Phrases with "track"

Without leaving any track upon the snow she sped on at such a rate that I had great difficulty in keeping her in sight. The Black Lady of Brin Tor by Guy Boothby

Walter Scott There may be here those who will pretend to track mischief from light words, as I would find a buck from his frayings. The Betrothed by Walter Scott [1825]

D. H. Lawrence She went along the narrow track of flag-stones that were worn hollow by the feet of the fishermen. The Prussian Officer and other stories by D. H. Lawrence

Andrew Lang Next morning she set out to find her way back to the castle, but she wandered through the woods and forests, and she could find no path or track to guide her. The Grey Fairy Book by Andrew Lang

Rudyard Kipling Yes, sir; seventy-five an hour! But he’ll talk to you in the roundhouse just as democratic as I would And I— cuss — my wheel-base! — I’d kick clean off the track at half his gait. The Day’s Work by Rudyard Kipling [1898]

He crossed the little bridge, turned to the right, rode between the trees beside the swift river along the track to Rosthwaite. In the village he had not seen a soul. Rogue Herries by Hugh Walpole [1930]

Nathaniel Hawthorne Thus by tracking our footprints in the sand we track our own nature in its wayward course, and steal a glance upon it when it never dreams of being so observed. Twice-Told Tales by Nathaniel Hawthorne [1842]

Others would go from house to house trying to track down the originator of the gossip. Lark Rise to Candleford by Flora Thompson [1945]

M. R. James One of my mazes — I’m sorry to say the stupid people have destroyed it now — it was at a place in Hampshire — had the track marked out in that way. More Ghost Stories of an Antiquary by M. R. James

A hundred yards from the river the track we were following turned abruptly to the right hand and wound through a narrow gorge. Dr Nikola Returns by Guy Boothby [1896]

Arthur Conan Doyle The track from Kimberley to Dutoitspan was a rough one, but the moon was up, and the young merchant found no difficulty in following it. The Firm of Girdlestone by Arthur Conan Doyle [1890]

The track he had followed led to that portion of the cliff in which the sea had excavated the tunnel-spout known as the Devil’s Blow-hole. For the term of his natural life by Marcus Clarke [1874]

Jeremy Bentham These will bring us back into the regular track of analysis, pursued, without deviation, through the four preceding classes. An Introduction to the Principles of Morals and Legislation by Jeremy Bentham

Sir Walter Scott The ship leaned her side to the gale, and went roaring through the waves, leaving a long and rippling furrow to track her course. Old Mortality by Sir Walter Scott [1816]

H. G. Wells In a little while no one thought anything of crossing an abyss on a wire, and the mono-rail was superseding the tram-lines, railways: and indeed every form of track for mechanical locomotion. The War in the Air by H. G. Wells [1908]

It takes a good while to wear out a track in a dry country. Robbery Under Arms by Rolf Boldrewood

On the narrow track of the seaweed-carts four men were carrying inland Susan’s body on a hand-barrow, while several others straggled listlessly behind. Tales of Unrest by Joseph Conrad [1898]

If I have to track him like a Nyall blackfellow, I’ll find him. The Childerbridge Mystery by Guy Boothby [1902]

George Meredith A track of blood in the snow could not be brighter. The Adventures of Harry Richmond by George Meredith [1871]

Joseph Furphy Then the faint track became suddenly fainter, where half the scanty traffic branched off to the left, in the direction of Lindsay’s paddock. Such is Life by Joseph Furphy

It was about four inches square and depicted a wide stretch of common with a straight road running across it, and part of the white-railed track of a racecourse. The Vengeance of Larose by Arthur Gask [1939]

Andrew Lang Then he saw the track which the Dragon made when he went to a cliff to drink, and the track was as if a great river had rolled along and left a deep valley. The Red Fairy Book by Andrew Lang

Then he brought away the wheels one by one on horseback, and carted the body in a long time after with a load of wool, just before a heavy rain set in and washed out every track as clean as a whistle. Robbery Under Arms by Rolf Boldrewood

The track lay down the Wady Dahal and other influents of the great Wady Sa’lúwwah, a main feeder of the Dámah. The Land of Midian by Richard F. Burton [1879]

