Two darling sons, and a brother, have I lost by savage hands, which have also taken from me forty valuable horses, and abundance of cattle
thief, it is time to come to the Council Rock
When the cattle
, which were thirsty, caught sight of the water, they ran as quickly as they could to drink.
My friends,' said I, 'we have meat and drink in the ship, let us mind, therefore, and not touch the cattle, or we shall suffer for it; for these cattle and sheep belong to the mighty sun, who sees and gives ear to everything.
105} As long as corn and wine held out the men did not touch the cattle when they were hungry; when, however, they had eaten all there was in the ship, they were forced to go further afield, with hook and line, catching birds, and taking whatever they could lay their hands on; for they were starving.
At this rate there must have existed at least a score of species of wild cattle
, as many sheep, and several goats in Europe alone, and several even within Great Britain.
Shortly after our arrival at Don Juan's, one of the largest herds of cattle
was driven in towards the house, and three beasts were picked out to be slaughtered for the supply of the establishment.
We have a market once a week, and a considerable amount of business is transacted in corn and cattle.
This is how we came to have nineteen hundred hearths in the place of a hundred and thirty-seven; three thousand head of cattle instead of eight hundred; and for a population of seven hundred, no less than two thousand persons are living in the township, or three thousand, if the people down the valley are included.
Chavon's worked it for eight years now, an' never rested it once, never put anything in for what he took out, except the cattle into the stubble the minute the hay was on.
In a pasture glade, farther on, they came upon a bunch of cattle.
Being all now good friends--for common danger, as I said above, had effectually reconciled them-- they began to consider their general circumstances; and the first thing that came under consideration was whether, seeing the savages particularly haunted that side of the island, and that there were more remote and retired parts of it equally adapted to their way of living, and manifestly to their advantage, they should not rather move their habitation, and plant in some more proper place for their safety, and especially for the security of their cattle