I am not given to needless worrying, but the more I tried to convince myself that all was well with Powell, and that the dots I had seen on his trail
were antelope or wild horses, the less I was able to assure myself.
He was moving south along a game trail
, his calloused soles and knuckles giving forth no sound, when he came upon Dango at the opposite side of a small clearing.
Yet here are we, within a short range of the Scaroons, and not a sign of a trail
have we crossed!
For fifty yards before her the trail
was straight, and down this leafy tunnel she saw the stealthy advancing figure of a strange and fearful creature.
Werper could have screamed in fright, but up the trail
was coming the messenger of another death, equally sure and no less terrible.
Who the man and woman were he could not guess, but that the child was his was enough to keep him hot upon the trail
. He was sure that Rokoff would be following this trio, and so he felt confident that so long as he could keep upon the Russian's trail
he would be winning so much nearer to the time he might snatch his son from the dangers and horrors that menaced him.
crossed a fresh trail
, a trail
very fresh, very immediately fresh.
This was the matter: the trail
of the young man had abruptly ended, and all beyond was smooth, unbroken snow.
Not a soul had they encountered since Forty Mile, and they had made their own trail
. As yet, that winter, no one had travelled the river south of Forty Mile, and, for that matter, the whole winter through they might be the only ones to travel it.
Increasing his gait but slightly he followed the tortuous windings of the trail
until suddenly just before him, where the trail
wound about the bole of a huge tree, he saw a young buck moving slowly ahead of him.
We're sagging south on the Long Trail--the trail
that is always new.'"
We had struck this deserted cabin after a hard day on trail
. The dogs had been fed, the supper dishes washed, the beds made, and we were now enjoying that most delicious hour that comes each day, and but once each day, on the Alaskan trail
, the hour when nothing intervenes between the tired body and bed save the smoking of the evening pipe.