This, Captain Bonneville was assured by a veteran hunter in his company, was the great valley of the Seedske-dee; and the same informant would have fain persuaded him that a small stream
, three feet deep, which he came to on the
Therein he slew Thersilochus, Mydon, Astypylus, Mnesus, Thrasius, Oeneus, and Ophelestes, and he would have slain yet others, had not the river in anger taken human form, and spoken to him from out the deep waters saying, "Achilles, if you excel all in strength, so do you also in wickedness, for the gods are ever with you to protect you: if, then, the son of Saturn has vouchsafed it to you to destroy all the Trojans, at any rate drive them out of my stream
, and do your grim work on land.
At length they emerged upon a stream
of clear water, one of the forks of Powder River, and to their great joy beheld once more wide grassy meadows, stocked with herds of buffalo.
Billy grinned, and fell to examining a spring which bubbled a clear stream
into the meadow.
26, you can think of me, and how I used to lie awake, listening to the stream
rippling beneath the window, with its gentle harpsichord tinkle, and little by little letting slip the multifarious world.
Now the stones at the bottom of the stream
were round and slippery, and the current swept along strongly, waist-deep, in the middle.
It was somewhere near this part of the day that the noise of falling waters, which we had faintly caught in the early morning, became more distinct; and it was not long before we were arrested by a rocky precipice of nearly a hundred feet in depth, that extended all across the channel, and over which the wild stream
poured in an unbroken leap.
The water, touched to gold by the early sun, the brooding mists under the banks at some distance down the stream
, the fort, the soldiers, the piece of drift -- all had distracted him.
With steady, powerful strokes the ape-man forged out into the stream
toward the drifting dugout.
As we cruised slowly along, two of the boches again saw what they believed to be a man, or manlike creature, watching us from a fringe of trees a hundred yards inland, and shortly after we discovered the mouth of a small stream
emptying into the bay: It was the first stream
we had found since leaving the river, and I at once made preparations to test its water.
I found out from the coachman, among other matters, that there was a famous fishing stream
near Barkingham; and the first thing I did, on arriving at the town, was to buy a rod and line.
Down the warm stream
from the pool floated the countless billions of eggs and tadpoles, developing as they drifted slowly toward the sea.