1 Ours was the marsh country, down by the river, within, as the river wound, twenty miles of the sea.
2 Once, I had been taken to one of our old marsh churches to see a skeleton in the ashes of a rich dress that had been dug out of a vault under the church pavement.
3 The winking lights upon the bridges were already pale, the coming sun was like a marsh of fire on the horizon.
4 Going back to my window, I could see the two men moving over the marsh.
5 But whether Joe knew how poor I was, and how my great expectations had all dissolved, like our own marsh mists before the sun, I could not understand.
6 Look to the right, and you'll see a flat country, with a good deal of marsh in it; look to the left, and you'll see the same.
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7 Nothing was to be heard but the night sounds of the frogs that never ceased in the marsh, and the horses snorting in the mist that rose over the meadow before the morning.
8 The marsh was dry and there were no grouse at all.
9 When they reached a little marsh Levin would have driven by, but Stepan Arkadyevitch, with the experienced eye of a sportsman, at once detected reeds visible from the road.
10 Before they had time to stop, the dogs had flown one before the other into the marsh.
11 They walked right across the marsh.
12 Except little birds and peewits, of which Vassenka killed one, there was nothing in the marsh.
13 When they reached the second marsh, which was fairly large, and would inevitably take some time to shoot over, Levin tried to persuade them to pass it by.
14 Again, as the marsh was narrow, Levin, like a good host, remained with the carriage.
15 He handed the reins to Veslovsky and walked into the marsh.