Aside from being caught in a drenching storm and one or two minor accidents
, nothing else of moment marked the remainder of the river journey, and at the end of the third day the canoes pulled to shore and a night camp was made.
, or one of those unaccountable freaks which nature sometimes plays in the animal world, gave rise to a breed of horses which were once well known in America, and distinguished by their habit of pacing.
Nevertheless, like the greater part of our misfortunes, even so serious a contingency brings its remedy and consolation with it, if the sufferer will but make the best rather than the worst, of the accident
which has befallen him.
I consider," said Sir Oliver, "that blinkers are dangerous things in the night; we horses can see much better in the dark than men can, and many an accident
would never have happened if horses might have had the full use of their eyes.
But he had been killed in an elevator accident
My own opinion of the matter is, briefly, as follows: I don't think she has met with any serious accident
It was my good fortune, that no ill accident
happened in these entertainments; only once a fiery horse, that belonged to one of the captains, pawing with his hoof, struck a hole in my handkerchief, and his foot slipping, he overthrew his rider and himself; but I immediately relieved them both, and covering the hole with one hand, I set down the troop with the other, in the same manner as I took them up.
If the wind held good, the distance might be traversed in five hours; if no accident
happened the sledge might reach Omaha by one o'clock.
And they might not even then have suspected it, but for the following little Accident
He returned just in time to hear Dirkovitch conclude, "Therefore, my dear friends, I am most sorry to say there was an accident
which would have been reparable if he had apologised to that our colonel, which he had insulted.
Nevertheless we got over without accident
, and soon found ourselves at the stationhouse.
These fellows, knowing the extravagant gullibility of the age, set their wits to work in the imagination of improbable possibilities - of odd accidents
, as they term them; but to a reflecting intellect(like mine," I added, in parenthesis, putting my forefinger unconsciously to the side of my nose,) "to a contemplative understanding such as I myself possess, it seems evident at once that the marvelous increase of late in these 'odd accidents
' is by far the oddest accident