I had to carry the pail up the hill.
Teath the ground lay a dark and mysterious region, now con- obs~ red as an inverse heaven (Nenet), now as a vast series of pail ems whose gates were guarded by demons.
In those driving northeast rains which tried the village houses so, when the maids stood ready with mop and pail in front entries to keep the deluge out, I sat behind my door in my little house, which was all entry, and thoroughly enjoyed its protection.
Whoever camps for a week in summer by the shore of a pond, needs only bury a pail of water a few feet deep in the shade of his camp to be independent of the luxury of ice.
When I went to get a pail of water early in the morning I frequently saw this stately bird sailing out of my cove within a few rods.
First I take an axe and pail and go in search of water, if that be not a dream.
You look into his pail with wonder as into a summer pond, as if he kept summer locked up at home, or knew where she had retreated.