purchase of a supply of hogs
. He found that the king had profited in more ways than one by his intercourse with white men.
One day, when we were holding a meeting to secure funds for its erection, an old, ante-bellum coloured man came a distance of twelve miles and brought in his ox-cart a large hog
. When the meeting was in progress, he rose in the midst of the company and said that he had no money which he could give, but he had raised two fine hogs
, and that he had brought one of them as a contribution toward the expenses of the building.
#100 in silver, as the first year's produce; and then pulling out the deerskin purse with the pistoles, 'And here, my dear,' says I, 'is the gold watch.' My husband--so is Heaven's goodness sure to work the same effects in all sensible minds where mercies touch the heart--lifted up both hands, and with an ecstacy of joy, 'What is God a-doing,' says he, 'for such an ungrateful dog as I am!' Then I let him know what I had brought over in the sloop, besides all this; I mean the horses, hogs
, and cows, and other stores for our plantation; all which added to his surprise, and filled his heart with thankfulness; and from this time forward I believe he was as sincere a penitent, and as thoroughly a reformed man, as ever God's goodness brought back from a profligate, a highwayman, and a robber.
"The gilding decays, But hog
's leather stays!" said the walls.
I made a note of this curious thing, as showing in a striking manner the relative difference between glacial action and the action of the hog
. It is now a well-established fact that glaciers move; I consider that my observations go to show, with equal conclusiveness, that a hog
in a spring does not move.
Before they died the brilliant one was detected in seventy languages as the author of but two or three books of fiction and poetry, while the other was honoured in the Bureau of Statistics of his native land as the compiler of sixteen volumes of tabulated information relating to the domestic hog
"May the wild hog
defile my grave, but thou speakest wisdom!" the Fogy replied, with the dignity of his race, extending his hand.
If I get you, I'd be a whole lot better to be a swell hog
fattenin' for market an' nothin' worryin', than to be a guy sick to his stomach from not savvyin' how the world is made or from wonderin' what's the good of anything."