He took out and consulted a pocket almanac
, and added, "As today is Wednesday, the 2nd of October, I shall be due in London in this very room of the Reform Club, on Saturday, the 21st of December, at a quarter before nine p.
These are interpreted by the superstitious Indians into warnings that strangers are at hand; and one accidental coincidence, like the chance fulfillment of an almanac
prediction, is sufficient to cover a thousand failures.
Besides all this, he had read his Bible, including the apocryphal books; Poor Richard's Almanac
, Taylor's Holy Living and Dying, The Pilgrim's Progress, with Bunyan's Life and Holy War, a great deal of Bailey's Dictionary, Valentine and Orson, and part of a History of Babylon, which Bartle Massey had lent him.
When he 'took the sun, and with the help of "The Old Farmer's" almanac
found the latitude, Harvey would jump down into the cabin and scratch the reckoning and date with a nail on the rust of the stove-pipe.
Her employment, diversified by an occasional glance at the pot, now beginning to simmer over the blaze, was the perusal of the current year's Massachusetts Almanac
, which, with the exception of an old black-letter Bible, comprised all the literary wealth of the family.
After that we could walk about the village in the pouring rain until bed-time; or we could sit in a dimly-lit bar-parlour and read the almanac
MacGlue quietly consulted his pocket almanac
before he replied.
A broken slate that had blown off the roof, an inch or two of pencil, an old almanac
for a reader, several bits of brown or yellow paper ironed smoothly and sewn together for a copy-book, and the copies sundry receipts written in Aunt Plenty's neat hand.
Marwood told Peter he didn't think Adam had any grandfather and advised him to go home and look at the almanac
His only books were an almanac
and an arithmetic, in which last he was considerably expert.
The old councillor, who had had three orders given him to make him hold his tongue, asserted that the Leap-frog was a prophet; for that one could see on his back, if there would be a severe or mild winter, and that was what one could not see even on the back of the man who writes the almanac
A Greenwich nautical almanac
he has, and so being sure of the information when he wants it, the man in the street does not know a star in the sky.