The track climbed high on one of the ridges of Sgurr Dearg, till it hung over a caldron of green glen with the Alt-na-Sidhe churning in its linn a thousand feet below. Space by John Buchan [1911]

Henry Lawson The track by Baldy Thompson’s was reckoned as a good tucker track, especially when a dissolution of parliament was threatened. While the Billy Boils by Henry Lawson

Sir Arthur Conan Doyle The track of a horse was plainly outlined in the soft earth in front of him, and the shoe which he took from his pocket exactly fitted the impression. The Memoirs of Sherlock Holmes by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle [1894]

The wind roared in our ears, the narrow track unwound itself like a lightning thread of silver through the saltbush, and we had to hold on like grim death to our seats. The Shadow of Larose by Arthur Gask [1930]

Arthur Morrison The track was clear, and dusk was approaching when at last the great Gillett made his appearance on the track. The Dorrington Deed-Box by Arthur Morrison

He could follow spoor like a Bushman, and would have riddled the Portuguese Jew’s track out of any jungle on earth. Mr. Standfast by John Buchan [1919]

One vague brief thought of all that he had sacrificed flashed across his brain; and swift upon his track followed the thought of what he stood to lose. Charlotte’s Inheritance by Mary Elizabeth Braddon [1868]

Arthur Conan Doyle We‘ll put him on the wrong track about it, and before he finds that it is the wrong track it will be in Holland and we out of the country. The Case Book of Sherlock Holmes by Arthur Conan Doyle [1927]

D.H. Lawrence I was pleased as I sat by the thin track of single flat stones that dropped swiftly downhill. Twilight in Italy by D.H. Lawrence [1916]

The track then struck to the north-west, across and sometimes down the network of Wadys that subtends the south-western Shárr — their names have already been mentioned. The Land of Midian by Richard F. Burton [1879]

It is only on such occasions that one can fully appreciate the sufferings of Regulus. We returned by the carriage-road, a track between two hills, composed of ruts and stones, and large holes. Life in Mexico by Frances Calderon de la Barca [1843]

Anna Katherine Green Then he straightway forgot her in the thought of that other woman whose track he was following with such poor promise of success. The Mystery of the Hasty Arrow by Anna Katherine Green

Sir Walter Scott She guided them to the wood of Warroch by the same track which the late Ellangowan had used when riding to Derncleugh in quest of his child on the miserable evening of Kennedy’s murder. Guy Mannering by Sir Walter Scott [1815]

Our route now, by reason of the snow, was purely a matter of conjecture, for no track of any sort could be seen. Dr Nikola Returns by Guy Boothby [1896]

Newhover was ahead of me — we never lost track of his launch — and it was my business to see what he was up to and to keep myself out of his sight. The Three Hostages by John Buchan [1924]

George Meredith Grief treads the starry places of the earth: In thy long track I feel who gave me birth. Vittoria by George Meredith [1867]

Wilkie Collins Wherever I went, it seemed to me that she was still just before; that her track and my track were one; that I had just lost my hold of her, and that she was just starting on her flight. Basil by Wilkie Collins [1852]

Rudyard Kipling But none knew — none knew save She and I; and the blown sand of the river-bed covered the track of my feet. Soldiers Three by Rudyard Kipling [1899]

Then we backed as if to let our locomotive run up the siding and try to butt the freight-train off the track to keep its engine company. Familiar Spanish Travels by William Dean Howells

Sir Walter Scott He observed, with some feelings of suspicion, that she chose a track already marked by several feet, which he could only suppose were those of the depredators who had spent the night in the vault. Guy Mannering by Sir Walter Scott [1815]

Mark Twain They have immense, flat, forked cushions of feet, that make a track in the dust like a pie with a slice cut out of it. The Innocents Abroad by Mark Twain

Edgar Rice Burroughs He had killed the fierce Tublat, so was he not therefore a mighty fighter? Now would he track down the crafty Sabor and slay her likewise. Tarzan of the Apes by Edgar Rice Burroughs [1912]

I walked up the narrow track that led up to the little gully with the moon shining down upon the white quartz rock. Robbery Under Arms by Rolf Boldrewood

Sinclair Lewis SHE had walked up the railroad track with Hugh, this Sunday afternoon. Main Street by Sinclair Lewis

She followed the track of Dominique in the trodden grass; he must have run, for she perceived a line of long footprints stretching across the meadow. The Miller’s Daughter by Émile Zola

