Such is the account given by Captain Bonneville of these rangers of the wilderness, and their appearance at the camp was strikingly characteristic.
Captain Bonneville, who was delighted with the game look of these cavaliers of the mountains, welcomed them heartily to his camp, and ordered a free allowance of grog to regale them, which soon put them in the most braggart spirits.
and his wife, and went next to the office of Mr.
The green meadows which border these mountain streams are generally well stocked with game, and the hunters killed several fat elks, which supplied the camp with fresh meat.
The next morning, to their surprise, Rose made his appearance at the camp, accompanied by some of his Crow associates.
Three hours were consumed in cooking, repairing harnesses, and making and breaking camp
, and the remaining nine hours dogs and men slept as if dead.
She did not know exactly where Hanson's camp
lay and so she did not guess that he was not leading her toward it.
"I shall tell them," he said, "that I apprehended you after you escaped from the camp
, that I took you to Achmet Zek, and that as he was engaged in a stubborn battle with the Waziri, he directed me to return to camp
with you, to obtain here a sufficient guard, and to ride north with you as rapidly as possible and dispose of you at the most advantageous terms to a certain slave broker whose name he gave me."
Some day there would come a moment when Kai Shang, Momulla, and three or four of the others would be absent from camp
, exploring or hunting.
The leaders sat amongst the box-wood, and took counsel together as to what they should do; while from below there surged up the buzz of voices, the shouting, the neighing of horses, and all the uproar of a great camp
One desperate, frightened yell from the first French soldier who saw the Cossacks, and all who were in the camp
, undressed and only just waking up, ran off in all directions, abandoning cannons, muskets, and horses.
At the camp
Virginia found that a neat clearing had been made upon a little tableland, a palisade built about it, and divided into three parts; the most northerly of which contained a small house for herself and her father, another for von Horn, and a common cooking and eating house over which Sing was to preside.