a number sufficient, as he supposed, for present purposes; and, having laid in a supply of ammunition, provisions, and Indian goods, embarked all on board one of those great canoes at that time universally used by the fur traders for navigating the intricate and often-obstructed rivers.
To this day I cannot free myself from the impression that, for some forty minutes, the fate of the great battle hung upon a breath of wind such as I have felt stealing from behind, as it were, upon my cheek while engaged
in looking to the westward for the signs of the true weather.
since October,secretly engaged
.It has hurt me, Emma, very much.
His brain was too numbed to work out a perfectly accurate schedule, but it looked as if she must have got engaged
to this Pickering person before she met him, Bill, in the road that night.
The natives were hurrying about hither and thither, engaged
in various duties, some lugging off to the stream enormous hollow bamboos, for the purpose of filling them with water; others chasing furious-looking hogs through the bushes, in their endeavours to capture them; and numbers employed in kneading great mountains of poee-poee heaped up in huge wooden vessels.
Their owners had evidently come to that spot to make some needful repairs in the stage arrangements, for one of them was engaged
in binding together a small gallows with thread, while the other was intent upon fixing a new black wig, with the aid of a small hammer and some tacks, upon the head of the radical neighbour, who had been beaten bald.
Jennings, by being much engaged
in her own room, could see little of what was passing.
And thus, without in appearance living otherwise than those who, with no other occupation than that of spending their lives agreeably and innocently, study to sever pleasure from vice, and who, that they may enjoy their leisure without ennui, have recourse to such pursuits as are honorable, I was nevertheless prosecuting my design, and making greater progress in the knowledge of truth, than I might, perhaps, have made had I been engaged
in the perusal of books merely, or in holding converse with men of letters.
I fell almost directly in the center of the fierce combat, among warriors who had not seen my approach so busily were they engaged
in life and death struggles.
"If I have engaged
myself, what right have you to complain of it?" she answered firmly.
Jones now finding himself engaged
with two, thought it necessary to rid himself of one of his antagonists as soon as possible.
I have hired a vessel and am occupied in collecting my sailors; those whom I have already engaged
appear to be men on whom I can depend and are certainly possessed of dauntless courage.