Lawrence, soon found that in the rich peltries of the interior, they had sources of wealth that might almost rival the mines of Mexico and Peru.
“Pardon me,” said I, “O Thou Whom I must no longer address as the Perfection of all Beauty; but let me beg thee to vouchsafe thy servant a sight of thine interior.”
They then struck directly westward, across the great chain of California mountains intervening between these interior plains and the shores of the Pacific.
Not even the mule and ox-cart drivers, whom they would hire to take them into the wilds of the interior would be told of the real object of the search.
From time to time, on the road which they had carefully left on their left, passed fugitives coming from the interior, at the news of the landing of the royal troops.
A few venturesome souls crossed the street and rattled the door in its frame; struck matches and held them near the window; attempted to view the black interior. Some of the spectators invited attention to their wit by shouting and groaning and challenging the ghost to a footrace.
I hired a man and two horses to take me to Bathurst, a village about one hundred and twenty miles in the interior, and the centre of a great pastoral district.
Armed men rushed from the interior of many a hut and raced madly across the clearing toward the excited sentry.
But scarce had I fallen ere I felt powerful hands grip my ankles, and in another second I was being drawn within the shelter of the tree’s interior. For a moment it was a tug of war between Tars Tarkas and a great plant man, who clung tenaciously to my breast, but presently I got the point of my long-sword beneath him and with a mighty thrust pierced his vitals.
They proceeded at once to extract the interior mould, for the purpose of clearing out the boring of the piece.
“In the very heart of an extinct volcano, the interior of which has been invaded by the sea, after some great convulsion of the earth.
It was not, then, till after standing several minutes on the shore that D’Artagnan saw upon the port, but more particularly in the interior of the isle, an immense number of workmen in motion.

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