It seemed quite fairylike to Jo, as she went up and down the walks, enjoying the blooming walls on either side, the soft light, the damp sweet air, and the wonderful vines and trees
that hung about her, while her new friend cut the finest flowers till his hands were full.
The windows of the house in which he lived were high and he wanted to look at the trees
when he awoke in the morning.
He has come across some old manuscripts, or ancient document records, referring to this valley, and they state, according to this article he has written for the magazine, that somewhere in the valley is a wonderful city, traces of which have been found twenty to forty feet below the surface, on which great trees
are growing, showing that the city was covered hundreds, if not thousands, of years ago.
There seemed to be nothing to see; no fences, no creeks or trees
, no hills or fields.
They chatted incessantly: about the things around them; their amusing adventure out in the water-it had again assumed its entertaining aspect; about the wind, the trees
, the people who had gone to the Cheniere; about the children playing croquet under the oaks, and the Farival twins, who were now performing the overture to "The Poet and the Peasant.
During their wanderings they came unperceived on a piece of waste land where three splendid trees
In one part seeing people on the other side, and remarking that the water was shallow, and that the rocks and trees
which grew very thick there contributed to facilitate the attempt, I leaped from one rock to another, till I reached the opposite bank, to the great amazement of the natives themselves, who never had tried that way; my four companions followed me with the same success: and it hath been called since the passage of Father Jerome.
Crouched close to the great ape in the crotch of a tree
the boy had shivered through an almost sleepless night.
I STRODE through the undergrowth that clothed the ridge behind the house, scarcely heeding whither I went; passed on through the shadow of a thick cluster of straight-stemmed trees
beyond it, and so presently found myself some way on the other side of the ridge, and descending towards a streamlet that ran through a narrow valley.
A retrogade move Channel of a mountain torrent Alpine scenery Cascades Beaver valleys Beavers at work Their architecture Their modes of felling trees
Mode of trapping beaver Contests of skill A beaver "up to trap" Arrival at the Green River caches
The celebrity of the bread-fruit tree
, and the conspicuous place it occupies in a Typee bill of fare, induces me to give at some length a general description of the tree
, and the various modes in which the fruit is prepared.
Little is known concerning the properties of the tree
itself, the source of all this wealth; how much it may be improved by cultivation, by the use of the hoe and plough.