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Cattle once down may be days in dying. They stretch out their necks along the ground, and roll up their slow eyes at longer intervals.
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Death by starvation is slow.
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For one thing there is the divinest, cleanest air to be breathed anywhere in God's world.
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From the time that he had first found, himself alone with them, Oliver had felt sure that the animals could come alive again if they wished.
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I am persuaded that the coyotes in my valley, which is narrow and beset with steep, sharp hills, in long passages steer by the pinnacles of the sky-line, going with head cocked to one side to keep to the left or right of such and such a promontory.
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I suppose no man becomes a pocket hunter by first intention.
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Man is a great blunderer going about in the woods, and there is no other except the bear makes so much noise.
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Nevertheless there are certain peaks, canons, and clear meadow spaces which are above all compassing of words, and have a certain fame as of the nobly great to whom we give no familiar names.
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No man can be stronger than his destiny.
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Nothing the desert produces expresses it better than the unhappy growth of the tree yuccas.
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Over the tops of it, beginning to dusk under a young white moon, trailed a wavering ghost of smoke, and at the end of it I came upon the Pocket Hunter making a dry camp in the friendly scrub.
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People would be surprised to know how much I learned about prayer from playing poker.
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Probably we never fully credit the interdependence of wild creatures, and their cognizance of the affairs of their own kind.
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Since this is a hill country one expects to find springs, but not to depend upon them; for when found they are often brackish and unwholesome, or maddening, slow dribbles in a thirsty soil.
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So wide is the range of the scavengers that it is never safe to say, eyewitness to the contrary, that there are few or many in such a place.
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The manner of the country makes the usage of life there, and the land will not be lived in except in its own fashion.
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There are many areas in the desert where drinkable water lies within a few feet of the surface, indicated by the mesquite and the bunch grass.
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This is the sense of the desert hills, that there is room enough and time enough.
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To underestimate one's thirst, to pass a given landmark to the right or left, to find a dry spring where one looked for running water - there is no help for any of these things.
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What women have to stand on squarely is not their ability to see the world in the way men see it, but the importance and validity of their seeing it in some other way.
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