Word usage examples
No homes visible here, just two-story walls of green eugenia and juniper and red-berried toyon backed by forests of oak, ginkgo, and liquidambar.
He had made a flying trip between storms, hastening from El toyon to White Rock over the mail route, coming in from White Rock through the still open pass through the mountains.
He had lost himself many times since leaving El toyon the day before, and now, with the main valley road as plain before him as a man could wish a road to be, he forsook it and came on blindly along a second road that the Echo Creek wagons had travelled last week for wood.
Hume answered that it was, and named two or three men in El Toyon as possible stake holders.
Charlie Granger at El toyon, and the order signed by him to turn over the five thousand dollars to the man who came in first, himself or Wayne Shandon, containing the clause which he had insisted upon, making it clear that if only one man entered the race he was to take the money.
Riding furiously with the fury of the storm as though swept onward with it, looking the very spirit of the wintry season that is made of black nights and cold, bright days, a woman was hastening upon a jaded horse toward the Echo Creek ranch house from the direction of El toyon and the railroad.
She had ridden here through this storm, she had come all the way from El toyon, for he had not been inattentive while he had been just outside the door before Wanda left the room, and she did not know a single person on the ranch.
Each report with the vaguest hint of truth in it MacKelvey hunted down doggedly, and the wires into El toyon from both directions were kept busy.
Early in January there arrived in El Toyon a gentleman with a scrubbing brush moustache, a pleasant, portly personality, a pair of twinkling black eyes, a seemingly limitless amount of leisure, discriminating taste for liquors and cigars, a fountain pen and a check book.
Among the knot of men upon the little, pine fringed knoll, were Big Bill, Dart, MacKelvey and half a dozen of the curious from El Toyon and the mountain ranches.