John Galsworthy They mounted and pursued a track through the woods in silence, till Jon said: “Do you like picnics?” “I certainty do not. A Silent Wooing by John Galsworthy

Charles Kingsley History is “the track of God’s footsteps through time;” it is in His dealings with our forefathers that we may expect to find the laws by which He will deal with us. The Poetry of Sacred and Legendary Art by Charles Kingsley

E. Phillips Oppenheim Afterwards, I discovered that there was a reward, and I determined to track him down myself. Peter Ruff and the Double Four by E. Phillips Oppenheim [1912]

Henry Lawson Macquarie afterwards shouldered his swag and staggered and struggled along the track ten miles to the Union Town hospital. While the Billy Boils by Henry Lawson

Rudyard Kipling My! but they covered the ground! Nobody knows where they went, Or followed the track that they flew in, For that Continent Hadn’t been given a name. Just So Stories for Little Children by Rudyard Kipling [1902]

Rudyard Kipling There was a track — you couldn’t well get off it — and it was all you could do to stay on it. From Sea to Sea by Rudyard Kipling [1899]

F. Scott Fitzgerald She watched Dick’s eyes following Rosemary’s track from raft to raft; but the sigh that rocked out of her bosom was something left over from five years ago. Tender is the Night by F. Scott Fitzgerald

There is no direct line northwards here, so we had to track about, and hit upon the lines between the different villages, which enhanced our trouble and caused much delay. Journal of a Cruise on the Tanganyika Lake by John Hanning Speke [1864]

A few notes have been added for the benefit of that limited class of students who care to track an author through the highways and by-ways of his reading. Medical Essays by Oliver Wendell Holmes

Rudyard Kipling He hadn’t more’n squealed once ’fore I felt my bogies lift (he’d rolled right under the pilot), and I couldn’t catch the track again to save me. The Day’s Work by Rudyard Kipling [1898]

Just beyond the first station the engine of a freight-train had opportunely left the track in front of us, and we waited there four hours till it could be got back. Familiar Spanish Travels by William Dean Howells

The Gap was two hundred yards away, but Potticary’s time would not have disgraced a track performer. A Shilling for Candles by Josephine Tey [1936]

In the dyke by the roadside was a gate, from which a grass-grown track led over the first wave of the moor. The Thirty-Nine Steps by John Buchan [1915]

Charles Dickens We performed Auld Lang Syne the whole day; seeing nothing, out of towns and villages, but the track of stoats, hares, and foxes, and sometimes of birds. The Holly-Tree by Charles Dickens [1855]

We had been riding all night from track to track, sometimes steering by guesswork. Robbery Under Arms by Rolf Boldrewood

Robert Louis Stevenson Yes, by the directing hand of Providence, I had been conducted to the very track I was to follow. The Dynamiter by Robert Louis Stevenson

There would be the devil to pay if they couldn’t find a track of us. Robbery Under Arms by Rolf Boldrewood

George MacDonald Through it, along the edge of the forest, flowed a small river, and to this the track led. Lilith by George MacDonald

Henry Handel Richardson This girl was said to have nefariously “copied” from another, in the course of a written examination; and, as prefect of her class Mary was bound to track the evil down. The Getting of Wisdom by Henry Handel Richardson

It must have been in the act of stopping before it reached me, for the engine was switched off and on the soft track the car made no sound. The Shadow of Larose by Arthur Gask [1930]

Thomas Hardy Looking over the damp sod in the direction of the sun, a glistening ripple of gossamer webs was visible to their eyes under the luminary, like the track of moonlight on the sea. Tess of the d’Urbervilles by Thomas Hardy

Thomas Hardy This tremendous walk she performed at a rapid rate, never once turning her head, and avoiding every beaten track to keep clear of the knots of soldiers taking a walk. The Trumpet-Major by Thomas Hardy [1879]

There was this mitigation, however; we were on foot, and he driving in a dog-cart along the track leading to the moor, with his dogs and gun. Uncle Silas by J. Sheridan Le Fanu

Isabella Bird By road is simply meant a track of greater or less width, trodden on the soil by the passage of caravans for ages. Journeys in Persia and Kurdistan by Isabella Bird [1891]

