He had hobbled down there that morning, he said, to get a smell of the salt
. I was monstrously touched--so would you have been--and, out of pure pity, I engaged him on the spot to be ship's cook.
We passed also a muddy swamp of considerable extent, which in summer dries, and becomes incrusted with various salts
; and hence is called a salitral.
--For there is a salt
which uniteth good with evil; and even the evilest is worthy, as spicing and as final over-foaming:--
It was eight o'clock when the train passed through the defiles of the Humboldt Range, and half-past nine when it penetrated Utah, the region of the Great Salt
Lake, the singular colony of the Mormons.
There were fringes of ice along the sea margin, with drifting masses further out; but the main expanse of that salt
ocean, all bloody under the eternal sunset, was still unfrozen.
"I know it, madame," replied the count; "but we are in France, and not in Arabia, and in France eternal friendships are as rare as the custom of dividing bread and salt
with one another."
He had an extremely disturbing air of being everlastingly ready (even when seated at table at my right hand before a plate of salt
beef) to grapple with some impending calamity.
This is a great lake of salt
water, laving the feet of the mountains, but extending far to the west-southwest, into one of those vast and elevated plateaus of land, which range high above the level of the Pacific.
His place of abode was in Staffordshire, on a morsel of freehold land of his own--appropriately called Salt
It is very dangerous to go through this place, for there are no marks of the right road, but some heaps of salt
, which we could not see.
Men shoot us in the water and club us on the land; Men drive us to the Salt
House like silly sheep and tame, And still we sing Lukannon--before the sealers came.
Spanish River Scenery.-Trail of Crow Indians.- A Snow-Storm.- A Rousing Fire and a Buffalo Feast.-A Plain of Salt
.-Climbing a Mountain.