Behind the Castle
swells a great dome-shaped hill, forest-clad, and beyond that a nobler and loftier one.
raise their grey and moss-grown battlements, glimmering in the morning sun above the wood by which they were surrounded, than he instantly augured more truly concerning the cause of his misfortune.
The old Abbess then gave the Prince her blessing, and he set out upon his enterprise, arrived at the Serpent's castle
by following the secret passage which she had shown him, and by carefully attending to all her directions he happily succeeded in killing the monster.
This, however, he would not by any means consent to, so he remained all the evening with his helmet on, the drollest and oddest figure that can be imagined; and while they were removing his armour, taking the baggages who were about it for ladies of high degree belonging to the castle
, he said to them with great sprightliness:
Hasting to open wide his castle
gates he went forth to meet the King and fell on one knee and kissed his stirrup.
Whilst, however, the horses were climbing the steep acclivity which leads from the river to the castle
, several shop-boys approached the last horse, from whose saddle-bow a number of birds were suspended by the beak.
Well, look at those hills which surround the main one where the site for the Castle
was wisely chosen--on the highest ground.
Now this same morning the Wicked Witch came to the door of her castle
and looked out with her one eye that could see far off.
In the morning came the fox again and met him as he was beginning his journey, and said, 'Go straight forward, till you come to a castle
, before which lie a whole troop of soldiers fast asleep and snoring: take no notice of them, but go into the castle
and pass on and on till you come to a room, where the golden bird sits in a wooden cage; close by it stands a beautiful golden cage; but do not try to take the bird out of the shabby cage and put it into the handsome one, otherwise you will repent it.
We whisked by many a gray old medieval castle
, clad thick with ivy that swung its green banners down from towers and turrets where once some old Crusader's flag had floated.
nothing but insignificant orders; such as guarding the castle
, guarding every lodging, allowing none of M.
Chichagov, one of the most zealous "cutters-off" and "breakers-up," who had first wanted to effect a diversion in Greece and then in Warsaw but never wished to go where he was sent: Chichagov, noted for the boldness with which he spoke to the Emperor, and who considered Kutuzov to be under an obligation to him because when he was sent to make peace with Turkey in 1811 independently of Kutuzov, and found that peace had already been concluded, he admitted to the Emperor that the merit of securing that peace was really Kutuzov's; this Chichagov was the first to meet Kutuzov at the castle
where the latter was to stay.
The Tin Woodman's castle
is in the southern part of the Winkie Country, and so it can't be a great way from here.
Behind him, as he rode down the steep declivity that day, loomed a very different Torn from that which he had approached sixteen years before, when, as a little boy he had ridden through the darkening shadows of the night, perched upon a great horse behind the little old woman, whose metamorphosis to the little grim, gray, old man of Torn their advent to the castle
They reached the grand tin entrance to the tin castle
, and the Tin Woodman himself came running out of the door to embrace little Dorothy and give her a glad welcome.