From a heterogeneous collection of loot, Achmet Zek procured a pith helmet and a European saddle, and from his black slaves and followers a party of porters, askaris and tent boys to make up a modest safari for a big game hunter.
He was in the clutches of the most notorious of cut-throats--a hater of all Europeans, especially those who wore the uniform of Belgium.
dinner is better than the European
breakfast, but it has its faults and inferiorities; it does not satisfy.
Just in the same manner as we see at the present day, that very many European
productions cover the ground in La Plata, and in a lesser degree in Australia, and have to a certain extent beaten the natives; whereas extremely few southern forms have become naturalised in any part of Europe, though hides, wool, and other objects likely to carry seeds have been largely imported into Europe during the last two or three centuries from La Plata, and during the last thirty or forty years from Australia.
came among them for the first time, they were mistaken for creatures of a higher race.
Many an ugly scowl was cast upon the tall European
by swarthy, dark-eyed sons of the desert, but neither smiles nor scowls produced any outwardly visible effect upon him.
This happy step was, indeed, our deliverance: for though we did not immediately see any European
ships in the bay of Tonquin, yet the next morning there came into the bay two Dutch ships; and a third without any colours spread out, but which we believed to be a Dutchman, passed by at about two leagues' distance, steering for the coast of China; and in the afternoon went by two English ships steering the same course; and thus we thought we saw ourselves beset with enemies both one way and the other.
It was easier, therefore, for Lucas than for the others to establish a connection or receive a message from the European
Secretary's household--a small thing, and yet where events are compressed into a few hours it may prove essential.
Of the various European
settlements upon this continent, which have finally merged in one independent nation, the first establishments were made at various times, by several nations, and under the influence of different motives.
Washington, who, after uselessly admonishing the European
general of the danger into which he was heedlessly running, saved the remnants of the British army, on this occasion, by his decision and courage.
Some of the natives present at the Feast of Calabashes had displayed a few articles of European
dress; disposed however, about their persons after their own peculiar fashion.
Imagine twenty thousand of them breaking into the midst of an European
army, confounding the ranks, overturning the carriages, battering the warriors' faces into mummy by terrible yerks from their hinder hoofs; for they would well deserve the character given to Augustus, RECALCITRAT UNDIQUE TUTUS.