The last day
, clearer and colder than ever, gave perfect going, and they covered seventy miles.
That we might have made the tour of the world in only seventy-eight days
It was no day
of rest, but a day
of texts, of catechisms (Watts'), of tracts about converted swearers, godly charwomen, and edifying deaths of sinners saved.
A stay of one day
will be made here, and the voyage continued to Madeira, which will be reached in about three days
The tenth is favourable for a male to be born; but, for a girl, the fourth day
of the mid-month.
The next day
they kept along the river, but came to a halt after ten miles' march, on account of the rain.
I sold my farm on the Yadkin, and what goods we could not carry with us; and on the twenty-fifth day
of September, 1773, bade a farewel to our friends, and proceeded on our journey to Kentucke, in company with five families more, and forty men that joined us in Powel's Valley, which is one hundred and fifty miles from the now settled parts of Kentucke.
One sufferer had got three days
for not saluting him.
The working part of this day
and of the next were wholly employed in making my table, for I was yet but a very sorry workman, though time and necessity made me a complete natural mechanic soon after, as I believe they would do any one else.
This was a China warehouse indeed, truly and literally to be called so, and had I not been upon the journey, I could have stayed some days
to see and examine the particulars of it.
Then the truth flashed on me; the owners of those gleaming eyes had dragged my prize away from me to be devoured in their neighboring lair; as they had been waiting for days
, for weeks, for months, through all this awful eternity of my imprisonment to drag my dead carcass to their feast.
On the day
after to-morrow you declare you are tired of Aldborough, and Mrs.