That spring, Jesse had bought part of a long strip of black swamp
land that lay in the valley of Wine Creek.
Then, as he wended his way by swamp
and stream and awful woodland, to the farmhouse where he happened to be quartered, every sound of nature, at that witching hour, fluttered his excited imagination, --the moan of the whip-poor-will from the hillside, the boding cry of the tree toad, that harbinger of storm, the dreary hooting of the screech owl, to the sudden rustling in the thicket of birds frightened from their roost.
cried one, to a great dromedary that of a sudden rose bodily to the surface, and for an instant threatened to swamp
That man was caught and whipped, time and again, and it never did him any good; and the last time he crawled off, though he couldn't but just go, and died in the swamp
I derive more of my subsistence from the swamps
which surround my native town than from the cultivated gardens in the village.
Mars Jawge, if you'll come down into de swamp
I'll show you a whole stack o' water-moccasins.
This parlour is not his sphere," I reflected: "the Himalayan ridge or Caffre bush, even the plague-cursed Guinea Coast swamp
would suit him better.
I have passed it really in my walks, twice or thrice; it lies in a hollow, between two hills: an elevated hollow, near a swamp
, whose peaty moisture is said to answer all the purposes of embalming on the few corpses deposited there.
Mudbank, mist, swamp
, and work; work, swamp
, mist, and mudbank.
I threw myself down on the grass and panted till my breath came back; then I went and hid in a patch of reeds down by a swamp
And that same evening, sure enough, they saw Chee-Chee's cousin and a lot of other monkeys, who had not yet got sick, sitting in the trees by the edge of a swamp
, looking and waiting for them.
At last the speakers seemed to have paused and perhaps to have sat down, for not only did they cease to draw any nearer, but the birds themselves began to grow more quiet and to settle again to their places in the swamp