F. Scott Fitzgerald A little before midnight arrived the first unit of the Red Cross. But the three doctors, presently joined by two others from near-by villages, had lost track of time long before that. Taps at Reveille by F. Scott Fitzgerald [1935]

The Irish followed their track in disorganized multitudes; each day encreasing; each day becoming more lawless. The Last Man by Mary Shelley

It will be like looking for a track of one particular sheep in a stock-yard after a mob of wild cattle have been turned into it. The Childerbridge Mystery by Guy Boothby [1902]

Arthur Machen And, finally, there was no track of motor-car or motor-bicycle in the lanes which must have been followed to pass from one place to the other. The Terror by Arthur Machen

T. E. Lawrence Abdulla turned away his camel’s head, but the Zaagi, with curses, crossed his track and whipped three bullets from his automatic through the man’s bare chest. Seven Pillars of Wisdom by T. E. Lawrence [1926]

Henry Kingsley The track was easily seen, and although it was exceedingly cold, the Doctor, being well wrapped up, contrived, with incessant smoking, to be moderately comfortable. The Recollections of Geoffrey Hamlyn by Henry Kingsley [1859]

Henry Handel Richardson The “bloodhounds” had begun to track their prey. Australia Felix by Henry Handel Richardson

Jules Verne Nevertheless there are many whom the police will never be able to track down. The Master of the World by Jules Verne [1904]

A band of the savage natives were stealthily creeping on my track — the natives in those parts were not then so much awed by the white man as now. A Strange Story by Edward Bulwer-Lytton [1862]

Theodore Dreiser Whatever had been, however, had lacked affection, and now he saw that he was losing track of their doings. Sister Carrie by Theodore Dreiser

The track then left the Dámah and turned up a short broad bed to the north-west. The Land of Midian by Richard F. Burton [1879]

You may see him again, and may track him home; it is very desirable to find out who he really is if practicable. East Lynne by Ellen Wood [1861]

Thomas Hardy By walking straight we must come to a track leading somewhere before the morning. The Woodlanders by Thomas Hardy

Arthur Conan Doyle Alternately we dipped down into a hollow or rose to the summit of an eminence from which we could see the road winding as a thin white track over successive hills beyond. Uncle Jeremy’s Household by Arthur Conan Doyle

When a few hundred yards farther on I turned off the road into the track leading to the Grey House, glancing half round, I was not too pleased to see him standing still, watching me. The Silent Dead by Arthur Gask [1950]

Edith Wharton And what if it were true? What if her unconscious guilt went back even farther than his thought dared to track it? She could not now recall a time when she had not loved him. Fruit of the Tree by Edith Wharton [1907]

Arthur Conan Doyle If a pack can track a trailed herring across a shire, how far can a specially trained hound follow so pungent a smell as this? It sounds like a sum in the rule of three. The Sign of Four by Arthur Conan Doyle [1890]

Darking had a lantern and guided them by a track down a shaggy slope, among scrub of thorn and holly. The Blanket of the Dark by John Buchan [1931]

Robert Louis Stevenson We went by a track I had never before followed down the hill to Vaisigano, which flows here in a deep valley, and was unusually full, so that the horses trembled in the ford. Vailima Letters by Robert Louis Stevenson

Ralph and Charles walked on in front, following the track across the field. The Danvers Jewels by Mary Cholmondeley [1886]

The western branch keeps to forest and jungle, following, generally, the ridges, for in the wet season the grass lands are flooded, when the track is but a silvery grey ribbon on a carpet of green. Tropic Days by E. J. Banfield

Wilkie Collins Intending to walk to the convent, I parted company with the guide and the mules where the track branched off, leaving them to go back to the village and await my return. The Queen of Hearts by Wilkie Collins [1859]

She knew the track of every one of the denizens of the camps, and read into each never-failing characteristics. Last Leaves from Dunk Island by E. J. Banfield

It was far from the track of the tripper, and had not then been spoilt by the wealthy tourist. The Childerbridge Mystery by Guy Boothby [1902]

George Gissing Spring is shining upon these lanes and meadows; I feel as if I must follow every winding track that opens by my way. The Private Papers of Henry Ryecroft by George Gissing [1902]

