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Hi

During this period, the aspect of the country for a considerable distance around the present site of , had become materially changed; and the smoke from the cabin of the white settler arose in an hundred places, where, a dozen years before, prowled the wolf, the bear, and the panther, in perfect security

1. Does it say that a lot of area around Lexington had changed

2. "in perfect security" - does it mean that they didn't fight (hadn't fought) with each other or that a man didn't hunt (hadn't hunt) for them until he settled in that area?

--- I wasn't sure which tense would be correct Emotion: smile
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Hi,

During this period, the aspect of the country for a considerable distance around the present site of Lexington, had become materially changed; and the smoke from the cabin of the white settler arose in an hundred places, where, a dozen years before, prowled the wolf, the bear, and the panther, in perfect security

1. Does it say that a lot of area around Lexington had changed The way it looks, its appearance, had changed.

2. "in perfect security" - does it mean that they didn't fight (hadn't fought) with each other or that a man didn't hunt (hadn't hunt) for them until he settled in that area? The latter.

--- I wasn't sure which tense would be correct Emotion: smile

Clive
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CliveDuring this period, the aspect of the country for a considerable distance around the present site of Lexington, had become materially changed; and the smoke from the cabin of the white settler arose in an hundred places, where, a dozen years before, prowled the wolf, the bear, and the panther, in perfect security

Hello Clive

1. OK, I understand that the appearance had changed. But to be more accurate it says that a great deal of land (considerable distance) around Lexington had changed its appearance, right?

2. "a dozen years before" - does it mean over ten years before?
Hi,

1. OK, I understand that the appearance had changed. But to be more accurate it says that a great deal of land (considerable distance) around Lexington had changed its appearance, right? Yes

2. "a dozen years before" - does it mean over ten years before? Yes. A dozen means 12.

Clive
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