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Examples of Quantity
We strapped a couple of blankets on our shoulders and took an axe apiece and started-for we intended to take up a wood ranch or so ourselves and become wealthy.
We had heard a world of talk about the marvellous beauty of Lake Tahoe, and finally curiosity drove us thither to see it.
The consequence might be guessed without my telling it: peopled turned their stock loose to starve, and before the spring arrived Carson and Eagle valleys were almost literally carpeted with their carcases!
I will remark here, in all seriousness, that the regular price of hay during that year and a part of the next was really two hundred and fifty dollars a ton.
While he was away the dog remained by his mistress, and would now lick her hand, now put his sharp little nose close up to her mouth, and examine her with an anxious expression, as if to ascertain her state of health.
His whole soul was full of compassion for the young, fair, and unhappy creature, and, while he took hold of her chin, which had sunk on her bosom, lifted her white face, and moistened her forehead and lips with water, he softly prayed for her salvation.