Mary Hunter Austin

Mary Hunter

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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.

People would be surprised to know how much I learned about prayer from playing poker.

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.

Probably we never fully credit the interdependence of wild creatures, and their cognizance of the affairs of their own kind.

Death by starvation is slow.

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.

For one thing there is the divinest, cleanest air to be breathed anywhere in God's world.

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.

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.

The demand for rhubarb is still there.

Genius . . . arises in the natural, aboriginal concern for the conscious unity of all phenomena.

The manner of the country makes the usage of life there, and the land will not be lived in except in its own fashion.

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.

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.

I suppose no man becomes a pocket hunter by first intention.

These findings are very reflective of what we see around the world. The rise in weight and obesity is being seen globally.

I think it went very well. We can always find things to improve, that's why we do drills.

They felt our system plan worked very well but communications could have been improved.

If you are not at your ideal body weight and are not active, over time, you have a risk of diabetes.

This is the sense of the desert hills, that there is room enough and time enough.

Man is a great blunderer going about in the woods, and there is no other except the bear makes so much noise.

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.

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.

We try to vary the drills every year to test different parts of our response efforts.

No man can be stronger than his destiny.

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