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Examples of Back-water
He hid his canoe in the bushes and strode rapidly across the islet, pushing with impatience through the twigs of heavy undergrowth intercrossed over his path.
It may be supposed that Dain Maroola was not exceptionally delighted with his prospective mother-in- law, nor that he actually approved of that worthy woman's appetite for shining dollars.
It was covered with wild fowl of various kinds, and there were several patches of reeds in which they were feeding.
We reached our destination at 1 p.m., where we found Mr. Eyre, with eight or nine natives, all, who were then in the neighbourhood.
Engineering difficulties there were none; but two or three other things must be heeded.
The good miller answered that with all his heart he would do that much to oblige me, and a hundred times more than that; but some little thought and care were needful.