Thank God, you earn enough to keep us, though it is sometimes close work to pay for all the oats and hay, the license, and the rent besides; but Harry will soon be earning something, and I would rather struggle on harder than we do than go back to those horrid times when you hardly had a minute to look at your own children, and we never could go to a place of worship together, or have a happy, quiet day
. God forbid that we should ever turn back to those times; that's what I say, Jerry."
To make matters worse, this dangerous river travel could not be done in the dark, and their working day
was reduced to the six hours of twilight.
Phileas Fogg had won his wager, and had made his journey around the world in eighty days
. To do this he had employed every means of conveyance--steamers, railways, carriages, yachts, trading-vessels, sledges, elephants.
"It is so called, I think, in recognition of the spirit of the Jewish institution, that one day
in seven should be a day
A stay of one day
will be made here, and the voyage continued to Madeira, which will be reached in about three days
765-767) Mark the days
which come from Zeus, duly telling your slaves of them, and that the thirtieth day
of the month is best for one to look over the work and to deal out supplies.
Hunt feared that he might be several days
in passing through this mountain defile, and run the risk of famine, he encamped in the neighborhood of the Indians, for the purpose of bartering with them for a horse.
Duquesne, eleven other Frenchmen, and some of their own chiefs, and marched up within view of our fort, with British and French colours flying; and having sent a summons to me, in his Britannick Majesty's name, to surrender the fort, I requested two days
consideration, which was granted.
Diergandt--for Love--4 days
." Many people in this world have caught it heavier than for the same indiscretion.
As yet no free schools had been started for coloured people in that section, hence each family agreed to pay a certain amount per month, with the understanding that the teacher was to "board 'round"--that is, spend a day
with each family.
This was not so difficult to me as the making the shovel: and yet this and the shovel, and the attempt which I made in vain to make a wheelbarrow, took me up no less than four days
- I mean always excepting my morning walk with my gun, which I seldom failed, and very seldom failed also bringing home something fit to eat.
In two days
more we passed the great China wall, made for a fortification against the Tartars: and a very great work it is, going over hills and mountains in an endless track, where the rocks are impassable, and the precipices such as no enemy could possibly enter, or indeed climb up, or where, if they did, no wall could hinder them.