F. Scott Fitzgerald Do you feel sure that you’re on the right track ——” “You’re wearing beautiful stockings,” he interrupted. Tales of the Jazz Age by F. Scott Fitzgerald

Didn’t you see the sweat marks on the table when he took away his hand? We’re on the right track sure enough!” They went back to the front door. The Lonely House by Arthur Gask [1929]

Florence Dixie You wish to know who I am, and by what right I seek to track him, and why ? Listen ; you will have answers to your questions, will you ? Then here they are. Redeemed in Blood by Florence Dixie [1889]

Joseph Furphy Well, if I tackle this track out to the main road, there’s three o’ them bullocks’ll drop in yoke before I fetch the station. Such is Life by Joseph Furphy

Jack London Above and below was sheer cliff, and the track stretched ahead a hundred yards clear and empty. The Red One by Jack London [1918]

Nathaniel Hawthorne The track which I chanced to follow led me to a crystal spring with a border of grass as freshly green as on May morning, and overshadowed by the limb of a great oak. Twice-Told Tales by Nathaniel Hawthorne [1842]

Nathaniel Hawthorne Be that as it might, the scaffold of the pillory was a point of view that revealed to Hester Prynne the entire track along which she had been treading, since her happy infancy. The Scarlet Letter by Nathaniel Hawthorne [1850]

H.P. Lovecraft Had had ’em ages afore, but lost track o’ the upper world after a time. The Shadow over Innsmouth by H.P. Lovecraft [1931]

George Meredith Track the lightning, and you track Attila. They moan: ’tis he! Bleed: ’tis he!  Beneath his foot Leagues are deserts charred and mute; Where he passed, there passed a sea. Ballads and Poems of Tragic Life by George Meredith [1887]

D. H. Lawrence And then she noticed a narrow track between young fir-trees, a track that seemed to lead nowhere. Lady Chatterley’s Lover by D. H. Lawrence

Robert Louis Stevenson Now, with my little gun, I crawl All in the dark along the wall, And follow round the forest track Away behind the sofa back. A Child’s Garden of Verses by Robert Louis Stevenson

The track he was now following had every appearance of being very seldom used, and, certainly, it could be used only in fine weather. The Vengeance of Larose by Arthur Gask [1939]

Arthur Conan Doyle More than once they lost their way, but Hope’s intimate knowledge of the mountains enabled them to regain the track once more. A Study in Scarlet by Arthur Conan Doyle [1887]

But he had no doubt whatever that the Sofala was out of the proper track for crossing the bar at Batu Beru. It was a slight error. End of the Tether by Joseph Conrad [1902]

Miles Franklin With trembling expectancy every mail-day I watched for the boy’s return down the tortuous track to the house, but it was always, “No letters for the school-missus. My Brilliant Career by Miles Franklin

We’re hot on the doctor’s track now. The House on the Fens by Arthur Gask [1940]

But the faithful dog was watchful too, and agile, as he crouched fearlessly across the track of man’s first enemy, with its crafty pose and glittering eyes. Tropic Days by E. J. Banfield

Henry Adams Since 1871 nothing had ruffled the surface of the American world, and even the progress of Europe in her side-way track to disEuropeaning herself had ceased to be violent. The Education of Henry Adams by Henry Adams [1907]

Arthur Machen The track of these people, he said, had been marked by many terrible scandals, but till quite lately there had been no suspicion of their guilt. Holy Terrors by Arthur Machen

Yet, if I escape this peril — ay, if I escape — bright and clear as the moonlight track along the waters glows the rest of my existence. The Last Days of Pompeii by Edward Bulwer-Lytton [1834]

Gertrude Stein Spain is a tame name with a track a track so particular to shame, a track a little release in sold out casts a little next to saleable old cream. Geography and Plays by Gertrude Stein

Robert Louis Stevenson After making considerable efforts the boat was again got afloat in the proper track of the creek, so that we landed without any other accident than a complete ducking. Records of a Family of Engineers by Robert Louis Stevenson

George Gissing Thence he could see the whole track of the lane, which went, indeed, almost parallel with the railway line. A Life's Morning by George Gissing [1885]

Rudyard Kipling So I learned to track and to hunt, sending and calling my brothers back and forth as a king calls his armies. Many Inventions by Rudyard Kipling [1893]

