In the very aspect of those primitive
and rugged trees there was, methinks, a tanning principle which hardened and consolidated the fibers of men's thoughts.
The banquet was served up in primitive
style: skins of various kinds, nicely dressed for the occasion, were spread upon the ground; upon these were heaped up abundance of venison, elk meat, and mountain mutton, with various bitter roots which the Indians use as condiments.
The French merchant at his trading post, in these primitive
days of Canada, was a kind of commercial patriarch.
Luckily Good is a very decent surgeon, and so soon as his small box of medicines was forthcoming, having thoroughly cleansed the wounds, he managed to stitch up first Sir Henry's and then his own pretty satisfactorily, considering the imperfect light given by the primitive
Kukuana lamp in the hut.
I had again the feeling that he was possessed of a devil; but you could not say that it was a devil of evil, for it was a primitive
force that existed before good and ill.
Traditions had brought forth symbols, beneath which they disappeared like the trunk of a tree beneath its foliage; all these symbols in which humanity placed faith continued to grow, to multiply, to intersect, to become more and more complicated; the first monuments no longer sufficed to contain them, they were overflowing in every part; these monuments hardly expressed now the primitive
tradition, simple like themselves, naked and prone upon the earth.
Squatting upon his haunches on the table top in the cabin his father had built--his smooth, brown, naked little body bent over the book which rested in his strong slender hands, and his great shock of long, black hair falling about his well- shaped head and bright, intelligent eyes--Tarzan of the apes, little primitive
man, presented a picture filled, at once, with pathos and with promise--an allegorical figure of the primordial groping through the black night of ignorance toward the light of learning.
where the actions of men are the subject of observation) the first and most primitive
approximation to present itself was the will of the gods and, after that, the will of those who stood in the most prominent position- the heroes of history.
With certain obvious lapses in its art, and with an art that is at its best very simple, and perhaps primitive
, the book is still a work of art.
Encounters with wild beasts of gigantic size were of almost daily occur-rence; but with our deadly express rifles we ran com-paratively little risk when one recalls that previously we had both traversed this world of frightful dangers inadequately armed with crude, primitive
weapons and all but naked.
His mind, reverted to the primitive
, was untroubled by any more serious obligations than those of providing sustenance, and safeguarding his life.
First they looked wonderingly at the almost naked white man standing there with the firelight playing upon rounded muscles, took in the primitive
attire and the equally primitive
armament and then all eyes turned toward the colonel.