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  • For the native peoples of the Amazon, the beginning of the end arrived one day early in 1500, when Spanish explorer Vicente Yáñez Pinzón eased his small ship into the mouth of the great river.

    The Last Tribes Standing

  • Peering out through the brushes, Moshe could see thirty feet of sandy beach, strewn with seaweed, gently sloping down to the banks of the great river.

    Archive 2007-03-01

  • The current of traffic had hitherto run to and fro between east and west, the trend of the railways was in that direction; the traffic in the north and south direction had come to Danzig along the great river.

    The Shape of Things to Come

  • But traffic thinned out where the wide road known as the ridgeward Istri Walk pushed into the north alongside the great river.

    Spirit Gate

  • And Charlotte stepped carefully into the boat, and he began to row across the great river, through to the Land of the Dead.

    The Shadow Thieves

  • Ferry The soft, full light of a late summer morning revealed a straggling group of humans-a foraging party-carrying empty sacks and crude buckets along the receded waters of the great river.

    Genellan- Planetfall

  • God made at first all men black — He always does in the African story — and then He went across a great river and called men to follow Him, and the wisest and the bravest and the best plunged into the great river and crossed it; and the water washed them white, so they are the ancestors of the white men.

    Travels in West Africa

  • Stalingrad, a sprawling but narrow band of civilization and industry, lay hugging the west shore of the great river.

    Home Is the Hunter

  • This was die advent of Akh-Horus into the lives and consciousness of every person living in the land along the great river.

    River God

  • In effect, Italian Gaul-of-the-Padus was a separate country divided itself into two countries, north of the great river and south of the great river.

    The First Man in Rome

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