William Hazlitt The character of his hero is almost everywhere predominant, and marks its lurid track throughout. Characters of Shakespeare’s Plays by William Hazlitt [1817]

Theodore Dreiser We don’t keep the track in good repair. The Titan by Theodore Dreiser

H.P. Lovecraft I kept no track of time during my downward scramble. The Shadow Out of Time by H.P. Lovecraft [1935]

Edgar Wallace That he was on the right track was not left long in doubt. Planetoid 127 by Edgar Wallace [1927]

Her long, lustrous hair following her glorious head in a golden wake, like the track sown in heaven by a falling star, seems to quench my most burning phrases with its splendors. The Diamond Lens by Fitz James O’Brien

Thomas Hardy Not a track or rut broke the virgin surface of the white mantle that lay along it, all marks left by the lately arrived travellers having been speedily obliterated by the flakes falling at the time. A Group of Noble Dames by Thomas Hardy [1891]

T. E. Lawrence They went on up the main track towards Guweira, riding for hours; but at last decided to wait for day in a side valley. Seven Pillars of Wisdom by T. E. Lawrence [1926]

I cannot keep track of all those fine distinctions in people I never saw. The Mill Mystery by Anna Katharine Green

He has been all on the wrong track lately, and done many a sad thing. The Key of the Church by Ellen Wood [1875]

Washington Irving I thought it my glory to pursue a track which Dryden and Otway trod before me. The Life of Oliver Goldsmith by Washington Irving [1840]

Lucy Maud Montgomery I had made up my mind that if you didn’t come for me to-night I’d go down the track to that big wild cherry-tree at the bend, and climb up into it to stay all night. Anne of Green Gables by Lucy Maud Montgomery [1908]

Anthony Trollope In what have I betrayed you?” “You set him upon my track here, though you knew I desired to avoid him. The Claverings by Anthony Trollope

But the deer that Fionn got the track of did not get away, and it seemed even that the animals sought him so many did he catch. Irish Fairy Tales by James Stephens

Arthur Machen The earth was black and unctuous, and bubbling under the feet, left no track behind. The Hill of Dreams by Arthur Machen [1907]

E. Phillips Oppenheim Your idea is, I suppose, that I shall call a taxicab, give my address in a low tone of voice, and lead you by gentle stages to the headquarters of the people whom you are so anxious to track down. The Lion and the Lamb by E. Phillips Oppenheim [1930]

Joseph Furphy For straight behind the buggy, and less than eighty yards away, Priestley’s fourteen-bullock team came crawling along the fence, with the evident purpose of catching the Nalrooka track at the gate. Such is Life by Joseph Furphy

Oscar Wilde Don’t forget that you will only have one child now to look after, and believe me that if this man wrongs my sister, I will find out who he is, track him down, and kill him like a dog. The Picture of Dorian Gray by Oscar Wilde [1891]

Baldwin Spencer No lubra was allowed to go near the wurley, which was kumali and no track out of camp passed near it. Native tribes of the Northern Territory of Australia by Baldwin Spencer

H.P. Lovecraft Accordingly I resolved in my mind the best course to pursue; whom to select for my confidences, and how to track down the thing which had obliterated two men and cast a nightmare shadow. The Lurking Fear by H.P. Lovecraft [1922]

E. F. Benson Mr Quantock was on the right track after all when he wanted to engage him. Queen Lucia by E. F. Benson [1920]

Arthur Morrison The track itself was of cement, and unimpressionable by footmarks, but nevertheless he scrutinized that with equal care, as well as the rails. The Dorrington Deed-Box by Arthur Morrison

Everything was illuminated, the Gavel on their left, Lingmell, Scafell, the Pike, the rough track of the Pass winding down into the valley. Rogue Herries by Hugh Walpole [1930]

Then all moved along the track to the graveside, crying, “Gah! Gah! Gah!” all the way. The Passing of the Aborigines by Daisy Bates [1938]

Arthur Conan Doyle Appreciation of nature found no place among his many gifts, and his only change was when he turned his mind from the evil-doer of the town to track down his brother of the country. His Last Bow by Arthur Conan Doyle [1917]

Edgar Allan Poe Thus the usual track of supposition was thoroughly broken up. Tales of Natural Beauty by Edgar Allan Poe

