He had asked the landlady the altitude of her place above
the level of the lake, and she told him fourteen hundred and ninety-five feet.
His words here ended, but his meek aspect Silent yet spake, and breath'd immortal love To mortal men, above
which only shon Filial obedience: as a sacrifice Glad to be offer'd, he attends the will Of his great Father.
But it must be observed, that this island cannot move beyond the extent of the dominions below, nor can it rise above
the height of four miles.
The vessels carrying our green warriors were kept circling above
the contending fleets of Helium and Zodanga, since their batteries were useless in the hands of the Tharks who, having no navy, have no skill in naval gunnery.
Several large islands certainly exist in the lake; one of which is said to be mountainous, but not by any means to the extent required to furnish the series of peaks above
The water- way, so fair above
and wide below, flows oppressed by bricks and mortar and stone, by blackened timber and grimed glass and rusty iron, covered with black barges, whipped up by paddles and screws, overburdened with craft, overhung with chains, overshadowed by walls making a steep gorge for its bed, filled with a haze of smoke and dust.
Instead of anchoring,--I had set out the guide-light above
our roof, so he had but to descend and fasten the plane--he wandered, profoundly distracted, above
the town with his anchor down
Bunyan mentions that above
twenty thousand cartloads of wholesome instructions had been thrown in here without effect.
Open here I flung the shutter, when, with many a flirt and flutter, In there stepped a stately raven of the saintly days of yore; Not the least obeisance made he; not an instant stopped or stayed he; But, with mien of lord or lady, perched above
my chamber door -- Perched upon a bust of Pallas just above
my chamber door -- Perched, and sat, and nothing more.
Not the least obeisance made he; not a minute stopped or stayed he, But, with mien of lord or lady, perched above
my chamber door-- Perched upon a bust of Pallas just above
my chamber door-- Perched, and sat, and nothing more.
I rely upon you not only to be discreet and to refrain from all gossip upon the matter but, above
all, to preserve this coronet with every possible precaution because I need not say that a great public scandal would be caused if any harm were to befall it.
Tars Tarkas and I found no time for an exchange of experiences as we stood there before the great boulder surrounded by the corpses of our grotesque assailants, for from all directions down the broad valley was streaming a perfect torrent of terrifying creatures in response to the weird call of the strange figure far above
I have no stomach to narrate the monotonous events of the tedious days that Woola and I spent ferreting our way across the labyrinth of glass, through the dark and devious ways beyond that led beneath the Valley Dor and Golden Cliffs to emerge at last upon the flank of the Otz Mountains just above
the Valley of Lost Souls--that pitiful purgatory peopled by the poor unfortunates who dare not continue their abandoned pilgrimage to Dor, or return to the various lands of the outer world from whence they came.
In one place, five hundred feet above
the sea, the perpendicular bank on the upper side of the road was ten or fifteen feet high, and the cut exposed three veins of oyster shells, just as we have seen quartz veins exposed in the cutting of a road in Nevada or Montana.
So he moderated the flame of his cylinder, and the balloon, in a few moments, had descended to an altitude only three hundred feet above