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  • Middleton Abbey, the place of her sojourn, was about twenty miles distant by road, eighteen by bridle-paths and footways.

    The Woodlanders

  • Canoes came off from the shore, dusky swimmers glided through the water, youths, athletes, like the bronzes of the Naples Museum, rode the waves on their surf-boards, brilliantly dressed riders galloped along the sands and came trooping down the bridle-paths from all the vicinity till a many-coloured tropical crowd had assembled at the landing.

    The Hawaiian Archipelago

  • There are no conveyances, and outside the village these narrow roads dwindle into bridle-paths, with just room for one horse to pass another.

    The Hawaiian Archipelago

  • Thereafter we turned off towards the crags, she fluttering her handkerchief lovingly after her departing lord, and presently we were climbing into the hills by one of the bridle-paths that are the only tracks through that wild and picturesque little region.

    Royal Flash

  • Behind you ran a narrow road made well-nigh impassable by rains, while to the front you looked upon high foot-hills covered with a dense tropical growth, which could only be traversed by bridle-paths terminating within range of the enemy's guns.

    History of the Gatling Gun Detachment

  • The roads were very poor, and, indeed, little better than bridle-paths until the San Juan River and El Caney were reached.

    History of the Gatling Gun Detachment

  • St. Eleanor's, there was nothing but bridle-paths and rough trails through the woods.

    Adrift in the Ice-Fields

  • Where we were riding there was no road, -- simply bridle-paths, and frequently not even a path.

    My Three Days in Gilead

  • The trouble with most folks nowadays was that they had been trotting the thoroughfares of every-day commonplaces so long they had got dust in their eyes till they couldn't see the bridle-paths of the Unusual, but that didn't prove that Romance wasn't doing business at the same old stand.

    Every Man for Himself

  • The rocky and precipitous coast afforded no sheltered landing places, the roads were mere bridle-paths, the effect of the tropical sun and rains upon the unacclimated troops was deadly, and a dread of strange and unknown diseases had its effect on the Army.

    History of the Gatling Gun Detachment

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