Frequently we had to turn aside to avoid the swampy ponds fringed with saw-grass.
They will help you to dodge the worst of the saw-grass which is likely to be your greatest trouble.
But between them and the camp was an almost impassable barrier of saw-grass.
No sitting in swamps for me, but a good, clean, and easy boat in the saw-grass.
The saw-grass was so high as partially to protect the bodies of our men from view; but the fire was very fatal.
Then he'd wave his hand to the east, 'No trail, oko suchescha (water all gone), saw-grass ojus (heaps)!'
Cutting through the saw-grass in all directions, spreading out like the lines in a human hand, were many shallow water-courses.
They found much open water, most of the grass was light and the few strands of saw-grass they encountered were easily avoided.
They sheered off and avoided all bands of saw-grass unless they found trails across them.
A light mist was rising from the countless acres of saw-grass, and the sun was shining through a veil of fleecy clouds.