Why, it was really refreshing even to think of it; and so I straightway fell to picturing
myself seated beneath a cocoanut tree on the brow of the mountain, with a cluster of plantains within easy reach, criticizing her nautical evolutions as she was working her way out of the harbour.
She understood the general routine of mining, and had been daily picturing
him going down in the cage to the bottom, travelling through a long entry until he was under his home farm and located in one of the low, three-foot rooms where a Kansas miner must stoop all day.
Those black angularities which his face had used to put on when his wishes were thwarted now did duty in picturing
the incorrigible backslider who would insist upon turning again to his wallowing in the mire.