It had just occurred to me, on the contrary, that this admirable invention of the railroad --with the vast and inevitable improvements to be looked for, both as to speed
and convenience--is destined to do away with those stale ideas of home and fireside, and substitute something better.
In one part of the road leading to the church was found the saddle trampled in the dirt; the tracks of horses' hoofs deeply dented in the road, and evidently at furious speed
, were traced to the bridge, beyond which, on the bank of a broad part oœ the brook, where the water ran deep and black, was found the hat of the unfortunate Ichabod, and close beside it a shattered pumpkin.
Missis wouldn't hear of our ridin' the critters over Lizy's bridge tonight;" and, with a facetious poke into Andy's ribs, he started off, followed by the latter, at full speed
,--their shouts of laughter coming faintly on the wind.
Nay, I think no harm of Master Hood," said the knight; "but much I yearn to have speed
with him in mine own person.
They were now almost upon him; their flying mounts charging down on the relatively puny figure at terrific speed
, while the warriors leaned low to the right, with their great metal-shod spears.
The pilot had hung out his lights, which was very necessary in these seas crowded with vessels bound landward; for collisions are not uncommon occurrences, and, at the speed
she was going, the least shock would shatter the gallant little craft.
As Captain Bonneville was desirous of judging of the comparative merit of their horses, he purchased one of their racers, and had a trial of speed
between that, an American, and a Shoshonie, which were supposed to be well matched.
She took the secret of her speed
with her, and, unsightly as she was, her image surely has its glorious place in the mirror of the old sea.
Mount my chariot, and note how cleverly the horses of Tros can speed
hither and thither over the plain in pursuit or flight.
I knew that I could not carry more than one away with me, for I was already too heavily laden to move quietly with any degree of safety or speed
At the end of about two hours the Victoria, driven along at a speed
of a little more than eight miles, very visibly neared the coast of the mainland.
now she was ahead of it; but the wolf turned its head to face her, and instead of putting on speed
as she usually did Milka suddenly raised her tail and stiffened her forelegs.