"Thar is allus the devil to pay, and after that it most usually settles."
"Sam flying around from one side of the fire to another, with an intense air of preoccupation, and occasionally uttering a droll remark regarding his experiences in cooking under the various circumstances of his checkered life."
"The snow, or the hoarfrost, is thick on the grass beside your couch, and possibly your clothes . . . are covered with as much rime as the beard of St Nicholas."
"The approach to them was unsafe, the incrustation surrounding them bending in many places beneath our weight."
"Eighteen sharp claws, a mouthful of keen teeth, had Pussy, and she worked them all with a desperate will when she landed on Grumpy's bare, bald, sensitive nose."
People feared that automobiles would frighten horses and wildlife, so the park superintendent issue a general order forbidding cars. .... Despite this several vehicles entered the park by accident or contrivance.
"The night-noises are mysterious and amazingly various, particularly if the camp is surrounded by woods."
"These teamsters are a hardy, rough-and-ready class, who seem impervious alike to fear and the vicissitudes of the weather; and it would be difficult to find any persons more hospitable than they are."
"Quicker than lightning the truth flashed over me. The animal had taken to a tree. and was even then, very likely, making ready for a spring."
"I used to have a mule that liked nothing better than to chase a bear up a tree."