Henry Handel Richardson She must go out, track the man, follow him up; and snatching her bonnet from the drawer she tied it on — it had a red rose on a stalk, which nodded at her from the mirror. Ultima Thule by Henry Handel Richardson

Gaston Leroux When I first got on the right track of the mystery of this case I had imagined that, on the night of the tragedy in The Yellow Room, Mademoiselle Stangerson had worn her hair in bands. Mystery of the Yellow Room by Gaston Leroux [1907]

Some of the exits are set with traps and spring spears, and none but those in the secret dares venture along a track when the village has been made secure for the night. Tropic Days by E. J. Banfield

Edgar Allan Poe The present width of trackfifty feet — is considered, indeed, scarcely secure enough. Humorous Tales by Edgar Allan Poe

H. G. Wells She could not leave Trafford in order to track the brute down, and for a night or so she could not think of any way of checking its depredations. Marriage by H. G. Wells [1912]

I hopped out of the train, and, with no one apparently taking any interest in me, set off along the Port Pirie track in the same disguise that I had traversed it on the morning of the previous day. The Shadow of Larose by Arthur Gask [1930]

To return, however, into the track from which I have digressed. Oxford by Thomas De Quincey [1835]

Anthony Trollope They were now on a track of open country, and the pace was quicker even than before. The Eustace Diamonds by Anthony Trollope

The tinklers had been deputed to drive out the Gorbals Die–Hards, and as for Heritage they seemed to have lost track of him. Huntingtower by John Buchan [1922]

I pictured that awful ride with death, and how upon that narrow winding track every second might have been our last. The Shadow of Larose by Arthur Gask [1930]

T. E. Lawrence After a while we came to a fault in the flow, which served as a track to the other side. Seven Pillars of Wisdom by T. E. Lawrence [1926]

If I’m right, Lord help the scoundrels who have plotted against him, for it’ll be the business of my life to track them down, and bring their crime home to them — and I’ll do it. Run to Earth by Mary Elizabeth Braddon [1868]

The track of the bullet through his head ached with an intenser anguish. Tales of Soldiers and Civilians by Ambrose Bierce

Also there is the track for the coal tubs, like a miniature railway track with sleepers a foot or two apart, which is tiresome to walk on. The Road to Wigan Pier by George Orwell [1937]

Robert Louis Stevenson The track became a road, and went up and down in easy undulations. Travels with a Donkey in the Cevennes by Robert Louis Stevenson

Benjamin Disraeli Nicæus chose the track which he considered least tempting to pursuit, and towards sunset they had again entered a ravine washed by a mountain stream. The Rise of Iskander by Benjamin Disraeli [1834]

If he hadn’t made us, we could never have pulled so far out into the track of ships. A Set of Six by Joseph Conrad [1908]

This left the track to the cave open, and with as stiff a back as I could command, but a sadly fluttering heart, I marched through the ranks. Prester John by John Buchan

For three days and nights the adverse wind continued to blow with such force that the men could not even track against it. A Thousand Miles up the Nile by Amelia B. Edwards [1877]

H. G. Wells That morning I had come upon a track in the forest, and it had occurred to me as a disagreeable idea that this was a human pathway. Tono Bungay by H. G. Wells [1909]

The track itself curved in and out, and at times we could see no further than a man could throw a stone. The Shadow of Larose by Arthur Gask [1930]

Robert Louis Stevenson Beeches came to a good growth, with here and there an oak; and the track now passed under a high arcade of branches, and now ran under the open sky in glades. Lay Morals by Robert Louis Stevenson

That they were still upon my track was such an obsession with me, that for the time being I resolved to do absolutely nothing in relation to the wallet. The Beachy Head Murder by Arthur Gask [1941]

It must never be able to be proved that I had been upon the Port Augusta — Port Lincoln track at all. The Shadow of Larose by Arthur Gask [1930]

We took the track which crosses the Bújat-Badá to the south-east. The Land of Midian by Richard F. Burton [1879]

This wretched newspaper had put, literally, millions of private investigators upon my track and I realised to the full how wary I must be not to excite suspicion in anyone. The Beachy Head Murder by Arthur Gask [1941]

Henry James This was a little of a worry, for I should have liked to know; but on the other hand I felt my track at present effectually covered. The Sacred Fount by Henry James [1901]

