, run to so many yards the acre.' He says those words without understanding them himself."
She has shown herself the sweetest craft that ever floated, and I mean to decorate her prow with the handsomest image that the skill of man can cut out of timber
. And, Drowne, you are the fellow to execute it."
I was loth to spend our shot too hastily; so I called my servant, not my man Friday, for he was better employed, for, with the greatest dexterity imaginable, he had charged my fusee and his own while we were engaged - but, as I said, I called my other man, and giving him a horn of powder, I had him lay a train all along the piece of timber
, and let it be a large train.
Three minutes later he was telling me that the condition of the maize crop was something disgraceful, and that the railway companies would not pay him enough for his timber
. The talk shifted to and fro with the bottles.
It was a monstrous big river here, with the tallest and the thickest kind of timber
on both banks; just a solid wall, as well as I could see by the stars.
Stripped of their lighter timbers
, both vessels have been used for the construction of huts, erected on the nearest land.
The numerous signs of beaver met with during the recent search for timber
gave evidence that the neighborhood was a good "trapping ground." Here, then, it was proper to begin to cast loose those leashes of hardy trappers, that are detached from trading parties, in the very heart of the wilderness.
It was then he rejoiced at his precaution in taking the timber
, for without it he would have been unable, perhaps, to reach the vessel -- certainly to return to shore, should he be unsuccessful in attracting attention.
The only trader in the place was the mayor, who owned a sawmill and bought up timber
at a low price to sell again.
Near the end of March, 1845, I borrowed an axe and went down to the woods by Walden Pond, nearest to where I intended to build my house, and began to cut down some tall, arrowy white pines, still in their youth, for timber
. It is difficult to begin without borrowing, but perhaps it is the most generous course thus to permit your fellow-men to have an interest in your enterprise.
A Carpenter, with equal enthusiasm, proposed timber
as a preferable method of defense.
They went across divides in summer blizzards, shivered under the midnight sun on naked mountains between the timber
line and the eternal snows, dropped into summer valleys amid swarming gnats and flies, and in the shadows of glaciers picked strawberries and flowers as ripe and fair as any the Southland could boast.