The sight of these fish was hailed with pleasure, as a sign that they had reached the waters which flow into the Pacific; for it is only on the western streams of the Rocky Mountains that trout are to be taken.
In some places it produces a salt weed, and grass along the margins of the streams; but the wider expanses of it are desolate and barren.
Forsooth, there is a lake in me, sequestered and self-sufficing; but the stream
of my love beareth this along with it, down--to the sea!
Between these are deep valleys, with small streams winding through them, which find their way into the lower plains, augmenting as they proceed, and ultimately discharging themselves into those vast rivers, which traverse the prairies like great arteries, and drain the continent.
There they will see the happy hunting-grounds, with the souls of the brave and good living in tents in green meadows, by bright running streams, or hunting the herds of buffalo, and elk, and deer, which have been slain on earth.
I entered the town over the bridge, and the stream under it, washing the walls of the high-piled, many-gabled old inn where I proposed to pass the night.
Having ordered my dinner and found my room, I threw down my knapsack and then came out again to smoke an ante-prandial pipe, listen to the evensong of the stream, and think great thoughts.
The doctor recurred to the subject of my angling intentions, and asked his daughter if she had heard what parts of the stream
at Barkingham were best for fishing in.
In the very first minute the close group of horsemen drew out, and it could be seen that they were approaching the stream
in two's and three's and one behind another.
He looked a moment at his "unsteadfast footing," then let his gaze wander to the swirling water of the stream
racing madly beneath his feet.
A half-hour of rapid travelling across the swampy neck of land and over the rising promontory brought Tarzan, by a short cut, to the inward bend of the winding river, and there before him upon the bosom of the stream
he saw the dugout, and in its stern Nikolas Rokoff.
So quietly did the little stream
drip and ripple its way through the canyon that it spoke only in faint and occasional gurgles.