Jules Verne In what direction? Which track would you follow?” At that very moment, as if to answer the Major, a cry of distress was heard. In Search of the Castaways by Jules Verne [1873]

Others had made some sort of a track to the foothills. Last Leaves from Dunk Island by E. J. Banfield

When we had travelled about a mile, the manager, who was riding a short distance with us for company’s sake, led me off the track to a grassy knoll beside a creek bend. Mr. Aristocrat by Guy Boothby

But where the high road begins to go up the hill there’s a track goes off along the river to the crofts you can see from the ro’d. The Man in the Queue by Josephine Tey

Searle stayed till closing-time and was seen to start off down the track to the river. To Love and Be Wise by Josephine Tey [1950]

Nathaniel Hawthorne Among those who came to Naumkeag were men of history and legend, whose feet leave a track of brightness along any pathway which they have trodden. The Snow Image and other stories by Nathaniel Hawthorne [1851]

Once grandfather set the dogs to track him down in the forest, as if he were a hare; another time, having caught him, he beat him so unmercifully that the neighbors took the child away and hid him. My Childhood by Maksim Gorky

As we came down the steep track a dog came up snuffing and searching about the grass and stones as if he’d lost something. Robbery Under Arms by Rolf Boldrewood

H. P. Lovecraf Clayey footprints lead out a rear door to a cliff overlooking the sea, and near the edge of the precipice is a track indicating the forcible dragging of some heavy body. Supernatural Horror in Literature by H. P. Lovecraf

Arthur Conan Doyle Without a word of farewell to either of us, he turned off upon the track that led up towards his father’s house. The Great Shadow by Arthur Conan Doyle [1892]

Andrew Lang The four friends followed the track of the tree and found that it ended in a deep hole. The Crimson Fairy Book by Andrew Lang

I, with none beside, Save hoarse cicalas shrilling through the brake, Still track your footprints ‘neath the broiling sun. The Eclogues of Virgil by translated by J. B. Greenough

T. E. Lawrence The track out of the valley when we reached its head was execrable, and the descent beyond into Wadi Marrakh almost dangerous; but the view from the crest compensated us. Seven Pillars of Wisdom by T. E. Lawrence [1926]

E. Phillips Oppenheim For half a mile it leads across a track of rich meadow-land, and then through two thick plantations of fir-trees. The Postmaster of Market Deignton by E. Phillips Oppenheim [1897]

The rain was still descending in torrents, and the big lights of the car powerful as they were, illuminated the track only for a bare hundred yards. The Shadow of Larose by Arthur Gask [1930]

A rabbit trapper camping four miles out from the township saw them passing along the track soon after ten that night. The Dark Highway by Arthur Gask [1928]

He got up and walked along the track that led up the hill. Robbery Under Arms by Rolf Boldrewood

All risks taken into account, we decide to put off our meeting till the twenty-fourth, and transfer the appointment to Minieh; thus giving ourselves time to track all the way in case of need. A Thousand Miles up the Nile by Amelia B. Edwards [1877]

Joseph Furphy From a junction in front, there stretches out into the mist a single line and a double line; and meantime, along a track converging toward your own, there spins a bright little loco. Such is Life by Joseph Furphy

Their track would be like the passage of the Red Sea, which they might traverse with unwet feet, though a wall of destruction were impending on either side. The Last Man by Mary Shelley

She shook her head, evidently as a warning that he must keep silent, then parted the bushes and quickly led the way along the narrow track into the wood. Nineteen Eighty-four by George Orwell

No! Scudder has gone off the track there. The Thirty-Nine Steps by John Buchan [1915]

Availing themselves of the renewed spirit of enterprise, the captains embarked on board their vessels, and, under the guidance of the veteran pilot, steered in the same track he had lately pursued. The History of the Conquest of Peru by William Hickling Presco

The track up to the cliffs was called Yeergilia, from which the name Eucla had been distorted by the white men. The Passing of the Aborigines by Daisy Bates [1938]

Arthur Conan Doyle To escape, to track down Sholto, to have my hand upon his throat — that was my one thought. The Sign of Four by Arthur Conan Doyle [1890]

George Meredith Around the ancient track marched, rank on rank, The army of unalterable law. Poems and Lyrics of the Joy of Earth by George Meredith [1883]